The Homegrown Podcast

By Liz Haselmayer

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We're sharing the true story behind food, farming, and family, from our kitchen to yours. As a nourished fam living in the suburbs, our passion for real food leaves us longing to connect deeper with local farmers and food producers of all kinds. We're taking you straight to the source and sharing pieces of our personal journey along the way. Join us as we dive into candid conversations around REAL food, discuss hot topics in food and agriculture, and share inspiration from fellow real food enthusiasts.

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Periods, puberty, and hormonal birth control—how to talk to your daughters about their changing bodies with Megan of Body Talk Basics

In this episode, we sat down with Megan Ziegenfus of Body Talk Basics. We cover a wide variety of topics including—effective communication methods when addressing the puberty conversation, a full breakdown of the female menstrual cycle, the issues with hormonal birth control, reading your body and listening to its signs that something may be wrong, and the important role fathers can play in their daughter's transition to womanhood.

Today's featured brand:
Xtrema Cookware—use the code: HOMEGROWN for 15% off your order

Find Body Talk Basics
Instagram // @bodytalkbasics
Website //
Etsy shop // Body Talk Basics

Find Homegrown
Instagram // @Homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @haselmayergoods
Website //

Mar 22, 2023
Heal acne, build muscle, and thrive with raw milk — a heart-filled discussion with Tommy and Luke of Raw Milk and Deadlifts

In this episode, we sat down with Tommy and Luke of Raw Milk and Deadlifts to discuss the radical health improvement they both experienced through real food.  We chat about the common stepping stones someone might encounter when they're new in their real food journey and why finding true food freedom is an important part of the process. Tune in to hear how switching to raw dairy was a key factor in healing acne, building muscle, improving mood, and truly thriving.

Today's Featured Brands:

Toups and Co. Organics —use the code: HOMEGROWN for 10% off your order

Kalona Super Natural —tune in to hear our previous episode with Kalona Super Natural here

Find Tommy and Luke
Instagram // @rawmilkanddeadlifts
website //

Find Homegrown
Instagram // @homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer
website //

Mar 15, 2023
The dangers of veganism with former vegan, Katie Steere

In this episode, we sat down with Katie Steere, a former vegan, to learn the "why" behind her decision to forgo animal products. Katie shares openly about her experience with veganism, including its effects on her self-identity, her health, and her future career. Today, Katie owns and operates Wild Earth Farm in Vermont where she is passionate about teaching others the power of regenerative agriculture.

**This episode covers sensitive topics including eating disorders, self-worth, and self-identity

Today's Featured Brands:

Toups and Co. Organics —use the code: HOMEGROWN for 10% off your order

Kalona Super Natural —tune in to hear our previous episode with Kalona Super Natural here

Find Katie:
Instagram // wildearthfarm_
Website //

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Instagram // @Homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer
Website //

Mar 08, 2023
Will Harris of White Oak Pastures—how farming has become industrialized, commoditized, and centralized and how WOP is rewriting the script

In this episode, we sat down with Mr. Will Harris of White Oak Pastures.  In this discussion, Will shares the pivotal agricultural shift that took place after World War II along with his own transition from conventional to regenerative farming in the mid-1990s. We also covered the benefits of having an on-farm USDA-inspected processing plant, the radical transition of Bluffton, Georgia, and the interconnected nature of the pharmaceutical and pesticide industries.

Today's Featured Brands:

Toups and Co. Organics —use the code: HOMEGROWN for 10% off your order

Kalona Super Natural —tune in to hear our previous episode with Kalona Super Natural here

Find White Oak Pastures
Instagram // @whiteoakpastures
Website //
Non-profit //  Center for Agricultural Resilience
Documentary // Food and Country

Find Homegrown
Instagram // @homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer
Website //

Mar 01, 2023
The pursuit of the perfect loaf with sourdough legend, Maurizio Leo

In this episode, we sat down with Maurizio Leo of The Perfect Loaf.  Maurizio shares the inception of his wildly popular blog and dives into several advanced sourdough topics. Tune in to hear straight from the sourdough legend himself regarding his baking rhythms, starter maintenance, preferred hydration levels, and so much more.

