August 22nd - Meredith Clebsch, on Native Plants. Meredith co-owned and operated "Native Gardens" in Greenback, Tennessee for 30 years. She is an expert on the importance of our native plants to our region. Meredith also serves as land manager for Foothills Land Conservancy. Hope you can join us!
Saturday August 8th: Martha Kern of Strong Stock Farm in Knox County, Tennessee. Martha and her family own and operate a 900 acre farm where they raise Angus cattle for beef production. She has been working on this herd since 1948 and they have been raised on grass only. Her products can be found at Three Rivers Market in Knoxville and served from the Savory and Sweet food truck in Knoxville.
Saturday, August 1st, we visit William Blount High School "Culinary Arts" and Agriculture programs. We hear about the skills these students are learning to take out into the workplace.
9 A.M. on WDVX.com, and on your local FM dial in and around Knoxville at 89.9.
July 25th: Foothills Land Conservancy. Foothills Land Conservancy is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the lands and environments of the Southern Appalachian region and promoting the character of the land for the benefit of the general public, now and in the future.
July 18th: Saving our Native plants will be our topic this Saturday, We visit with Crystal Wilson of Rockford, Tennessee. Crystal and her family own Turtle Mountain Herb Farm and have developed "Granny's Garden"a plant sanctuary of our native and endangered plants.
Cruze Farm Dairy in Knoxville, Tennessee will be our feature. We will talk with Colleen Cruze Bhatti and her father Earl Cruze about their Buttermilk, Milk, Ice Cream and thoughts on farming. Earl Cruze and his wife Cheri Cruze have farmed for over 40 years in Knoxville, Tennessee. http://www.cruzefarm.com/
Elk, Persimmons, Sumac, Paw Paw Fruits....Author Darrin Nordahl and his book "Eating Appalachia" will be our feature this Saturday on The Tennessee Farm Table 9-10 on your radio dial in Knoxville at 89.9 fm, and streaming all over the world at WDVX.com http://www.darrinnordahl.com/eating-appalachia -
Listen on your schedule: http://www.wdvx.com/on-demand/
@TENNfarmtable @TNfarmTable @Skilletsister @Mindeherbert @FredSauceman @WDVX #Appalachian Food #FarmtoTable #TennesseeFood Darrin Nordahl
June 27th: Chet Atkins and Dolly Parton will be at our The Tennessee Farm Table starting at 9:00 this morning! Our topic is HONEYBEES and what in the world is wrong with them. Coley and Judy O'Dell of Smoky Ridge Apiaries and D. & Jim Brown of Honey Rock Herb Farm will be talking about this and what we can do to help our bees.
Minde Miller Herbert regales our nutrient rich friend Honey. Mary Constantine has a lovely honey recipe and Fred Sauceman talks about Allan Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Ham, out of Madisonville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Farm Tabl radio show is every Saturday morning from 9-10 all over Knoxville and the streaming all over the world at WDVX.com
@WDVX @TNfarmTable @MindeHerbert @skilletsister @fredsauceman
Listen on your schedule at: http://www.wdvx.com/on-demand/ https://www.facebook.com/affordablyorganic — with Minde Miller Herbert.
June 20 - Rocky Park Organic Farm, in Friendsville, Tennessee. Amy visits with Hector and Phyllis and the hydroponic growing system they use to produce food free or pesticides and herbicides. Rocky Park Organic Farm welcomes people to visit the farm and see the way they grow food. You can find them every Saturday at the Maryville Farmers' Market, and the Wednesday market as well.
June - 13th - Laura Sohn of The Public House in Knoxville and she is also Director of Sustainability Programs at Bonnaroo / Plus Broccoli!!!
Laura Sohn of The Public House, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Laura has a deep history of Appalachian Foodways and sets the menu at the Public House. She uses locally sourced ingredients and is a champion of our regional producers. She also works to create innovative sustainable programs at Bonnarroo Music Festival. www,TennesseeFarmTable.com @TNfarmTable
-Fred Sauceman brings praise to Wayne Scott and his Strawberries.
