Episode theme: People whose businesses help feed the local community.
Andrew Brait is one of 4 partners of Full Belly Farm, a highly diversified 300 acre organic farm in the Capay Valley. Prior to arriving at Full Belly Farm in 1990, Andrew came from Vermont where he had worked for 5 yrs on an organic farm. As a first generation farmer, he comes to agriculture with an appreciation for redefining the roles of stewardship, production and marketing. With a background in education, environmentalism and small business, Andrew believes successful farming must look at a “triple bottom line” – ensuring fiscal solvency, ecological sustainability, and social profit. Andrew and his wife Anna live in a quieter corner of a very busy farm with their two sons, Ellis and Jonas.
Carola Detrick, inspired by volunteering for Project Open Hand (a non-profit that delivers meals & groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS) in 1993 started the non-profit organization Meals of Marin in her home kitchen. Since then, she and her staff of volunteers have cooked for and home-delivered over 900,000 appetizing, healthy, home-cooked meals to people with life threatening illnesses living in Marin County, California.