Seeds & Weeds Podcast

Staple Crops & Local Food Systems w/ Michelle Ajamian

March 13, 2024 Bevin Cohen, Small House Farm Season 2 Episode 6
Staple Crops & Local Food Systems w/ Michelle Ajamian
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Seeds & Weeds Podcast
Staple Crops & Local Food Systems w/ Michelle Ajamian
Mar 13, 2024 Season 2 Episode 6
Bevin Cohen, Small House Farm

What are staple crops and what role do they plan in sustainable, regional food systems?
 
We’re talking with Michelle Ajamian, founder of Shagbark Mill, about localized food systems, growing and processing staple crops like corn and beans and we’re going to explore how growers, producers and consumers come together to decide what kind of food system we want for ourselves and our communities.

Michelle Ajamian launched the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2009 and she is the cofounder of Shagbark Seed & Mill, an organic processing facility dedicated to the development of a regional model for the production and processing of staple grain, bean, oilseed, and nut crops. 

Today, Michelle is joining us on the show to talk about her work at Shagbark Mill, staple foods and the role that they play in a sustainable local food system. 

You can learn more about Shagbark Seed & Mill and order their products at:

https://shagbarkmill.com/

 Learn about the Appalachian Staple Food Collaborative at 

https://ruralaction.org/our-work/sustainable-agriculture/asfc/

 Check out the Craft Millers Guild at https://www.craftmillersguild.com/

 

It’s seed starting season here at Small House Farm!
Are you ready to get your garden started? Browse our selection of organically-grown herb, flower and heirloom vegetable seeds at https://www.smallhousefarm.com/seed-collection/

 Support the Seeds & Weeds Podcast by joining our Patreon community for as little as $3/month!

Check it out and sign up at https://www.patreon.com/smallhousefarm

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The Seeds & Weeds Podcast is brought to you in part by our friends at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and while they’re well known for their incredible selection of rare and unique heirloom seeds, they’re also the organizers of the National Heirloom Expo which takes place every year in Ventura, California. Join us at the National Heirloom Expo September 10-12 in sunny Ventura, California! Find out more at https://theheirloomexpo.com/

Support the Show.

Show Notes

What are staple crops and what role do they plan in sustainable, regional food systems?
 
We’re talking with Michelle Ajamian, founder of Shagbark Mill, about localized food systems, growing and processing staple crops like corn and beans and we’re going to explore how growers, producers and consumers come together to decide what kind of food system we want for ourselves and our communities.

Michelle Ajamian launched the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2009 and she is the cofounder of Shagbark Seed & Mill, an organic processing facility dedicated to the development of a regional model for the production and processing of staple grain, bean, oilseed, and nut crops. 

Today, Michelle is joining us on the show to talk about her work at Shagbark Mill, staple foods and the role that they play in a sustainable local food system. 

You can learn more about Shagbark Seed & Mill and order their products at:

https://shagbarkmill.com/

 Learn about the Appalachian Staple Food Collaborative at 

https://ruralaction.org/our-work/sustainable-agriculture/asfc/

 Check out the Craft Millers Guild at https://www.craftmillersguild.com/

 

It’s seed starting season here at Small House Farm!
Are you ready to get your garden started? Browse our selection of organically-grown herb, flower and heirloom vegetable seeds at https://www.smallhousefarm.com/seed-collection/

 Support the Seeds & Weeds Podcast by joining our Patreon community for as little as $3/month!

Check it out and sign up at https://www.patreon.com/smallhousefarm

Connect with us!
Join our special Seeds & Weeds Facebook Community!

IG: @small_house_farm
FB: @smallhousefarm
YT: @smallhousefarm
www.seedsandweedspodcast.com 

Support the show

The Seeds & Weeds Podcast is brought to you in part by our friends at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and while they’re well known for their incredible selection of rare and unique heirloom seeds, they’re also the organizers of the National Heirloom Expo which takes place every year in Ventura, California. Join us at the National Heirloom Expo September 10-12 in sunny Ventura, California! Find out more at https://theheirloomexpo.com/

Support the Show.