• Who goes to Farmers Markets and Why?

  • The complexities of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), and country of origin labeling, who actually cares about it and why it matters.

  • What they are and why a consumer should care about them.

  • Do fad diets affect farmers? Maybe not but Oprah sure did!

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 016 – “Gadgets and Indoor Gardens” (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!) In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what they think are the coolest gadgets that apply to farming. Rob talks about using satellite imagery to help farmers scout their crops Carrie is fascinated with watering vegetables over her phone with a Fibonacci.Read More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 015 – Food Influencers” Food Influencers aren’t just people like it was twenty years ago. In this episode Rob and Carrie are sharing their thoughts on so called diet Food Influencers, celebrity chefs, and how what we see, read and watch actually influences how we eat. Listen to the episode here.Read More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 014 – “Sustainable Agriculture” In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about what sustainable agriculture actually means. It’s a term that consumers are extremely interested in, and maybe confused by what it actually means. We talk about why farmers are so sensitive about it. (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!)Read More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 013 – Chemical Drift – aka Rob Sharkey’s All Time Favorite Subject” (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!) {A must listen if you live near a farm and have any prejudice or concerns about chemicals infiltrating your garden or property.} In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about chemicals.Read More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 012 – Container Gardens, 5 Tips From a Farmer” In this episode, Rob and Carrie are chatting about container gardening, tips and myths. They chat about what they are, and Rob gives advice on pests and how to tell if a plant is stressed, soil considerations, and debunks some of the more common myths.Read More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 011 – First Hand Account of the Wildfires in Kansas” (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!) In this episode, Carrie and Rob are stepping away from their one on one conversation to talk to two people helping with the wildfires affecting Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. Denton Clark of Clark Farms went to help with fire mitigation, as he states, there’s no stopping a fire of this magnitude, you’re just trying to saves people’s farms. He described what he saw as “nothing short of hell”. When you’re fifteen miles away andRead More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 010 – Shopping Preferences & Food Deserts” (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!) In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about why people shop at the grocery store they do. What factors in their preferred habits. And then they chat about food deserts what they are, where they are and what programs are out there combating them. FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Farmers: Are you involved in urban food distribution hubs? If so what are they? Consumers: Do you know people affected by food deserts? Do you live in one – if soRead More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 009 – The Breakfast Episode – Enriched vs Fortified” (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!) Cream of Wheat has sparked an entire episode! In this episode, Carrie and Rob are chatting about enriched and fortified foods, how it happens and why. How acids help your food last longer including the secret to keeping avocados from turning brown once it’s exposed to the air. Which is better – Captain Crunch or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, plus listen in to hear a super weird fact about Carrie’s ice cream habit. FEEDBACK REQUESTED:Read More →

In this episode, Carrie is trying to understand and Rob is trying to explain, the farmer mentality when it comes to hobby farms, intermediate size farms, big ag and corporate farms.

They talk about everything from the size of your tractor, the types of farm entities, BTO (Big Time Operator), how and why “big ag” can be extremely intimidating to the intermediate/small farmer, and Rob’s obsession with Old McDonald.

And then they drill deep into the farmer’s unique entitlement/failure mentality when it comes to what defines them and the lengths they will go to in order to keep farming.Read More →