Find Maurizio:
Instagram // @maurizio
Website //
Book // The Perfect Loaf

Today's Featured Brands:
Toups and Co. Organics -- use the code: HOMEGROWN for 10% off your order
Kalona Super Natural -- tune in to hear our previous episode with Kalona Super Natural here

Find Homegrown:
Instagram // @homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer
Website //

Feb 22, 2023
The Ohio Train Derailment—health implications of the toxic chemical release with Dr. Anne Marie Fine

In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Anne Marie Fine to discuss the health implications of the East Palestine Train Derailment. Tune in to hear a full breakdown of the chemicals released after the derailment and how they impact the human body including vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate, Ethylhexyl acrylate, and ethylene glycol mono butyl ether. Dr. Fine shares practical tips to reduce our toxin exposure and shares important learnings from previous chemical spills in U.S. history. For specific water filtration, air filter, and detox supplement recommendations see the links below:
Water filtration recommendation: Pure Effect
Air filter recommendation: Austin Air Filter
Detox supplement recommendation:  NAC- or N-acetyl-cysteine

Articles quoted:

Find Dr. Anne Marie Fine
Instagram // @drannemariefine
Website //
Toxic Free Documentary
EWG water database by zip code

Bio: Dr. Fine NMD, FAAEM is a licensed and board-certified naturopathic physician with a focus in Environmental Medicine. She obtained her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and has held licenses to practice medicine in California and Arizona for the last twenty years.

She is also the Founder of Fine Natural Products, LLC, a best-selling author, consultant to the personal care product industry, published author of numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals, and internationally recognized speaker. Dr. Fine is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and science advisor for the non-profit Dr. Fine is a former CPA and financial executive who graduated from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Find Homegrown
Instagram // @Homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer
Website //

Feb 17, 2023
Take ownership of your health with Holistic Practitioner, Theresa Haselmayer (aka: Joey's mom)

In this episode, we sat down with Theresa Haselmayer to discuss how families can take their health into their own hands. After 30 years as an RN, Theresa now runs Foundations Wellness Coaching where she and her team of practitioners help individuals overcome Lyme disease, autoimmune disorders, and other mysterious illnesses. Theresa battled with her own chronic illness for 16+ years and has since found healing through natural protocols. Tune in to hear Theresa's expert opinion on achieving true healing from chronic illness, what families should stock their "medicine" cabinet with, the latest water filtration information, and more.

Register for the Well Gathering here

Find Foundations Wellness Coaching
Instagram // @foundationswellnesscoaching
Website //

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Instagram // @homegrown_education, @joeyhaselmayer, @lizhaselmayer
Website //

Feb 15, 2023
Q&A with Liz and Joey

In this episode, Joey and I answered six questions from you. Tune in to hear our answers to common questions about our kitchen habits, our food choices, our relationship, and more.

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer
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Feb 08, 2023
The truth about America's beef industry -- how family ranches are the backbone of US beef production

In this episode, we sat down with Natalie and Luke Kovarik to discuss the nuances of raising beef in the United States. Natalie and Luke share their perspective on rotational grazing, the anti-meat narrative, consumer confusion, and an appropriate diet for ruminant animals. Tune in to hear why raising beef in a sustainable way is a highly individualized process despite what the consumer may think.   

Find Natalie:
Instagram // @nataliekovarik
Website // Kovarik Cattle Co
Podcast // Elevate Ag

Find Homegrown:
Instagram // @Homegrown_education, @Lizhaselmayer, @Joeyhaselmayer
Website //

Feb 01, 2023
Toxins 101: how everyday toxins impact hormonal health and what you can do about it with Dr. Koz

In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Koz, a functional MD and author of Get the Func Out: A Functional Medicine Guide to Balance Your Hormones and Detox. Dr. Koz breaks down the elusive topic of environmental toxins and shares how they affect our hormonal health. He shares the biggest difference between the mainstream medical model and functional medicine, why more doctors don't address the root cause or consider chronic toxin exposure and the body's natural detox pathways. Tune in to hear how common toxins such as glyphosate are impacting our health even when we opt for organic foods and learn which detox internet fads we should steer clear from. 

