Meet Your Farmer – John Sheppard

By Teri McKenzie / October 1, 2017

I met John Sheppard at the Kootenai County Farmer’s Market in Hayden on an unseasonably damp and chilly Saturday morning in September. John and his daughter Alexa were chatting with a steady stream of customers who stopped by their booth. Business was brisk, but John had graciously agreed to meet…

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Meet Your Farmer – Quillisascut Farm

By Luke Black / August 31, 2017

Rick and Lora Lea Misterly, owners of Quillisascut Farm, operate a diverse business that includes marketing and selling their unique raw milk farmstead goat cheese, and operating an educational center that offers a variety of workshops on farming, sustainable agriculture, and farm to table cooking. Please tell me about Quillisascut…

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Red Roof Farmstead

By Teri McKenzie / May 1, 2017

Noble St. Sauver of Red Roof Farmstead in Athol, ID produces and sells a delightful assortment of cheeses made from raw, unpasteurized goat’s milk. A visit to her farm on a brisk spring evening provided the opportunity to meet Noble and her goats, along with a menagerie of dogs, cats,…

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Kelly Creek Farm

By Teri McKenzie / March 30, 2017

Katie Austin and Ray Williamson of Kelly Creek Farm in Pinehurst, Idaho specialize in artisanal cheeses, grass feed beef, grass fed lamb, and pork. They started their farm ten years ago, and have grown it into a successful business which contributes toward a positive food culture and serves community needs…

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Pokey Creek Farm

By Teri McKenzie / January 30, 2017

Greg and Leah Sempel own and operate Pokey Creek Farm, which is near Santa, Idaho. The produce that they grow is Certified Organic, and you will see them during farmer’s market season at the weekly markets in both Hayden and Moscow, Idaho. They also supply produce to Pilgrim’s Market in…

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Josephie Dean Jackson – Tea Specialist

By Teri McKenzie / December 31, 2016

Josephie Dean Jackson is an expert on all things related to tea; the history and culture of tea, the many kinds of tea, how to brew and serve, and most importantly, how to grow and harvest tea. Josephie and her delightful assistants Kailey Everson and Vincent Cavalin have, within the…

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Adam Hegsted – Restauranteur

By Teri McKenzie / November 28, 2016

Adam is a very successful chef and owner of several area restaurants including Yards Bruncheon, Le Catering Company, Eat Good Café, Wandering Table and the Gilded Unicorn, and The Cellar. Raised in Spokane, he moved to Seattle where he received degrees from the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy and the Art Institute…

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Shery Meekings – Creations for Sandpoint

By Teri McKenzie / October 31, 2016

Shery Meekings is the founder of Creations for Sandpoint.  She is a food solutionary who saw a need and created a a healthy foods program that travels to elementary schools and the food bank to show children and adults healthy choices in food preparation. What led you to form Creations…

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Jessica Mannon – True to Seed Seed Library

By Teri McKenzie / September 1, 2016

Jessica Mannon manages the “True to Seed – Seed Sharing Library” housed at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. She is a volunteer extraordinaire who recognized a need and opportunity to grow an existing program into a treasured community resource. What inspired you to start the seed sharing program? Several happenings inspired…

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Joel Williamson, Co-founder/LINC Foods

By Teri McKenzie / July 2, 2016

The inspiration for Joel’s work came from his family roots. In 1917 his great grandfather started Jacobson Greenhouses on the prairie outside of Spokane. Joel was raised on the property, and has memories of accompanying his father – who was also a farmer – on field trips to other farms…

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