• 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 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 →

Once upon a time there was a girl who needed a healthy recipe for dinner. She looked at all the diet cook books in her pantry and thought “hmmm, I wonder if fad diets affect the farmers.”

So she asked one.Read More →

In this episode Carrie wants to know what cover crops are, what their actual purpose is and why they help regular harvested crops. Rob tries to keep it non-political, but eventually they discuss the pro vs anti cover crop guys.

Then they discuss the Milwaukee Crypto Outbreak and why Milwaukeeans would be happy farmers if got a stipend to plant cover crops to keep pollutants out of the water. And how the consumer would even make the correlation between cover crops that were involved and the food they purchase.Read More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 005 – TPP & Country of Origin Labeling” (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!) In this episode Rob explains the complexities of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), what countries it affects and why it’s good/bad. Then we talk about country of origin labeling, who actually cares about it and why it matters. FEEDBACK REQUESTED: we want to know what your experience has been – do you care about country of origin when it comes to your beef? If so why? What information are you getting from that label? Ranchers/Farmers –Read More →

“The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 004 – Farmers Markets, Myths & Misconceptions” (Psst! Support the show by sharing this episode to facebook/twitter – thank you!!) In this episode Rob and Carrie are chatting about why people actually go to Farmers Markets, is it to talk to the farmer? Is it because the products are fresher/safer/better for the environment? We touch on WIC being accepted and why Big Ag farmers and Farmer Market farmers don’t get along.Read More →