Find Dr. Koz
Instagram // @doc_koz
Website //
Book // Get the Func Out

Find Homegrown
Instagram // @homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer
Website //

Jan 25, 2023
Agriculture as the solution to climate change — how photosynthesis is saving the world with Pamela Tanner Boll

In this episode, we sat down with Pamela Tanner Boll, the director and executive producer of the popular documentary, To Which We Belong. Pamela shares exactly what's happening to the earth's climate and how grazing animals and healthy ecosystems are the solution. We chat about tilling, water cycles, carbon sinks, ocean farming, grazing animals, photosynthesis, and so much more. If you've ever wondered what to believe about climate change and agriculture, this episode is for you.

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More about Pamela:
Pamela Tanner Boll is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and activist. She is the Founder and CEO of Mystic Artists Film Productions.  She is the Co-Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary, Born into Brothels. Pamela has executive produced the following film projects: Living in Emergency: True Stories of Doctors Without Borders; In a Dream; Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence; Our Summer in Tehran; Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields; Close to the Fire; She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry; E-Team; Teen Press; Obit; Navajo Nation; and Storm Lake. 

Pamela directed and produced Who Does She Think She Is?, a feature-length documentary film that follows five women who are mothers and artists. Pamela also directed A Small Good Thing, a film that asks the question how can we live in a better way. She is currently working on a new film project, To Which We Belong, highlighting farmers and ranchers who are improving the health of their land with regenerative practices and helping to reverse climate change.

Pamela grew up in Parkersburg, WV.  She received a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lesley University. Pamela raised three sons in Winchester, Massachusetts and now lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Social Links:
Instagram // @towhichwebelong
Instagram // @Homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer

Jan 18, 2023
Farming like our ancestors -- lessons from 8 generations of farming with Kris Gosney of John's Farm

In this episode, we sat down with Kris Gosney of John's Farm.  Kris shares how her family's centennial farm has experienced virtually every wave of agriculture—from traditional farming in the late 1800s to conventional, chemical farming through the late 1900s, and today as an organic regenerative farm raising grass-fed beef and organic wheat. John's farm is the only family owned/operated, Real Organic Project and USDA Organic Certified, Animal Welfare Approved, and USDA Verified Grass-Finished Farm In Oklahoma. 

This conversation is full of learnings and takeaways from Kris' many decades in agriculture. She is generous with her knowledge as she shares her family's unique transition into organic farming after decades of conventional. You don't want to miss it.

Find John's Farm:
website //
Instagram // @johnsfarmok

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website //
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Jan 11, 2023
Why chicken should cost more than beef — becoming an educated consumer with Tyler of Big Bluff Ranch

In this episode, we sat down with Tyler of Big Bluff Ranch to learn about animal agriculture and the truth about chicken production. Tyler shares his perspective as a food producer helping us, the consumers, understand the true cost of food. Tune in to hear why chicken should be more expensive than you think and why a better chicken really does exist.

Find Big Bluff Ranch
website //
Instagram // @thebigbluffranch
LinkedIn // @tylerdawley

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website //
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Jan 04, 2023
The Rodale Institute -- how 75 years of research proves organic regenerative practices beat conventional

In this episode, Joey and I sat down with Sam Malriat to discuss his work within The Rodale Institute–a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the regenerative organic movement through agricultural research and education. Sam shares his first-hand experience helping conventional farmers convert their land to organic, regenerative practices, including their reasons for changing models, the struggles farmers often face, and the simple yet effective methods used.  Sam also explains why conventional agriculture is not a sustainable model and how we, as the consumer, can play a major role in how our food is grown.

Find the Rodale Institute:
website //
Instagram // @rodaleinstitute
Facebook // @rodaleinstitute
YouTube // @rodaleinstitute
Rodale's free online course for regenerative organic consumers

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Dec 28, 2022
How to have a nourished holiday season

In this episode, Joey and I chat about some practical ways we approach nourishment during the holiday season.

Merry Christmas!