-Minde Herbert @Mindeherbert Has a delightful take on a broccoli recipe. She helps us all eat better on a budget.
- Mary Constantine has a story about Chicken Feet you have to hear.
Hope you can pull up a chair and sit a spell at our Tennessee Farm Table.
@WDVX @TNfarmTable #appalachian foods #The PulicHouse #Bonnarroo @Fredsauceman @Skilletsister #Tennessee Farm Table
June 6 & May 30 - "Amy on the Road" Appalachian Foods and Chef John Fleer of Rhubard, Asheville, NC.
http://www.rhubarbasheville.com/about/chat-and-chew/ - WDVX.com @WDVX www,TennesseeFarmTable.com @TNfarmTable Chef Fleer is responsible for the success of numerous regional producers and growers in our East, Tennessee region after serving as chef for Black Berry Farm in Walland, Tennessee and his "Foothills Cuisine" concept helped to start the farm to table movement. rhubarbasheville.com @cheffleer
Listen on your schedule at: http://www.wdvx.com/on-demand/
May 23: HERBS! D & Jim Brown - owners of Honey Rock Herb Farm, Louisville, TN (and two of the kindest people I have ever met) visited our table. http://www.honeyrockherbfarm.com/
May 16: Strawberrie Time in Tennessee and John Coykendall tells us all about his heirloom pea collection, the families who have saved these seeds for generations and stories behind these seeds. A link for more information about John:
May 9: SORGUHM our feature with Author (and founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance) Ronni Lundy. Ronni has written a book called Sorghum's Savor. So we are going to talk about Sorguhm mostly on the show. 9 till 10. WDVX.com, and on 89.9.FM in and around Knoxville.
To purchase Ronni's book : http://lisaekus.com/titles/sorghums-savor/
-Miss the show? Listen on your time at: http://www.wdvx.com/on-demand/
May 3 - First Full Hour Show 9-10 AMWDVX.com
Charlotte Tolley of the Market Square Farmers' Market, Knoxville, and Nourish Knoxville and the "MSFM" opening day of May 3rd for the 2015 season.
Emily Torgrimson, Founder and Executive Director of Eat For Equity & Bonnaroo Music Festival's BonnaROOTS Community Dinners. https://eatforequity.org/
Jessica Waters, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent with 4-H Youth Summer Camp https://extension.tennessee.edu/blount/Pages/4-H-Junior-Camp.aspx
April 25th - Rebroadcast of the February 2015 interview with Helen and Ellen of The Love Kitchen, in Knoxville as a tribute to Ellen and her passing April 22nd of this year. The Love Kitchen provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons
April 18 - "D" and Jim Brown of Honey Rock Herb Farm http://www.honeyrockherbfarm.com/ in Louisville, Tennessee were our guests. Promoted the opening day of the Maryville Farmers' Market April 18th which starts the 2015 season. http://www.maryvillefarmersmarket.org/
April 11 - Rebecca Williams of "FARM" spoke with us about the opening dates, farmers, products, and locations of this organization's markets for the 2015 season in our area.
April 4 - Brother and Sister food super duo Amber and Dustin Busby - They along with Century Harvest Farm own and operate "Just Ripe" in Knoxville, Tennessee and have started a brand new online farmers' market representing regional growers called BetterBushel.com - https://www.betterbushel.com/
March 28st - Spring is upon us, and the fish are biting! Let's go fly fishing with Ian and Charity Rutter of R & R Fly Fishing this Saturday on "The Tennessee Farm Table" Radio show. Every Saturday, 9:00 -9:30 am on WDVX.com, 89.9 fm in Knoxville. If you are too busy farming, or fishing and miss it, listen on YOUR time with the "On Demand" tab at WDVX.com.
