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Rendered #6 Farming Creativity

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photo by Niko Kwiatkowski
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Rendered
Guests: 
Narendra Varma, co-founder of Our Table Cooperative
Guests: 
Amanda Oborne, vice president of food & farms at Ecotrust
Guests: 
Jeff Harvey, president & CEO of Burgerville

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Here at Rendered, we're all about creativity, whether that means literally making something or solving a problem creatively. In this episode, we're focused on the latter. Getting back to the kind of robust, regional food system that used to be the norm in America definitely requires some creative thinking. Medium-sized farms are key to this effort, but many of them lack the infrastructure they need to expand and be sustainable. These are the farms that are too big to sell everything they grow directly to consumers through farmers' markets or CSAs, but too small to compete in the commodity markets. Our Table Cooperative in Sherwood, Oregon is one such farm. In this episode, you'll hear from Our Table co-founder Narendra Varma, as well as others who are working to support the kind of food system our grandparents took for granted.

If you want to learn more about the Ecotrust report mentioned on this show, you can find it here.

Check out the photos of Our Table Cooperative taken by Rendered intern Niko Kwiatkowski

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Adam Carolla on the KCRW PieCast

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Adam Carolla is an avowed pie-lover, and it was pure delight when he stopped by KCRW's Good Food PieCast to chat with Evan Kleiman. It's five or ten minutes of solid highlights, but I particularly enjoyed when Kleiman nudged Carolla into declaring that boysenberry is "King of Pies." Two of radio's most distinctively ridiculous, sharp and entertaining personalities clashing as you'd never have thought they might.

By the way, if you missed Adam Carolla on The Sound of Young America, it's very much worth a listen. And don't miss my and Jordan's return engagement on Carolla's show in a week or so.

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