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Farm Talk
Every fourth Monday of the month

A radio show about all things farming, food and agriculture in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. Brought to you by host Sara Tymczyszyn with help from Highwater Farm staff based in Silt, Colorado. We explore topics relevant to food and farming through interviews with farmers, activists and organizations in the area.

Latest Episodes
  • On this episode of Farm Talk, hosts Sara and Bud Tymczyszyn talk with Brian Hightower, Ranch Manager and Education Coordinator for the Aspen Valley Land Trust. Brian outlines the agricultural goals for AVLT's Coffman Ranch.
  • In the last episode of Farm Talk, host Sara Tymczyszyn interviews Bud Tymczyszyn from Wildcat Garlic Farm in New Castle. They discuss farming with tractors, organic certification and part time farming.
  • On this month's episode of Farm Talk, Sara talks with Ken Kuhns of Peach Valley CSA. Ken and his wife Gail have been homesteading and growing produce for market and CSA since the 80s. Sara and Ken discuss their operation, the history of agriculture in the area, and questions around farming and aging.
  • On this episode of Farm Talk, Sara talks with Alyssa Barsanti of Marigold Livestock about her growing business at Glassier Open Space in Pitkin County. Alyssa raises sheep and poultry and will be integrating cattle. Sara and Alyssa discuss grazing and its correlation to carbon sequestration, the pros and cons of small scale and conventional cattle production, and how Alyssa makes her product accessible to the public.
  • In this episode, Sara and Becca talk with Food Access Coordinator Ellie Steward to discuss different programs and resources for food insecure families. They focus specifically on SNAP and WIC programs, how farms are able to administer government benefits, and what work is being done on the ground in Garfield County to help make fresh produce more accessible to low income community members.
  • On this episode of Farm Talk, Highwater Farm Director Sara Tymczyszyn and Farm Manager Becca Gourlay discuss different options for learning how to farm in the area including apprenticeship models, part time positions, AmeriCorps and workshare opportunities. Assistant Farm Lead, Brie Oakley joins to talk more about her experience.
  • In this month's episode of Farm Talk, Ellie, who is the food access coordinator at Highwater Farm, speaks with three Latino CSA members to explore themes of food and cultural identity.
  • Sara Tymczyszyn (Director) and Becca Gourlay (Farm Manager) interview agricultural specialist Drew Walters. Drew works for Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and serves as a Colorado State University Extension agent. In this episode, we discuss the role of CSU extension in the community and the impact agents can have on local agriculture.
  • Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's Adele Craft and Megan Webber talk with high school students from Highwater Farm's summer youth program. They talk about the program, farming, highlights, and challenges from the summer.
  • Host Sara Tymczyszyn talks all things farming, food and agriculture in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys with this month's guests, Anne and Brett Folske of Dwyer Greens & Flowers.