March 14 - Matt Gallaher, co-owner and chef of "Knox Mason" in Knoxville will be our guest this Saturday, March 14th on the Tennessee Farm Table. Matt uses as many local ingredients from local producers as he can in his restaurant, and he loves to celebrate the classic Southern dishes. Hope you can join us for this visit with Matt. If you can't, listen anytime, on your time on WDVX.com, "On Demand" tab, last 2 weeks are archived.
March 7th - Jennifer Nicely of River Plains Farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee will talk about pasture raised meats, the benefits and nutritional advantages. Fred Sauceman has a pork roast recipe using Westwind Farm meats, and Mary Constantine has a recipe for Vetnamese Beef Stew.
February 28th, Preparing the spring garden, and selecting garden seed.
We will have our friend John Coykendall talk about his heirloom seeds, his business of seed saving, and where to find this seed. We also talk about where to find hybrid seed, and other varieties to suite your needs.
February 21st: Red Eye Gravy & Cornbread.
Let’s talk about RED EYE GRAVY and CORNBREAD in the morning! Fred Sauceman has a segment where he regales RED EYE GRAVY. We are so honored to have Fred be a contributor to The Tennessee Farm Table. Did you know he wrote “Corn Bread Nation 5, The Best of Southern Food Writing? Well he did. And he is the man on southern food.
We also have chefs from Century Harvest Farm, Shannon Walker, and Beekeeper Judy Odell of Smoky Ridge Apiaries giving their take on cornbread.
We are also so fortunate to have Mary Constantine (Food Writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) as a weekly contributor as well. She shares with us a treasure….her Daddy’s Cornbread Stuffing recipe.
We also will hear music from Little Jimmy Dickens, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Stanley Brothers.
February 14th: Valentine's Day Treats. Helen and Ellen of "The Love Kitchen" serve our community and feed people who would otherwise go hungry. Hear about how you can become involved, and the important impact this organization has on out community - through food. We also have some sweet treats to tell you about!
February 7th: "Ham Meat". We celebrate the pig on this day. Our contributors include: Allan Benton of Benton's Country Mountain Smoked Hams We talk about "Prosciutto", which is a "$10.00" word for country ham sliced thin and fried! http://bentonscountryhams2.com/ Mary Constantine, Food writer for The Knoxville News Sentinel has a segment entitled "Blackberry Ham". Fred Sauceman has a segment about Allan Benton's Prosciutto. And we get to hear a new duet with Gillian Welch and Ralph Stanley.
January 31st: Collard Greens - We visit with Bob and Anne Neyland (General Neyland's eldest son and daughter-in-law) about General Neyland's favorite southern foods. We also have visiting chefs heralding the great green of the southern table. Chef Matt Gallaher owner of Knox Mason Restaurant in downtown Knoxville, TN.
http://www.knoxmason.com/index.html Headcorporate chef of Ruby Tuesday, Peter Glander. Minde Herbert of Affordably Organic gives us nutrition information and healthy cooking tips on collards. https://www.facebook.com/affordablyorganic And Mary Constantine, food writer of the Knoxville News Sentinel shares a collard recipe with us
January 24th: "Peas". Master gardener and seed saver John Coykendall on the importance of saving seeds and southern field peas from his collection.
January 17th: Cornbread - We hear about Dr. Joe Johnson's favorite cornbread, and numerous regional chefs talk about how they make cornbread.
January 10th: Colleen Cruze Bhatti talks about Cruze Farm BUTTERMILK
January 3rd: Turtle Mountain Herb Farm - Herbal Treatments for flu
December 27th - Drew and Bonnie McDonald of "The Plaid Apron", in Knoxville, Tennessee. A real live "farm to table" restaurant that anyone can go to taking holiday orders for desserts.
December 20th - Allan Benton of Benton Smoky Mountain Country Hams in Madisonville, TN. Allan talks about his "Prosciutto". A great gift idea for the holidays.
December 13th - We visit with Joseph "Leo" Collinsof Blue Bird Christmas Tree Farm in Heiskell, Tennessee. This is a place where you can take the family, and pick out your tree. They also have a craft cottage with local crafts, jams, jellies and honey. The gift items are almost entirely made from our region's bounty by local artisans.