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @Homegrown_education

Dec 21, 2022
Kalona Super Natural -- the importance of minimally processed dairy, regenerative farming practices, and supporting small family farms

In this episode, we sat down with Joe Miller and Sam Ingersoll of Kalona Super Natural to discuss the importance of low-temp pasteurized, non-homogenized dairy. As raw milk advocates, we know raw dairy isn't accessible to everyone which is why we love Kalona Super Natural for providing the next best option in all 50 states. Tune in to hear how Kalona Super Natural is committed to beyond organic practices and why your purchase of dairy products has a huge impact on small family farms.

Find Kalona Super Natural:
website //
Instagram // @kalonasupernatural_milk_dairy

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education, @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer

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Dec 14, 2022
The Vegan Mindset -- how identities around food can be both powerful and dangerous

In this episode, Joey and I discuss common "food identities" and how they can both positively and negatively impact our lives. We use the example of veganism to explore how a singular, streamlined message can lead to changed hearts and minds. Tune in to hear our solution to becoming trapped in a food identity and  find out how we embrace a real food philosophy for our family.

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @Homegrown_education

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Dec 07, 2022
Diana Rodgers: the detrimental effects of eliminating animal-source foods

In this episode, we sat down with Diana Rodgers, co-author and producer of Sacred Cow, to discuss the anti-meat narrative and the ethics of encouraging vegan and vegetarian diets. Diana is a real food dietician, the founder of the Global Food Justice Alliance, and a key player in the animal-based movement. She has traveled the world advocating for the inclusion of animal-source foods and has been featured on numerous podcasts including The Joe Rogan Experience. Tune in to hear our discussion of protein, public policy, and the importance of accessible animal foods.

Find Diana Rodgers:
Instagram // @Sustainabledish
Instagram // @globalfoodjustice
website // Global Food Justice Alliance
website // Sacred Cow
website // Sustainable Dish
Podcast // Sustainable Dish Podcast

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @Homegrown_Education

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Nov 30, 2022
The FACTS about microwaves -- how they work and why we don't use one

In this episode, Joey and I chat about the history and function of microwave ovens. We discuss how electromagnetic (micro)waves impact the quality of our food, how we reheat leftovers or coffee without a microwave, and what we want you to do at the end of the episode. Tune in and connect with us on Instagram (@Homegrown_education)

As promised, all articles are linked below:
Microwave video 

Listen to our episode on phthalates, BPA, and plastics with Dr. Jenna

Pre-order "What's for breakfast" 

Nov 23, 2022
Jared Ralsky of leveling up your health, the power of mentorship, debunking health myths, and the realities of social media

In this episode, we sat down with Jared Ralsky, a holistic health coach, to discuss the challenge of weeding through conflicting "health" advice. Jared shares how he has grown in his understanding of real food and nutrition, especially through his training with the Primal Health Institute. We discuss the cholesterol myth, avoiding highly processed oils, the importance of satiating foods when dealing with food cravings, and so much more.

Find Jared:
Instagram //
TikTok //
Jared's new course //

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @Homegrown_education

Nov 16, 2022
Amber Elle of Fieldcraft Survival: motherhood, mindset, and the importance of family preparedness

In this episode, we sat down with Amber Elle, the director of family preparedness at Fieldcraft Survival. Amber shares her real food journey–from her experience raising animals as a young girl to nourishing her own children today. Amber is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration as it relates to motherhood, situational preparedness,  holistic living, and the power of self-discipline. 

Find Amber:
Instagram: @ms.amber.elle
website: Fieldcraft Survival
Youtube: Fieldcraft Survival

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, and @Homegrown_education

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Nov 09, 2022
The realities of "survival mode" and the importance of finding rhythms on the other side of chaos -- the Gewuerz family's journey back to healthy habits

In this episode, we sat down with Paul Gewuerz, the creator of Movement and Meals, to discuss the importance of regular rhythms and routines following a major life change. Paul shares his family's wild journey of welcoming their two twin boys into the world. After a 4-month-long hospital stay, including time in the Ronald McDonald House, Paul knew his family needed to get back to their healthy habits. Their major life shakeup led him to create a daily newsletter serving up nightly dinner and exercise ideas. Tune in to hear us talk candidly about parenthood, the realities of seasons of survival, and the power of real food.

