A few months ago, while our local community radio station went on hiatus, I decided to circumvent the airwaves and start creating podcasts. I got myself a nifty little portable digital audio recorder and made some experiments. In order to give myself a reason to practice creating a podcast, I decided that I would do a weekly podcast during the seven weeks of the 50-mile eat-local challenge. My intention was to record a short conversation each week with one of the many ‘local food champions’ who work hard to support local food in their businesses.
So far, there are two episodes of this podcast available at http://pr50.podomatic.com/:
- A conversation with Jeffrey Renn, who is the owner, manager, and chef at Bemused Bistro in Powell River;
- A conversation with Nia Wegner, who is the owner of Loaves and Fishes Catering Company in Powell River.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading up to Manzanita Restaurant in the Townsite to talk with the folks up there who work hard to bring the best of local seafood and produce to their table. And there will be more to come after that. Unfortunately, with only seven weeks, it won’t be possible to talk with even a small fraction of the local food champions in the community, but that’s what next year is for!
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