Episode 103: Friends of The Farm Cooking School

Since 2014, The Farm Cooking School community has grown to include a range of culin-ag experts (culinary meets agriculture, get it?) These experts teach, advise, and supply our school with deliciousness and have really become a crucial part of the cooking school family over the past few years.  

First, we get into it with longtime friend and butcher, Bryan Mayer (check out Bryan’s new venture with Kunoa Cattle Co here).  Then we visit our friends Evan and Tatiana Dale who live just two miles away at Goat Hill Farm.  All this talking makes us thirsty… so, we open a bottle with our sommelier, Carol Berman.


Segment 1: An Interview with Bryan Mayer   Bryan Mayer brings well over a decade of butchery and teaching experience, and has been at the forefront of the craft butcher movement in the US. Receiving training from master butchers, raising livestock, working on kill floors and mobile slaughter units, behind butcher counters, and on kitchen prep lines, he has been able to gain an insight into the industry unavailable to most. He’s awesome. We love him. Just listen.

Segment 1: An Interview with Bryan Mayer

Bryan Mayer brings well over a decade of butchery and teaching experience, and has been at the forefront of the craft butcher movement in the US. Receiving training from master butchers, raising livestock, working on kill floors and mobile slaughter units, behind butcher counters, and on kitchen prep lines, he has been able to gain an insight into the industry unavailable to most. He’s awesome. We love him. Just listen.

Segment 2: In The Field with Goat Hill Farm   If you recall from the first episode, we talked about our relationship with Goat Hill Farms. You know, how we feed our kitchen scraps (or, compost) to their animals and then we buy the pigs, chickens, ducks, back for classes. Well, we visited with first-generation farmers, Evan and Tatiana Dale, at their farm 5th-generation farm and got down and dirty with their Berkshire hogs.

Segment 2: In The Field with Goat Hill Farm

If you recall from the first episode, we talked about our relationship with Goat Hill Farms. You know, how we feed our kitchen scraps (or, compost) to their animals and then we buy the pigs, chickens, ducks, back for classes. Well, we visited with first-generation farmers, Evan and Tatiana Dale, at their farm 5th-generation farm and got down and dirty with their Berkshire hogs.

Segment 3: Wine Drinking with Carol Berman   Nothing accentuates a meal like a great wine...or even just a good wine. Hopefully the same is true for podcasts. Karl sat down with Carol Berman, our resident sommelier, founder of Class in a Glass, and all around amazing person to talk about wine, collaborating with Shelley on our wine-paired dinners, and to go through some tasting basics. It’s five o’clock somewhere.

Segment 3: Wine Drinking with Carol Berman

Nothing accentuates a meal like a great wine...or even just a good wine. Hopefully the same is true for podcasts. Karl sat down with Carol Berman, our resident sommelier, founder of Class in a Glass, and all around amazing person to talk about wine, collaborating with Shelley on our wine-paired dinners, and to go through some tasting basics. It’s five o’clock somewhere.

On our next episode we talk community building. Shelley chats with her first ever Farm Cooking School student turned dear friend, Bette Baer.  Ian takes us through the unexpected magic of the school’s original series, Learn to Cook. And for our field piece we bring you - dear listener - around our market and festival.

To get even more cooking school action join us for a class, swing by the market, or just send us some fan mail!  Oh! And join our Cookbook Club on Facebook.  Our website, thefarmcookingschool.com, has everything you need including information about market times and class schedule. And be sure to follow us on social media @thefarmcooks. Questions?  Send them over to Kendra, kendra@thefarmcookingschool.com. Like what you’re hearing? Hooray!  Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and leave a note!  

This Episode we like to thank

Bryan Mayer

Evan and Tatiana Dale

All those beautiful Berkshire hogs

Carol Berman

Editor: Andrew Applegate

Co-Hosts: Kendra Thatcher & Karl Wagner

Producer: Kendra Thatcher

Til next time - cook well and eat your vegetables!


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