Massachusetts Farm to Table Podcast – Episode 001: Joanie Walker of Walker Farm at Whortleberry Hill

Nissa sits down to talk with Joanie Walker of Walker Farm at Whortleberry Hill in New Braintree.  Joanie is a treasure trove of resources for farmers and individuals.

  • Introduction: Welcome to the Massachusetts Farm to Table Podcast where we showcase the passionate farmers, food producers, and chefs who are shaping the farm-to-table movement right here in Massachusetts..
  • Guest Information: Joanie Walker is the owner/operator of Walker Farm at Whortleberry Hill in New Braintree, Massachusetts.  Her farm is a Certified 100% Grass-Fed, and Animal Welfare Approved beef producer.  She is the only beef producer with both certifications in all of New England. 
  • Key Discussion Points: We talk about Joanie’s journey from a career in the medical field and illness to starting her beef operation and how she serves many individual customers on a path to better health.
  • Links and Resources:
  • Walker Farm at Whortleberry Hill
  • A Greener World – Animal Welfare Certified and Grass Fed Certified Designations
  • Central Mass Grown
  • Community Involved in Sustainable Agriculture (CISA)
  • Massachusetts Farm Bureau
  • Massachusetts Association of Agricultural Commissions
  • Eat Wild
  • The Beef Council
  • References:Joanie also references Temple Grandin, Jerry Brunetti, and Rachel Carson.  Copies of some of Dr. Grandin’s books as well as Carson’s “Silent Spring” are available from The Shop at Renaissance Farms.
  • Transcript: Some podcasts provide a full or partial transcript of the episode. This can be beneficial for accessibility and SEO, as well as for those who prefer reading or skimming the content.
  • Subscribe and Follow: If you like our podcast, please subscribe, review, and share.  Be sure to follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram. If you’d like to nominate a future guest, drop us a line at massachusettsfarmtotable@gmail.com 
  • Sponsorship:  Our podcast is sponsored by Renaissance Farms Permaculture and The Shop at Renaissance Farms.  Sign up for their newsletter and get 15% off your next purchase.
  • Music Credits:Our theme music is “Eternity” by Leva 
  • Additional Notes: Be sure to watch for the full uncut video interview on Youtube, and our video tour  of Walker Farm at Whortleberry Hill later this season.
Massachusetts Farm to Table Podcast – Episode 001: Joanie Walker of Walker Farm at Whortleberry Hill

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