Breaking Beans Radio Show #21: Being Social

Aired: October 4, 2017

This month’s show features the social aspect of food and farming. First, host Sister Kathy Curtis goes to Clay County to visit at Old Homeplace Farm’s open house.  She talked with hosts Maggie and Will Bowling about why they decided to host an open house at their farm. Then she ventured to Big Switch Farm, where Joe Schroeder and Lora Smith shared with her about their Lost Fiddler mobile pizza oven. Then Cindy and Randy Shepherd from Meadow Branch Farm tell her all about why Eastern Kentucky is such a great place for honey. Lastly, she travels to Berea College for the Second Annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue to interview Sociologist, Alisha Mays on her experiences in eastern Kentucky talking with folks about home provisioning.


Old Homeplace Farm’s Open House Hay Ride

Big Switch Farm’s Lost Fiddler Mobile Pizza Oven

Meadow Branch Farm (photo credit to Meadow Branch Farm Facebook)

Nicole Breazeale with Alisha Mays (right)

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The Breaking Beans Variety Radio Show airs on 88.7 WMMT (online too!) the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm featuring stories, interviews, recipes, and news from the food and farming worlds in the Appalachian region!

Hosted by Breaking Beans Fellow Sister Kathy Curtis.



Breaking Beans: The Appalachian Food Story Project is an initiative of Community Farm Alliance to tell the story of how local food and farming in Eastern Kentucky can contribute to a bright future in the mountains. Eastern Kentucky is at the point where it can foster a food system that is equitable and accessible to all, provides fresh nutritious food, and serves as an economic generator that builds community wealth. With a rich history of food and farming, stories of how Eastern Kentucky is already growing in that direction – and the challenges along the way – are important for informing people and policy alike.