Wit Wisdom and Food Podcast
By Anne Fassnacht: storyteller, writer, and teacher
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With a heavy focus on Indianapolis and the Midwest, this is a series that celebrates people that are impacting the local food culture, changing the food system, food access and encouraging shared meals.
||CleanSara Stewart of Unity Gardens||Sara Stewart is the person that put the Unity Gardens into action in South Bend, Indiana. A unique concept on how to not only get healthy food access to a community that needs it but how to build a community while doing it.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrancis Krug of Proverbial Grounds||This episode with Francis Krug of Proverbial Grounds will give you a unique perspective on plant-based diet and the challenges of maintaining culture when you no longer eat traditional foods. Last weekend Indy VegFest was a complete success with over 4.||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanamanda reninger of sea salt & cinnamon||On today’s episode is Amanda from Sea Salt & Cinnamon one of the vendors at this weekend’s Indy VegFest. Amanda has a unique story about how she became a vegan baker. Hear about how this Florida native ended up in Muncie,||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatelin Rupp of Indy VegFest||Today I am talking to Katelin from Indy VegFest. A free food event happening downtown on April 29, 2016. If you swear you would never be vegan, would never be able to cut down your meat consumption or you already do those things this episode will have .||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShannon Anderson of Earth Charter Indiana||The impact that growing and eating food has on the environment is larger than you might even imagine. It is important to understand these issues and know what we can do to make an impact. On this episode, I talk with Shannon about all things food and t.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenee Sweany of Ask Renee||This episode is the first in a series of episodes that deal with how our eating and food habits impact the environment. Starting it off is Renee Sweany of the popular column and newsletter called Ask Renee in NUVO, Indianapolis free newspaper.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMat Davis of Flanner House||Flanner House in Indianapolis has a long tradition in Indianapolis. Some new faces, including today’s guest, Food Justice Coordinator Mat Davis, are adding to that legacy. For over 100 years Flanner House has been serving the community on the Westside||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgrarian||Urban homesteading and specifically raising chickens has gained a lot of popularity. In this episode, I sit down with the owners of Agrarian and talk about their shop and they bust my myths about raising chickens.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleancommunityINNOVATE||CommunityINNOVATE is a project dreamt up by Stephanie Fernhaber, a Butler professor, to use human-centered design to solve social problems. Stephanie noticed the interest in the design principle her students had and it got her thinking it would be co||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Beatus of Natural Born Juicers||I will admit that I don’t know a lot about juicing I do know I love what I have had at Natural Born Juicers. If you don’t know much about juicing either this episode will probably teach you a lot. Laura and her husband have been juicing for years.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Lawler of Brandywine Creek Farm||You never seem to think that the problems are in your backyard. That is what happened to Jonathan Lawler that spurred him to turn his large farm into a non-profit. From there, compassion and competitive spirit have driven him to grow the land he farms,.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark LaFay of Old Major Market||I know a guy. You need bacon, I know a guy. That is essentially how Mark’s business started taking off. Through a little private facebook group that included one neighborhood of Indianapolis. That should speak volumes about his bacon.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBatch No. 2||On this episode, I talk with Batch No. 2 owners Zach and Elyse. We talk condiments, but the conversation goes much deeper into the challenges of opening a business and the growing food scene of Indy. If you enjoy the episode and want to catch up with d.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Seffrin of Indy Holistic Hub||What you put in your body for fuel is a central point to your health and living a holistic lifestyle not only includes food, but a focus on mind, body and spirit. I can be difficult to get started on a path to a holistic life.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef Cindy Hawkins of Circle City Sweets||Chef Hawkins is well-known throughout the city for the delicious french pastries her and her team bake at Circle City Sweets. Odds are if you have been to a local food event you have tried her food. You also might recognize the name from the farmers ma.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudrey of Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe||Today’s episode is with Audrey Barron of Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe. A city in the midwest can be a tough place to find a restaurant if vegan food is what you are looking for. Audrey filled that gap with Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Henderson co-founder of Growing Places Indy||“people deserve to thrive not only survive” – laura hendersonClick To Tweet This is a great episode and Laura really was the perfect person to kick off the new season and the new year. We talked a lot about starting habits,||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColleen and Drew of MicroGreens Indy||Colleen & Drew Kincius of MicroGreens Project Indy I have been impressed by Colleen & Drew for a while now. I have been following along as they have worked to teach kids of Indianapolis how to cook and eat healthy.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris and Ally of Love Handle||Chris and Ally of Love Handle Sometimes it is good to do what you love, do it well and have that be enough. Chris and Ally love biscuits and gravy so that is what they serve everyday, along with some tasty sandwiches,||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSherri Dugger of Dugger Family Farm||Sherri Dugger of Dugger Family Farm and Farm Indiana Magazine It was such a pleasure to get to visit the Dugger Family Farm and meet Sherri. Getting to sit and chat with her was like icing on the cake. I kept crossing Sherri’s path on social media and||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuzanne Krowiak of Indy Food Swap||Suzanne Krowiak of Indy Food Swap This episode is an interview with Suzanne Krowiak about how she started the Indy Food Swap. If you haven’t been to a food swap and enjoy cooking, baking, preserving, gardening or foraging it is an event that might be||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHannah Lindgren creator of Food First||Hannah Lindgren creator of Food First Hannah is a storyteller & one of the stories she has told is about the Indy food scene. Her method of storytelling is video & her movie Food First is a must see. While this episode talks about how she started telli.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHayley McGinley of Native Bread||Hayley is a very impressive lady and her company Native Bread is certainly headed for a long life as a great business in Indianapolis. She started Native Bread so to fill the void of artisan gluten-free bread and she has quickly gained a reputation for.||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeredith Kong of Lick Ice Cream||I had a lot of fun recording my episode with Meredith. Talking about ice cream probably had something to do with it, but I think it had more to do with her being fun and relaxing. Just from talking to her she is just the person you would expect to own .||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Adams of Indy’s Winter Farmers Market||Today we are talking to Sarah Adam. She is the manager of the Indy Winter Farmers Market, also a farmer for Growing Places Indy, she has a lot of insight on what you can find at the Winter Market and local food.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKate Franzman of Bee Public||Wit Wisdom & Food Podcast: Indianapolis|Midwest|local food|food systems|shared meals||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecky Hostetter of Duos||Wit Wisdom & Food Podcast: Indianapolis|Midwest|local food|food systems|shared meals||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to the podcast||This is it the intro to the podcast! Episode 000, because this is really a quick, less than 5 minutes, introduction to what is to come. I hope you enjoy the intro and are excited to hear the first episode. My plan is to have it live on October 6th.||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
So Far So Good!
Great content! Looking forward to the rest of season 1.
Great content and insight.
I've really enjoyed listening to these podcasts, and getting to hear from a variety of initiatives that have really impacted how I think about food. Lots of local initiatives that you don't always hear about.