December 6th - Beekeepers Coley and Judy O'Dell of Smoky Ridge Apiaries. Judy makes value added crafts for gifts from beeswax and they process some of the finest honey around. You can purchase honey and value added products by the Odells at the following locations, or at their self serve Honey Stand 24 hrs a day at their home. Great local gift idea.
Saturday, November 29th - Eddie Faircloth of Sweet Pea's BBQ and Soul house. We speak with Eddie Faircloth, April Faircloth, Joshua Russell and the man who provides the collard greens to sweet Pea's Tim Chambers. http://www.sweetpbbq.com/
Saturday, November 22nd - We will visit with Chef Bruce Bogartz of Icon Restaurant. We talk about Thanksgiving food memories, how he learned baking from his Granny, and his food take with his new venture at Icon restaurant.
Saturday, November 15th - We will discussed "Mountain Medicine" with Chrystal Wilson of Turtle Mountain Herb Farm in Rockford, Tennessee.
Saturday, November 8th - We discussed fall Squash including pumpkins with Jeff Ross, Garden Manager and Artisan at Black Berry Farm.
Saturday, November 1st - We had an encore performance from Shannon Walker, Preservationist, Bee Keeper, and Artisan at BlackBerry Farm, Walland, Tennessee.
Saturday October 25th - "Muscadines" with 2 special guests: Chuck Hembree of "Hembree Muscadine Farm" in Anderson County, Tennessee. http://www.buyappalachian.org/listing/hembree-muscadine-farm
And Kathy Butcher of "Rocky Top Organic Vineyard and Winery" in Rockford, Tennessee. http://www.rockytopwinery.com/
Saturday, October18th - Our topic was "Persimmons" with Jim Millsaps of Blount County, Tennessee.
Saturday, October 11th at 9:00 AM - Allan Benton of Benton's Country Mountain Smoked Hams will be my guest. We are going to talk about "Prosciutto", which is a "$10.00" word for country ham sliced thin and fried! http://bentonscountryhams2.com/
October 4 - Eating organically, affordably with Minde Miller Herbet. Minde shared tips and suggestions of how we can eat better on a budget. Her company is called Affordably Organic. Connect with Minde: affordablyorganic.com
September 27 - Bryan Alexander of Knox Compost. We interview Bryan about his innovative, sustainable solution to food waste and how he started his business Knox Composts. Connect with Bryan: http://www.knoxcomposts.com/
September 20th - Shannon Walker Preservationist and Beekeeper at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN. Shannon discussed his work at Blackberry and his preservation of Appalachian food history.
September 13th - "Back Yard Sustainability" with your neighbor and, chicken raiser and backyard homesteader, Tiffany Kimbro.
September 6, 2014 - Century Harvest Farm,Greenback, Tennessee. http://www.centuryharvest.com/
August 30, 2014 - Sheri Liles, Liles Acres Organic Farm, Maryville, Tennessee. http://www.lilesacres.com/
August 23, 2014 - John Coykendall, Master Gardener of BlackBerry Farm. Topic "Heirloom Peas". http://www.blackberryfarm.com/about/family/team/johncoykendall
August 16, 2014 - Dr. Joe Johnson, President Emeritus, University of Tennessee. Topic "The Importance of 4-H". http://elps.utk.edu/Faculty_Staff/johnson.html
August 9, 2014 - Colleen Cruze, Cruze Farm Girl Dairy, Topic is "Buttermilk", http://www.cruzefarmgirl.com/
August 2, 2014 - John Coykendall, Master Gardener of BlackBerry Farm. Topic "Heirloom Butterbeans". http://www.blackberryfarm.com/about/family/team/johncoykendall
July 26, 2014 - Allan Benton, Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams, Topic "Ham Meat", Our very first flagship show. My featured guest was Allan Benton, the man on ham, bacon and all things pig.