On this episode, I talk with a good friend and farmer Josh Volk. Josh is a small farms advocate who researches the viability of small farms through his own work as well as ways to improve their impact. Over the years, he has managed several small farms in the Portland area (Slow Hand Farm, Our Table Cooperative, Skyline Farm). He seamlessly sewed together his passion for small farms and bicycling; you could often see Josh carrying his CSA shares from his farm to drop sites all around town.
In this episode, he talks about his cargo bike, the hard to define role of small farms, dry farming, and a squash he grew that he decided to finally cook after one year (and feed to me!). The story and interview were recorded in St. Johns, a neighborhood in North Portland, OR.
“I had this butternut squash sitting on my counter, and I was like, ‘well, it’s squash season again so I might as well use this thing before the next squash comes in.’ I cut it open, and it was still totally fine.”
– Josh Volk
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