019 Shinecast – Vermont’s Bread & Butter Farm

Bread and Butter Farm sign Shelburne South Burlington Vermont

Episode 019 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with Corie Pierce, co-owner of Bread & Butter Farm near Burlington, Vermont. Corie talks about how she came to love farming as a teenager, even though no one in her family was a farmer, and how she set out to make farming her life's mission. Bread & Butter Farm is a small-but-diversified sustainable farm in … [Read more...]

017 Shinecast – Snow’s Bend Farm

David Snow of Snow's Bend Farm at Pepper Place Saturday Market

Episode 017 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with David Snow of Snow's Bend Farm in Coker, Alabama. Snow's Bend Farm is one of Alabama's premiere sustainable farms. David and Margaret Ann have a thriving CSA program and supply produce to some of the nation's leading farm-to-table restaurants Although David doesn't name the restaurants, I know that Snow's Bend Farm … [Read more...]

Shinecast 016: Skye Borden Returns to the Land

Episode 016 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with Skye Borden and her quest to grow and raise most of her family's food. Skye, an environmental lawyer/writer and her husband returned to their home state of Alabama 2 years ago after living in Vermont for several years. Check out her story here (or download via iTunes and doubleTwist).     … [Read more...]

011 Shinecast: Presentation to ASAN’s Farm & Food Forum

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Episode 011 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features a presentation on marketing your farm through the internet and social media given by Sheree Martin at the recent Farm & Food Forum, an annual event hosted by the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network. Quick update on Koda, one of the Martin family's dogs: His injury turned out to be from a small-caliber gunshot. He's going to be … [Read more...]

010 Shinecast: Farm Update & The Wildwood Ruminators

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Episode 010 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features live music from The Wildwood Ruminators, a newish band from the Shoals area of Northwest Alabama. You also hear an update about what's growing at Shine Springs Farm and more on Koda. A new stray dog—a yellow Lab, maybe full-blooded—has arrived at the farm and it looks like he'll get a forever home. My dad came up with Shine as his name. … [Read more...]

009 Shinecast: Beekeeping with Dr. Jim Tew, Farm Dogs & Farm Update

Bee on Buckwheat at Shine Springs Farm October 2012

Episode 009 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast includes a brief conversation on bees and beekeeping with Dr. Jim Tew, a consulting professor with Auburn University and retired State Extension Specialist from Ohio State University. Sheree also gives a Shine Springs Farm update, including a near-tragedy involving farm dog Koda, and comments on a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics on … [Read more...]

008 Shine Springs Farm Shinecast: Jan Hoadley & Slow Money Farm

Henry's Garden at Shine Springs Farm

This week's Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with Jan Hoadley of Slow Money Farm. Jan shares her farming philosophy, offers tips for cooking rabbit and talks about the importance of community in farming.   Jan and her family raise poultry, rabbits and produce at Slow Money Farm. Jan blogs about Life, Farm & Food at Slow Money Farm. She's also a Ag Chat … [Read more...]

007 Shinecast: Turnip Greens, Green Building & More

Fresh Turnip Greens

Episode 007 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features a detailed farm update, the health benefits of turnip greens, and a conversation with Justinn Overton, Green Workforce Program Director for the US Green Building Council Alabama. As much as I'd like to use James Bond theme music for this episode, I did not. Copyright law and all that. Use your imagination.   In the farm … [Read more...]

006 Shine Springs Farm Shinecast Featuring J3 Organics

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Episode 006 features a detailed update on what's growing this Fall at Shine Springs Farm and a conversation with John Obert Jr. of J3 Organics LLC, a family-owned composting business in Bessemer, Alabama.   What's Growing at Shine Springs Farm Pak choi and golden turnips are looking great. I can start clipping those for greens any day now. Lots of kale on the way. Kohlrabi is slow to … [Read more...]

005 Shine Springs Farm Podcast: Featuring Shane Tutmarc

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Episode 005 of the Shine Springs Farm Podcast features an interview with Nashville musician Shane Tutmarc, commentary on the Stanford Organic Study and why Shine Springs Farm intends to seek organic certification and Certified Naturally Grown status. The "arts" are a key part of a sustainable lifestyle. Music, dance, "hoedowns" and "Hee-Haws" have been a big part of farm life for centuries. … [Read more...]