Podcasts ORIGINS: A Speaker Series

The Importance of Bees, Honey and Pollinators

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Discussion about pollinators and honeybees and their critical role in our food production. Panelists include Dr. Dennis van Englesdorp, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Entomology and an internationally known honeybee epidemiologist; David C. Heisler, farmer and owner of The Comus Market in Comus, Maryland; and Jack Leonard, landscape architect, beekeeper and assistant professor of Morgan State University’s Landscape Architecture Program.

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Bernie Herman

Bernie Herman

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Our featured panelist tonight, Bernie Herman, is one of the co-founders of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Foodways. Bernie is the author of the recently published book, A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The book brings together over 100 recorded interviews on the foodways of Virginia's ...
Mind of a Chocolate Maker

Mind of a Chocolate Maker

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This evening's conversation is with Jinji Fraser, the founder and owner of Pure Chocolate by Jinji.Pure Chocolate by Jinji was started by Jinji and her father, Guy, in 2012 with the mission of helping people navigate their own wellness and nutrition. From there, the business took a shape of its own, becoming a vessel for Jinji and her team to ...
Citrus…Local??? Yes!

Citrus…Local??? Yes!

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This episode of ORIGINS features New Jersey citrus growers Vivek and Seema Malik along with their daughter and baker Simran Malik.The Maliks are self-taught, part-time citrus growers. Citrus is a passion stemming from their love of Japanese cuisine. A chance encounter with yuzu soy sauce at Nobu in NYC, started a journey of discovery and ...
Is It Now Or Never For Local Farms?

Is It Now Or Never For Local Farms?

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Thanks for joining us tonight for a very important topic -our local farms. Today we learned that a local institution, Trickling Springs Creamery is closing. Two of our farmers from prior ORIGINS events have ceased operations. While it's all not doom and gloom, I think this highlights the urgency of this conversation about our local farms. ...
Building a Healthy Food Retail Environment: Strategies to Improve Food Insecurity

Building a Healthy Food Retail Environment: Strategies to Improve Food Insecurity

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Food insecurity refers to USDA's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household's need to make ...
Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

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This episodeThis episode of ORIGINS features three representatives from the Evermore Cannabis Company located in Baltimore, Maryland. Medical marijuana was legalized in Maryland in 2014 and has been available to the public since December of 2017. This is a discussion of the nascent industry in the state. Our panelists are:1) Gary Nusinov. ...
The Economics of Sourcing and Buying Locally, Part 2

The Economics of Sourcing and Buying Locally, Part 2

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This episode of ORIGINS continues the conversation we started on Thursday, September 20th about the economic impact of buying and sourcing food locally. Last week we heard from Scott Nash, the CEO and Founder of Mom's Organic Market and Tracy Ward, the Director of a new food hub in Easton called Chesapeake Harvest.We're continuing our look at ...
The Economics of Sourcing and Buying Locally, Part I

The Economics of Sourcing and Buying Locally, Part I

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The intent behind ORIGINS, a speaker series, was to highlight the farmers, fisherman, producers, and makers behind the local food movement in the Mid-Atlantic region. Spike Gjerde started his first restaurant, Woodberry Kitchen, with a commitment to local growers and producers. He and his team have returned more than $2.1 million annually to ...
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