Fit to Eat Podcast Series

Our frequent collaborator, the ever-busy Dr. Ivan Emke, has a podcast called Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show. It's an enlightening buffet of food for thought on the food system in our province.

Each episode is a well-informed, well-facilitated conversation between Dr. Emke and his guest. Guests include farmers, chefs, food producers, beekeepers,hunters, homesteaders, innovators, and more.

“Many of us have devoted a significant amount of time to eating, and to talking and reading and thinking about eating. However, perhaps we have spent much less time thinking about where our food came from,’ Emke says, “Or who grew it or raised it or hunted it or collected it ... or made it in a lab.”

So his podcast talks about the people who play a role in the food system of Newfoundland & Labrador. “And, to further lighten the tone,” he says, “it includes music suggested by the interview guests.”

Fit to Eat is available on a number of community radio stations and organizational web sites. Here are the episodes released to date:

Episode 1: Elvis Gillam, Riverbrook Farm


Episode 2: Krista Reader Chatman,  Three Mile Ridge


Episode 3: Evan Murray and Brian Kowalski: Murray Meadows Farm


Episode 4: Terri Lynn Robbins & Chris Oram, Robbins Farm and Gardens, Mark's Market


Episode 5: Jim Purdy, Birch Lane Farm


Episode 6: Chris Adams, Newfoundland Cider Company


Episode 7: Todd Perrin, Mallard Cottage


Episode 8: Paul Dinn, Adelaide’s Honey


Episode 9: Brian and Jane Yager, The Natural Gardener


Episode 10: Nathan Dennis & Melvin Rideout, Long Range Poultry Farm / Rideout's Farm


Episode 11: Merv Wiseman, Silver Fox Fur Farm, NL Federation of Agriculture


Episode 12: Lisa and Steve McBride, Homesteaders & Self-provisioning Champions


Episode 13: Laurie Haycock & Boyd Maynard, Gros Morne Farm & Market


Episode 14: Jim Lester, Lester’s Farm Chalet


Episode 15: Adam Blanchard, Five Brothers Cheese