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LH 144: Seasonal Eating With A Foodie Farmer

LH 144: Cooking Through The Seasons with Foodie-Farmer Andrea Bemis

This week’s episode is a fun chat with foodie-farmer Andrea Bemis.

If you don’t know Andrea, she is the brains behind the Dishing Up the Dirt Blog and the author of the book by the same name. Andrea is all about sharing the authentic journey of being an organic farmer who also happens to be a foodie.

In this episode, she shares the good, the bad, and the delicious meals in between!

 

You will learn:

  • What it’s really like to be a small-scale organic farmer
  • What it means to eat seasonally
  • Why beets are Andrea’s “spirit vegetable”
  • How to make “Beet Butter” and how to use it
  • The benefits of a buyer-farmer relationship
  • Advice for anyone considering the farming life
  • And so much more

Andrea Bemis:

Andrea Bemis is a farmer turned foodie who truly manifests the farm-to-table lifestyle. She lives on Tumbleweed farm, a 6-acre property in Parkdale, Oregon. The farm grows food for its CSA (community supported agriculture), local restaurants, breweries, and farmers markets.

Andrea shares her delicious recipe creations and adventures on her website, dishingupthedirt.com.  She blogs about her and her husband’s lives as farmers, sharing meal ideas and a lighthearted look at the not-so-glamorous life of living off the land.

The success of Andrea’s blog led to her first cookbook, Dishing Up The Dirt (Harper Wave an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers), which was published last year. Just like life on the farm, the book is divided by seasons, with each season kicking off with an essay about life at the farm and the day to day challenges and rewards—and of course, the food the couple cooks, eats, and shares around the table with family and friends.

 

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Dishing Up the Dirt* – Andrea’s BookDishing Up the Dirt at LivingHomegrown.com

Dishing UP the Dirt – Andrea’s Website

Andrea’s Instagram account

Related Episodes:

LH 141: Farming on a Small Scale

LH 119: Floret Farm – Behind the Scenes of the Farm 

LH 95: Floret Farm – How to Grow Flowers

 

Transcript:

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.

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