Movement and Meals Newsletter (homegrown discount here)

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Grab the Raw Dairy Guide

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, and @Homegrown_education

Nov 02, 2022
Failing forward with MasterChef Contestant Cate Meade of Wild Woods Chef -- how reality TV helped launch this outdoor enthusiasts' culinary career

In this episode, we sat down with Chef Cate Meade of Wild Woods Chef. Cate is a three-time contestant on the hit TV show, MasterChef featuring the one and only, Gordon Ramsey. In our discussion with Cate, we covered her journey leading up to her time on television including her early stories of turkey hunting, running wild in Chicago's parks, and finding her purpose in food and nutrition as a young adult. Tune in to hear some behind-the-scenes details from Cate's time on MasterChef as well as her incredible life journey filled with inspiring stories of grit and fiery perseverance.

Find Cate Meade:


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*explicit language at 01:41:06

Oct 26, 2022
Plastics, phthalates, and other hormone-disrupting chemicals -- how everyday products, foods, and home environments are negatively impacting fertility with Dr. Jenna Hua of Million Marker

In this episode, Joey and I sat down with Dr. Jenna Hua to discuss the very real connection between environmental toxins and our health. Dr. Jenna is a registered dietitian, an environmental health scientist, and the CEO and founder of Million Marker–a mail-in body toxicity test. Jenna shares her extensive research as well as her own personal health journey which led her to focus on fertility. Tune in to this in-depth conversation to hear how you can lessen your exposure to the potential health barriers in your home.

Connect with Million Marker
Instagram: @million_marker
Download Million Marker's free approved product guide

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Oct 19, 2022
Public school lunches test positive for Glyphosate, heavy metals, and veterinary drugs -- A discussion with Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America

In this episode, we sat down with Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America for a second time to discuss the alarming analysis of American public school lunches. Zen shares how her organization, in partnership with the Children's Health Defense, tested 43 school lunches for harmful pesticides, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, and more. Tune in to hear the concerning truth affecting thirty million children daily and what you can do to help.

Moms Across America
Children's Health Defense
Tune into our first episode with Zen Honeycutt
Read the full school lunch test results
Neighborhood Food Network

Find us on Instagram: @Lizhaselmayer, @Joey Haselmayer, @Homegrown_education

Oct 12, 2022
Lyme disease, herbal medicine, and the modern healthcare system with Dr. Bill Rawls -- Discover the power of pursuing health on a cellular level

In this episode, we discuss the many challenges associated with chronic disease. As a fourth-generation physician, Dr. Bill Rawls worked as an Ob-Gyn for 20 years before his own health crisis led him on a journey to pursue health at the cellular level. Tune in to hear how Dr. Rawls navigated his complex chronic illness, the complexities of chronic Lyme disease, the pitfalls of our modern medical system, and the power of herbs.

Find Dr. Bill Rawls: (his newest book)

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @Homegrown_education

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Oct 05, 2022
Is "organic" just a marketing ploy? -- breaking down what the USDA Organic label actually means

In this episode, Joey and I discuss the true meaning of "organic." Is the organic label a marketing scheme? Are "organic" foods safer or more nutritious? What are the larger implications of our food choices? How should we practically source our foods if our budget doesn't allow for organic items? We cover all of this and more in this candid discussion surrounding the USDA's Organic label.


Previous podcast episodes mentioned:
Enrich Your Ecosystem -- food fermentation with microbiologist, Kaitlynn, of Cultured Guru

Glyphosate, GMOs, and motherhood with Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America

Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @Homegrown_education

Sep 28, 2022
Sourdough baking and nourishment fatigue -- discover new ways of utilizing your sourdough starter culture

In this episode, Joey and I discuss what it means to be burnt out on real food–especially sourdough. Many of us felt the initial hype and excitement surrounding sourdough baking but soon abandoned our starters once the inital honeymoon phase wore off. As with anything in life, real food requires regular rhythms, intentionality, and fresh bursts of inspiration. We hope this episode gives you new ideas for utilizing your sourdough starter beyond the traditional artisan loaf– motivating you to get back to baking fermented foods of all kinds.

