Chef and farmer Chereen Leong Schwarz is on this podcast episode to talk about â€ślocalâ€ť food from all perspectives. Hear about why Chereen has never eaten a McDonaldâ€™s hamburger and how that ties in to her from-scratch, locally sourced food philosophy and her love of cooking and eating country-style food. Chereen tells us about farming in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where they have just 59 frost-free days in the growing season. Listen in on the intimate details of what itâ€™s like for Chereen to help raise animals from birth to harvest and then, as a local-foods chef, to carefully prepare the meat and to be sure the people enjoying the meal understand the value of what they are eating.
Use this farm-kitchen hack: Chereen offers her best tips for using all parts of the food youâ€™re growing, including cabbage cores, carrot tops and random vegetable scraps.Â
Also hear about her Emerging Leader in Food & Ag Award, the community being built by young farmers, and whatâ€™s giving her hope for food access and her local farming scene. And listen in until the end for Chereenâ€™s favorite meal and to learn a bit about her other socially conscious business.
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