Here’s our 400th BCB podcast!
Podcast: Tastes of Bainbridge:
Uniquely Bainbridge: Founders are also hands-on innovators at Heyday Farm
In this 30-minute podcast conversation with Steve Romein and Ty Cramer — BCB’s 400th podcast — we meet the husband and wife who are the founders and innovators at a uniquely Bainbridge Island farm, store and destination for lodging and farm-kitchen meals, Heyday Farm.
This podcast is a combination of personal stories and anecdotes by Ty and Steve, and a set of insights into the latest new offerings of an innovative island farm and business. Steve talks about growing up in a traditional farm community in the mid-west. Ty describes how they found the properties south of Eagle Harbor and north of Islandwood that became their farmlands. They explain that their goals include benefiting the local community, preserving its history, and showing how delicious the food can be when raised with healthy and holistic farming practices with hands-on care.
We learn about the organic and intensive agricultural methods that have been a Heyday signature from the start. Plus, you can listen in for what’s happening on the produce side with new partner and long-time island farmer Brian McWhorter, and in the egg and poultry farming operations. And then there’s the dairy creamery.
You can hear about the increasingly popular Heyday Farm lodging program which is attracting a widening range of overnight guests. And then there’s the farm kitchen with menus by executive chef Tad Mitsui that are making it a destination for those who love good food.
And, in the following video, we go behind the scenes and learn about composting the dairy creamery’s manure with John McGarrity (pictured below), who owns the Heyday Farm dairy creamery operation with his wife Vicky!
Click the white triangle (above) to play the 3-minute YouTube video that shows the techniques of manure management and composting that have been developed by Green Mountain Technology, that enrich the Heyday Farm soil without the odor issues that would be caused by spreading raw manure on the farmland.
In the podcast, we also hear about the growing product line at the Heyday Farm Store that is helping to make Lynwood Center a dinner-planning destination.
Bob Ross, who conducts BCB’s interviews at our local farmers market is our host with Steve and Ty in our BCB studio.
Credits: BCB host: Bob Ross; BCB audio editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters.
To listen to any other recent BCB podcast, click one of our “Recent Podcasts” (at right).
In each episode, listen in on a 15 to 25 minute personal conversation with a local islander who helps make Bainbridge Island such an interesting and engaging place to live. Subscribe on iTunes/iOS or Google/Android.
Each podcast interview brings you a conversation with an artist or collector who is showing at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art or a local artist, performer, author or musician who is active in the local creative arts community. Subscribe on iTunes/iOS or Google/Android.
In the time it takes to share a coffee at a cafe with a friend who cares about community, we hear the local need or issue that’s on the mind of a local Bainbridge Island resident. Subscribe on iTunes/iOS or Google/Android.
In each episode of this new show, we invite you to step outside on foot, bike or boat and enjoy our island’s nature, wildlife, sights, sounds and people along the way. Subscribe on iTunes/iOS or Google/Android.
This is one of our newest BCB podcast radio shows and it reflects the great Bainbridge Island interest in local foods, farming, gardening, recipes, cooking and dining in this community. Subscribe on iTunes/iOS or Google/Android.
When there’s something special occurring on Bainbridge Island, there’s an opportunity to hear it in this diverse and eclectic set of BCB podcasts — whether it’s a cast doing a radio play, a panel of clergy standing up against climate change, or voices at a vigil at the Japanese-American memorial. Subscribe on iTunes/iOS or Google/Android.
Our BCB project spans the generations — seniors, other adults, teenagers. And our current group of more than 20 active adult volunteers is supplemented by the Bainbridge High School Radio Club that BCB helped to establish and equip. BCB will continue to seek local volunteers — with or without prior radio experience — to fill openings for interview hosts, studio techs, audio editors, trainers, schedulers and social media publishers.
Contact us to inquire about opportunities for you to play a role in local community radio on Bainbridge Island!