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Starting a small food based business, Marty Butts

Starting a small food based business, Marty Butts

April 13, 2019
If you've ever thought about starting a small food based business you're not alone. In this episode I talk with Martin Butts of Small Potatoes, a foodpreneur consultant. Marty gives some information on starting out right to improve your chances of success. Marty gives seminars throughout the country on starting, marketing, and running a small food business.
 
Small Potatoes on Facebook.
Forrager.com for national Cottage Laws
Information on B-Corporations from Wikipedia
 
If you are not local to central New York you can learn more about, and buy, the Clean Slate Farm blended balsamic vinegars and other products at the link below.
 
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Part 2 - Got Milk? Dairy farmer Kathie Arnold talks labor and why you should support local farmers

Part 2 - Got Milk? Dairy farmer Kathie Arnold talks labor and why you should support local farmers

March 30, 2019
In part two of this episode, I finish my talk with Kathie Arnold, about the challenges facing small dairy farms and farms in general. When a farm closes down, the community suffers in a ripple effect throughout the area. We also touch on farm labor, undocumented and otherwise, and what that means to a farm and the surrounding community. 
 
How can you find out where your milk is coming from? Go to Where is my milk from and enter the code from the top of your dairy product. It looks something like 36-3661, it may have only 3 numbers following the dash. Now you can support a local, or at least state dairy in your future purchases. 
 
As some background information on what is happening to the dairy industry, listen to this podcast from "Farm To Table Talk" episode 66 with John Ikerd, a Farm Economist who taught farmers one thing only to realize years later farming was on the wrong track. He now lectures on small farms and sustainability. It's a great listen and very important for understanding how Big Ag and how it devastates small farmers. 
 
If you could use our Amazon link for purchases at Amazon we would be grateful. It's a no-cost way to support Clean Slate Farm if you use our Amazon affiliate link for other purchases - we receive a small finders fee if you purchase through this link. Thanks! (We're saving for a greenhouse build and we're almost there!)

For cooking, beekeeping, gardening, and DIY videos see our YouTube channel at Clean Slate Farm.

Find us on Twitter @cleanslatefarm
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Visit our new, improved website Clean Slate Farm where you can purchase our small batch blended balsamic vinegar, spice blend, and miracle hand cream.

Part 1 - Got Milk? Thank a dairy farmer…and buy local to help save a farm

Part 1 - Got Milk? Thank a dairy farmer…and buy local to help save a farm

March 26, 2019
In this two-part episode, I talk with Kathie Arnold, a dairy farmer in central New York, about some alarming happenings in the dairy industry. Like the massive loss of dairy farms in the US, from 600,000 to 40,000 and falling. How milk gets from the farm to your refrigerator, how much a dairy farmer gets paid for milk and how much it costs to produce it. Buy local is more than a catchphrase to farmers, it's their lifeblood. The loss of a small farm sends ripples throughout the communities in many ways. And farm suicides are five times higher than the national average, and twice that of military veterans.
 
As some background information on what is happening to the dairy industry, listen to this podcast from "Farm To Table Talk" show 66 with John Ikerd, a Farm Economist that taught farmers one thing only to realize years later farming was on the wrong track. He now lectures on small farms and sustainability. It's a great listen and very important for understanding how Big Ag and how it devastates small farmers. 
 
If you could use our Amazon link for purchases at Amazon we would be grateful. It's a no-cost way to support Clean Slate Farm if you use our Amazon affiliate link for other purchases - we receive a small finders fee if you purchase through this link. Thanks! (We're saving for a greenhouse build and we're almost there!)

For cooking, beekeeping, gardening, and DIY videos see our YouTube channel at Clean Slate Farm.

Find us on Twitter @cleanslatefarm
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Catch us on Instagram cleanslatefarm
Visit our new, improved website Clean Slate Farm where you can purchase our small batch blended balsamic vinegar, spice blend, and miracle hand cream.