Previous episodes mentioned:
Choosing better for your family -- stone ground flour milling with Alyssa of Better Basics Milling

Sourdough 101 -- A beginner's guide to high hydration sourdough

Enrich Your Ecosystem -- food fermentation with microbiologist, Kaitlynn, of Cultured Guru

Support this podcast by shopping our Homegrown Resources -- real food curriculum, meal plans, coloring books, and more

Connect with us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, @homegrown_education

Sep 21, 2022
The mission behind Homegrown -- why and how we're furthering the real food movement

In this episode, Joey and I discuss the why behind Homegrown. Beyond creating resources for our family, we believe this real food movement has an incredible impact on families, farmers, and future generations. Tune in to hear where we hope to see this community go and how you can be a part of it all. 

Episode mentions:
Michelle Marie Studios -- our original graphic designer
The Weston A. Price Foundation
Homegrown Launch Recap video + photos

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Find us on Instagram: @lizhaselmayer, @joeyhaselmayer, and @Homegrown_education

Sep 14, 2022
Embracing real food as a husband and father -- Joey's real food journey

In this episode, Joey shares his real food journey. We covered Joey's early experiences with food including how he grew up hunting, fishing, and gardening, as well as his time spent in culinary school and the restaurant industry.  Joey shares why he embraces true nourishment today, both as a way to lessen our family's reliance on outside systems and also to achieve peak performance for his job, health, and household responsibilities.

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Sep 07, 2022
Healing your hormones with real food -- how to stop DIYing your hormone health with Lahana of Nuvitru Wellness

In this episode, we sat down with Lahana,  CEO of Nuvitru Wellness, to get the full picture of hormonal health. Lahana breaks down how and why we can approach healing our hormones and gut with informed data. Lahana shares her journey as a young mother,  her early experiences with food, her passion for science, and her entire daily nourishment + wellness routine. Tune in for this practical, info-packed conversation with fellow real food enthusiast, Lahana. 

Find Nuvitru:
Nuvitru Youtube
Get $100 off Nuvitru Wellness Services

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Aug 31, 2022
So what do you actually eat? -- A day in the life of a nourished family

In this episode, Joey and I chat through our ideal day of nourishment. We breakdown our typical meal schedule, foods we eat at each meal, and how we view our family's food on a daily basis. This shorter episode is aimed to paint a practical picture of what we actually eat day in and day out.

Episode mentions:

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education, @Joeyhaselmayer, and @Lizhaselmayer

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Aug 24, 2022
Gut Healing 101 -- a full breakdown of the GAPS diet with River Yeo

In this episode, we sat down with GAPS Practitioner, River Yeo to learn the foundational  principles of restoring gut health. The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a neurosurgeon who was forced to step outside of the traditional paradigm when her child was diagnosed with autism.  The GAPS diet is now widely used as a powerful healing protocol to help those who suffer from dis-ease of any kind. Tune in to learn what foods are best for healing intestinal permeability (leaky gut),  mood disorders, poor digestion, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, chronic fatigue, and more.

Find River Yeo
Yeo Wellness Collective Youtube

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Aug 17, 2022
Pitted against the plant-based propaganda -- how to decipher mainstream dietary advice through the lens of traditional dietary wisdom

In this episode, we talk through a special edition of Eating Well Magazine.  We use this  recent publication to discuss common mainstream dietary advice and how it both opposes and confirms traditional dietary wisdom. If you've ever wondered how to decipher common dietary assumptions surrounding saturated fat, cholesterol, nutrient density, and the food industry at large, this episode is for you.

View the cover here

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Aug 10, 2022
Scaling regenerative agriculture for the next generation -- how "Big Ag" is adopting pastured poultry with Farmer Paul of Pasturebird

In this episode, we sat down with Primal Pastures and Pasturebird founder Paul Grieve to discuss his revolutionary large-scale chicken production model.  After years of innovation, Paul has solved one of the largest issues American chicken farmers have faced for the last five decades–getting birds out of stationary houses (CAFOs) and back on pasture. With the help of several industry icons, Paul and the regenerative agriculture movement are now working towards a better farming model for the future. Tune in to hear Paul's transformational story, starting with 50 birds in his in-law's backyard to operating the largest pastured chicken production in the country.

