Urban Farmers Almanac

A live written-for-radio variety show about raising food and living earthy in the city

Dan Chouinard is host of this new show where guests bring songs, stories and first-hand how-to: from rooftop beekeepers to basement cheesemakers, backyard bakers to vacant lot farmers. Plus lots of history and lore and music backed up by an all-star band. A fresh local take on a growing global movement.

The Urban Farmer’s Almanac is looking to enjoy a vagabond year in 2017-2018, coming to at least three different venues across the Twin Cities for a weekend each. More details soon, here and on the UFA Facebook page.

In May 2016 The Urban Farmer’s Almanac had a full-house weekend-long trial run at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis, part of Theater Latté Da’s NEXT festival for new works. Some of the folks who joined in:

  • Lucie Amundsen, author, founder of Locally Laid Egg Co.
  • Susan Brown, founder of Mademoiselle Miel Chocolates
  • Michael Chaney, founder of Project Sweetie Pie, a North Side garden project for youth
  • Tony Desnick, Nice Ride MN
  • Mark Dietrich and Kim Sueoka, singers, co-founders of April Fool Bakery
  • Beth Dooley, author, food writer for Star Tribune
  • Beth Gilleland and Dane Stauffer, actors
  • Maria Jette, vocalist
  • Prudence Johnson, vocalist
  • Peter Johnson, Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor and Gary Rue, house band
  • Sarah Linnes-Robinson, dir. Kingfield Neighborhood Association
  • Christopher MacLeod, founder of Laune Bread
  • Andrea Northup, Farm to School Coordinator, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Marge Ostroushko, radio producer, backyard beekeeper
  • Peter Ostroushko, mandolin and fiddle
  • Thomasina Petrus, singer, food entrepreneur
  • Jordan Sramek, gardener, founder of The Rose Ensemble
Artwork by Karen McCall Design

Contact Dan about Urban Farmer’s Almanac.

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