Will Wallus, resorts, and tractors

Will Wallus, resorts, and tractors

February 19, 2019
Will Wallus and I talk about his new hobby, resort keeper. There's quit a bit that one needs to know to get a resort/campground up and running and Will tells us what he's doing. We also talk about restaurants and tractors. Don't hold it against him....but he owns a Kubota. (Sorry Will, payback)
 
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For cooking, beekeeping, gardening, and DIY videos see our YouTube channel at Clean Slate Farm.

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Coffee, coffee, coffee with Jessie Harriot

Coffee, coffee, coffee with Jessie Harriot

January 23, 2019
Jessie Harriot from Copper Horse Coffee and I finally get to talk. Jessie is a coffee roaster in Ithaca, New York and roasts small batch, really, really good coffee. We talk about coffee beans, roasting, brewing, and storing the liquid of life. Thanks, Jessie, happy brewing!
 
For a great story about coffee and the lengths people will go to for great coffee, listen to this podcast from Snap Judgement called "The Monk of Mokha"
 
We use a burr grinder for a more consistent grind that is easily adjustable for espresso to French press grinds. Use our Amazon link to purchase the  Baratza Virtuoso burr grinder and support Clean Slate Farm or use our Amazon affiliate link for other purchases - we receive a small finders fee if you purchase through this link. Thanks!

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Building a Cordwood Home with the Accidental Hippies

Building a Cordwood Home with the Accidental Hippies

October 30, 2018
Ever thought about building your own home? Listen to Emily McCafferty from the Accidental Hippies as we talk about how she and her husband built their off-grid, cordwood/post and beam home in Kentucky. There's a lot to learn from her so listen up!

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Sheri Fischer and the garden wrap up for fall

Sheri Fischer and the garden wrap up for fall

September 27, 2018
 
Sheri Fischer from Sher2Garden and I talk about what we grew this year, wrapping up the garden for winter and some challenges we faced with the gardens this year. Bugs included. Sheri and I talked in the spring about what we were going to plant in the gardens. We both agree peppers grew terrific this year. Thanks, Sheri!

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Master canner and author Stephanie Thurow, canning and fermenting

Master canner and author Stephanie Thurow, canning and fermenting

August 22, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Stephanie Thurow about all things canning. I first heard of Stephanie through her book, Can It & Ferment It. Stephanie is a master canner and with all that she has going on, I was pleased that she could join me for this interview. 

We talk about canning safety, how long is food good for once canned, and fermenting. 

Stephanie's Facebook page Minnesota From Scratch

Can It & Ferment It (Amazon affiliate link)

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Craig LeHoullier, tomato breeder talks about all things tomato

Craig LeHoullier, tomato breeder talks about all things tomato

April 30, 2018

In this episode of the Clean Slate Farm podcast, I talk with Craig LeHoullier, an expert tomato breeder and gardener. It was a great discussion about tomatoes and I learned quite a bit from this and his book, Epic Tomatoes: How to select and grow the best varieties of all time.

Craig is the lead breeder for the dwarf tomato project, which you can find more information through his website. Craig also has a YouTube channel about all things tomato and it would be worthwhile. He is also involved with Seed Savers, a seed company worthy of your business. You can find dwarf tomato seeds at the following sites among others.

Links -
Craig LeHoullier
Seed Savers
Fruition Seeds

Epic Tomatoes (Amazon affiliate link) or you can purchase directly from Craig

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Sheri Fischer and I talk seed starting and more

Sheri Fischer and I talk seed starting and more

March 28, 2018

Sheri Fischer from Sher2Garden and I talk about seed starting, seed saving and more. Sheri has a lot of gardening knowledge and has graciously agreed to be a guest on the show from time to time. Thanks, Sheri!

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Here is a link to our video on soil blocks, which Sheri and I talk about in the show. https://youtu.be/43qsuBDWDRU If the link doesn't work you can go to our YouTube channel and search for soil...you'll find it.

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