American Family Farmer

The American Family Farmer Show is the weekly voice for small, independent farm owners, as well hobby farmers and all of those interested in eating natural foods that make as few stops as possible from the farm to the table.


11/26/20 - A Visit to A Minority Woman-Led Farm

American Family Farmer and Host, Doug Stephan begins with good news from some Family Pork Farmers that have actually seen their business increase during the pandemic. But, there's disappointing news that this year, Farmers are only receiving 11-cents on every consumer dollar spent on food. Next, Doug introduces us to A.yoni Jeffries and her mother Kisha Jeffries from Handèwa Farms. Handèwa Farms is an indigenous-led farming collective that seeks to provide organic, healthy food to all. It is the ultimate goal of the collective for future generations to be inspired to connect with the Earth and its natural medicine. As a woman-led collective, many of our members have indigenous ancestry, including Occaneechi-Saponi, Cherokee, Blackfoot, and Lakota tribes. Kisha is Handèwa Farms’ Finance Director and A.yoni Jeffries is the Farms’ Business Development Director and a musician. Finally, Farmer Doug applauds talk about a new Farm Bill, hopefully with less emphasis on Industrial Farms.


 2020-12-01  35m