From the Farm
Althea Raiford, 41, farms five acres (including two as pasture for animals)on 25 acres of land called Gilliard Farms in Brunswick, Georgia, along with her brother, Matthew. Recently, we talked to Althea about what it’s like to be both a sixth generation farmer and a retired member of the military. Join her now as she takes you on a tour of her farm as seen through her eyes.
Jul 31, 2013 Watch Video
Owner Mike Babcock launched Oregon Seafoods in 2010 after 18 years in the sawmill industry. In 2011, he introduced Sea Fare Pacific products to the food industry with the goal of bringing high-quality, wild-caught, sustainable Pacific albacore tuna to consumers. Sea Fare Pacific products – four varieties of wild caught albacore tuna sold in an environmentally friendly 6 oz. Grocery Pouch – are sold across the US in more than 700 specialty foods stores and national retailers as well online at www.Amazon.com and www.GreenPolkaDotBox.com. Join Babcock now as he takes you on a tour of Oregon Seafoods as seen through his eyes.
May 28, 2013 Watch Video
Nikki Weathers, 27, farms mostly irrigated corn for silage. Her family owns 25 head of commercial cows for club calves and a few registered Herefords. They farm about 3,000 acres of irrigated ground and 1,000 of dryland. They also custom plant an additional 2,500 acres of corn. Both Weathers and her husband each grew up on a farm. Join Nikki now on a tour of her farm as seen through her eyes.
Apr 29, 2013 Watch Video
The Oregon-based Willamette Valley Vineyards grows, by hand, high quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay grapes. Since their founding in 1983, they have served as stewards of the land – a key principle in their winemaking. Join founder, Jim Bernau, on a video tour of the farms that make up the Willamette Valley Vineyards.
Mar 25, 2013 Watch Video
Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD, LDN is a Phoenix, AZ-based Registered Dietitian for Bashas’ Family of Stores. She is a passionate public health advocate and is on the cutting edge of exploring, developing and testing effective strategies to inspire Americans to improve health while shopping at their local grocery store. Join her now as she takes you on a video tour that highlights the role of supermarket dietitians in their quest to educate and help shoppers make better, healthier food choices.
Feb 25, 2013 Watch Video
Wholesome Wave is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve access and affordability of fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce to food deserts and other communities historically lacking in these items, and in the process, help to fight our country's obesity epidemic. Join us on a video tour as we visit participants and farmers who are using both the Wholesome Wave Double Value Coupon Program and their Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program.
Dec 24, 2012 Watch Video
John Love, 24 years old, is a commercial salmon fisherman in Whittier, Alaska. Love started out as a deckhand but enjoyed the job so much that he started his own business. He is coming up on his third year of running his own salmon-fishing boat. Join him now as he takes you out for a day of fishing.
Nov 26, 2012 Watch Video
Dustin Johnson is a farmer and rancher in Northwest New Mexico. Johnson’s family has been farming for three generations. Johnson is currently serving a two-year term as a spokesperson for the Young Farmers and Ranchers Program. Join him now as he takes you on a tour of his family farm, as seen through his eyes.
Oct 28, 2012 Watch Video
Marc and Blair Green live in Southeastern, NC where farming is a part of their daily lives. Marc manages Funston Farms, a privately owned farm that consists of a farrow-to-wean sow operation with 3,000 sows, a finishing operation of 2,000 sows, a herd of beef cattle with 275 Angus cross brood cows, and around 3,000 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans. Join the Greens as they take us on a daily tour of their farm as seen through their eyes.
Sep 24, 2012 Watch Video