In the final episode of The Hello Farmlife Podcast season one, we talk about the always-timely topic of inheriting a farm. The challenges that come with inheriting a farm property as well as the goals and motivations that make heirs see the value of their inheritance are also discussed during the insightful conversation.
Back to the family farm: My generation’s turn at farming with Sarah Dolamore (Mount Wolfe Farm) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast S1, EP12)
An insightful conversation with one of our closest farmers, Sarah Dolomore from Mount Wolfe Farm. Sarah shares her journey in transitioning to the farmlife by inheriting a family farm property and making it progress. She also shares some tips for starting a farm business and for creating an effective farm community as well as the methods Mount Wolfe Farm applies to make their CSA program a success.
Cultivating a more equitable and engaged food culture with Jacqueline Dwyer and Noel Livingston (Toronto Black Farmers Collective) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP11)
Jacqueline and Noel from the Toronto Black Farmers Collective share about their food and farming journeys from their home country Jamaica to their present home Toronto. They discuss their experiences growing up in Jamaica to observing the differences in food quality, accessibility, and culture in Toronto.
This episode discusses what community farming is and why it’s ideal to build a community at a farm. We share some tips on how to create a farm community and discuss how building good relationships brings value to the farm by having members share their skills and expertise.
Ivan Wadgymar (Maizal) shares his insights and experiences on the other side of farming: eating and the restaurant industry. He also talks about how the pandemic has affected his food business and what he sees as the role of restaurants in food security.
Why is it important for landowners and farmers to know how to observe and read nature? What are the challenges that come up when we don’t learn how to work in harmony with nature? All these and some strategies for how people can improve their nature-observing skills to increase productivity and efficiency on their farms in this podcast episode.
You Don’t Need to Buy a Farm to Farm Successfully with Angie Koch (Fertile Ground Farm) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP7)
Our guest Angie Koch from Fertile Ground Farm talks about how she managed to get onto someone else’s farmland as a new farmer, and has since grown a profitable farm. Whether you’re an aspiring farmer or someone who’s been in the game for a few years, you’re sure to gain a ton of insights and inspiration!
In this episode, we talk about why marketing is so critical for farms these days, and bust 3 common myths that keep farmers and other entrepreneurs from doing this essential business activity. We also offer 3 foundational tips for marketing beginners to get started on their marketing journey, and share the steps they took to successfully market their farm’s vegetable box program.
How to Balcony Garden and Eat Fresh Every Day (with Lara Mrosovsky, Miinikaan) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP5)
In this episode, our guest Lara Mrosovsky (a.k.a. “The Queen of Balcony Gardening”) (Miinikaan) shares tips and tricks for how to grow fresh food on your balcony in the city.
Is buying farmland a good investment? In this episode, we discuss some of the ins and outs of buying a farm, including the different ways people can use farmland and what to look out for when visiting farms for sale.