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Episode 14: Chattanooga Area Food B...

In this episode, I interview Jane Mauldin, Garden Coordinator at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. We chat about what the Food Bank does for the Chattan...

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Episode 13: Gaining Ground

This week, I'm happy to welcome Ruth Kerr to the show. Ruth is the Program Manager over at Gaining Ground and she joins me to talk about what Gaining ...

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Episode 12: Slow Food Chattanooga

On this 12th episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Ann Keener of Slow Food Chattanooga to talk about how the international organization is working to ...

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Episode 11: Opening week for many f...

These last two weeks have marked openings days for many farmers markets in the area and my wife Sarah is on the show to chat with me about how those o...

Episode 14: Chattanooga Area Food Bank

In this episode, I interview Jane Mauldin, Garden Coordinator at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. We chat about what the Food Bank does for the Chattanooga Area, feeding over 20,000 people from not only donated food, but also food from their own garden.

If you want to find out more about the local food-related events happening around Chattanooga this week, check out Gaining Ground’s events page.

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Veggie Soup” by Chattanooga’s own Smooth Dialects.

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Episode 13: Gaining Ground

This week, I’m happy to welcome Ruth Kerr to the show. Ruth is the Program Manager over at Gaining Ground and she joins me to talk about what Gaining Ground does for the local food community in the form of farmers market support, periodicals, events, and much more.

If you want to find out more about the local food-related events happening around Chattanooga this week, check out Gaining Ground’s events page.

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Concerning You & Me” by Chattanooga’s own The New Empires.

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Episode 12: Slow Food Chattanooga

On this 12th episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Ann Keener of Slow Food Chattanooga to talk about how the international organization is working to bring awareness to a healthier food lifestyle and get people away from the current fast food obsession.

For the events mentioned on the show:

(Thank you to Gaining Ground for the event list)

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Found” by Chattanooga’s own The Nims Nims.

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Episode 11: Opening week for many farmers markets

These last two weeks have marked openings days for many farmers markets in the area and my wife Sarah is on the show to chat with me about how those opening days have gone. We also talk a great deal about what White Ivy Farm is up to this week, and I play some audio I recorded at the Ooltewah Farmers Market‘s opening day. I interviewed the good folks at Dixie Soaps, Owl Hollow Farm, and Red Clay Farm, as well as the return of Faith Sharp of Ooltewah Nursery to tell us a little about what to expect from the Ooltewah Farmers Market throughout the year. I want to thank everyone for taking a few minutes out of the BUSY afternoon to chat with me.

You can find more pictures from the Ooltewah opening day ceremony on our Facebook page.

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Lamps Posts” by Chattanooga’s own Rigoletto.

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Episode 10: Chattanooga Food Ventures

I decided to skip the time off this week and put out a show after all! This episode is a short one with Eric Taslimi and Robert Peterson of Chattanooga Food Ventures. We discuss the new business as well as their philosophies on using local food in their menu.

I’ve also started up a monthly column over at Nooga.com that you should check out if you’re interested in reading more about the topic. The column, called The Farm Stand, will come out the first Saturday of each month.

Be sure to read through the Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index Ranking to see where we stand here in the southern states for local food availability. As you might expect, we’re low on the chart, but we can fix that!

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Forgotten Places” by Chattanooga’s own The New Empires.

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Episode 9: Famous Nater’s World Famous

In this ninth episode, I chat with Nathan Flynt, chef and co-owner of Famous Nater’s World Famous food truck. We chat about the amazing food that he creates as well as his focus on using local ingredients.

You can find out more info at the website, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the ever-changing menu and serving locations.

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “We’ll Become Giants” by Chattanooga’s own Dolphin Mouth.

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Episode 8: Flat Rock Growing Company

If you’re interested in hydroponics (or want to know more about it), Tommy Wood from the Flat Rock Growing Company is here on this week’s episode to tell you all about it. We discuss what’s worked and hasn’t worked for the Alabama-based greenhouse, as well as Tommy’s opinion on how important local food is to our area.

 

The upcoming events I mentioned on the show are:

(Thank you to Gaining Ground for the event list)

 

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Lion’s Den” by Chattanooga’s own Milele Roots.

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Episode 7: The new Ooltewah Farmers Market

I’m happy to have Faith Sharp of the brand new Ooltewah Farmers Market on this week’s episode. We discuss how the market got started, what they hope to sell, and its connection with Ooltewah Nursery. If you live in the east Hamilton County or Bradley County area, this is right up your alley! The market will start on April 25th and run every Thursday from 2-5pm. You can check out its Facebook page for more info.

I also talk a bit about the upcoming farmers markets and when they’ll have their openings days. I didn’t cover them all this week, but I will discuss more on each one in the coming episodes.

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Six White Horses” by Chattanooga’s own Bohannons.

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Episode 6: Chattanooga Mobile Market

In this episode, I talk with Lori Bell of the Chattanooga Mobile Market. We discuss the hot topic of food accessibility and how the market provides healthier options for those neighborhoods plagued with junk food on every corner.

Going hand-in-hand with this topic, I also chat a bit about Will Allen’s talk last week in town and I mention an upcoming sustainability expo at the Convention Center next week.

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “The Hip Disintegrated” by Chattanooga’s own Land Camera.

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Episode 5: Letty Smith of Circle S Farm

On this fifth episode, I interview Letty Smith of Circle S Farm in Rising Fawn, Georgia. We talk about the farm and how it all works. Circle S runs a successful CSA and sells at a couple area farmers’ markets, so she offers some great information on how those work from her side of the fence.

You can visit Circle S Farm at its Facebook page or visit the website to learn more.

Also be sure to check out Will Allen’s talk tomorrow at Gaining Ground. I’ll be there and will talk about it on the next show.

If you’d like to reach the show, send an email to show AT chattanoogalocavore.com. You can also check us out on our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved with the community.

The theme song for this episode is “Dig” by Chattanooga’s own Milele Roots.

Thanks for listening!