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.
The family farm dream: How Chris Krucker (Manorun Farm) achieved it (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP3)
In this episode, our guest from Manorun Farm in Lynden, Ontario talks about his experiences farming alongside his family over the last 25 years: moving to farmland, building a farm slowly, farming full-time, and now handing off the farm to his kids. He also shares how he weaned their kids onto farm work (and ensured they wouldn’t hate it), and how all four kids now play a role in running the farm business.
In this episode, Antonio and Janice break down why it’s so tough for farmers nowadays to make money from farming. They share 8 big reasons why farmers are still attracted to the farm life anyway, including their own personal stories explaining why they wouldn’t trade it in for anything. They also discuss the very real challenges new farmers currently face in trying to make their farm dream a reality and how we can solve this problem.
In this episode, Antonio and Janice introduce what The Hello Farm Life Podcast is all about and what listeners can expect from Season 1. They also share their stories of how they each went from living the city to farm life and ended up connecting on Cavaleiro Farm.