Find Paul and his family: -- pastured poultry at an affordable cost  -- 100% organic, pastured meats -- tallow-based skincare

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Shop the GROW coloring book featuring Paul's farm and 15 other farms, ranches, and growing spaces across the U.S.

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Aug 03, 2022
Raw dairy — the data, research, and reasoning behind opposing views on milk

In this episode, we discuss raw dairy once again. We outline the various stances of our regulatory agencies and go over some of the research found on both sides. Tune in to hear how our family deciphers the truth among competing bodies of science.

Be sure to tune in to our original Raw Dairy episode (#6) for even more context behind this tricky topic. 

Book references;
The Raw Milk Revolution
The Untold Story of Milk

Raw milk facilitation of lactase
CDC raw milk stance
CDC database for foodborne illness investigations
Raw milk’s protective measures against pathogens
Raw Milk Institute research study on pathogens

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Jul 27, 2022
Choose your hard -- establishing a clear vision for your family's nutrition

In this episode, we discuss the concept of "choosing your hard" by recapping a challenging season in our own lives. No matter your life stage or season, everyone faces resistance when it comes to their nourishment. We hope this episode serves as encouragement to strategically choose what's best for you and your family with a clear vision and goal for the future.

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Jul 20, 2022
Choosing better for your family -- stone ground flour milling with Alyssa of Better Basics Milling

In this episode, we sat down with Alyssa of Better Basics Milling to chat all things flour, milling, real food, and family health. Alyssa shares her family's many triumphs over complex illness and how consuming freshly milled flour changed her perception of wheat entirely.

Find Better Basics Milling:
Get 15% off your order with the code: Homegrown15

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Jul 13, 2022
The food-based medicine everyone needs in their home--supporting your nasal biome with Joyce of Cold Bee Gone

In this episode, we sat down with Joyce of Cold Bee Gone to discuss supporting an often overlooked microbiome--the nasal biome. Joyce is a homeschooling mother of two who discovered a unique application for one of the world's truest superfoods, manuka honey. Joyce shares how raising immuno-compromised children led her to create one of the most innovative natural products on the market.

Find Cold Bee Gone:
Cold Bee Gone
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Jul 06, 2022
Increasing your ability to adapt physical, chemical, and emotional stressors with Dr. Courtney Kahla

In this episode, we discuss Dr. Courtney Kahla's wellness journey from childhood to today. Dr. Courtney shares how her parent's experiences with food shaped her upbringing, her moment of clarity regarding her future career as a chiropractor, her team's mission at Our Well House, and so much more.  Tune in to hear how Dr. Courtney navigates life as a wife, mother, business owner, and conscientious consumer

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Jun 29, 2022
Adaptive parenting -- how to lean into your children's strengths while supporting them in their areas of growth

In this episode, we discuss our rhythm of regularly assessing our parenting. We chat about the practical ways we hope to lead our children and adjust to each child's individual needs. Being a nourished family is more than just the food we eat--it's our careful fostering of each unique child.

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Jun 22, 2022
Glyphosate, GMOs, and motherhood with Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America

In this episode, Zen and I discuss how her motherhood journey led her to discover the link between genetically modified organisms (GMOs) +  Glyphosate and her children's health challenges. Today, Zen leads a non-profit organization called Moms Across America--empowering parents to make informed decisions about their family's health.

Learn more and get involved:
Moms Across America
Neighborhood Food Network
Instagram: @momsacrossamerica

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Jun 15, 2022
Enrich Your Ecosystem -- food fermentation with microbiologist, Kaitlynn, of Cultured Guru

In this episode, we discuss proper fermentation with Kaitlynn of Cultured Guru.  Kaitlynn shares her wealth of knowledge on all things fermentation including the necessary equipment, ingredients, stages of fermentation, and so much more.  Hear how Kaitlynn's microbiology program led her into the vast world of fermentation and ultimate healing through real food. 

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Perfection Salad by Laura Shapiro

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Jun 08, 2022
Symptom suppression vs. true healing -- a rich conversation with Sarah and Ashley of Strong Sistas

In this episode, we sat down with Ashley and Sarah Armstrong of @Strong.Sistas and Angel Acres Farm. Ashley and Sarah are two sisters, passionate about real nourishment and regenerative agriculture. As first-generation farmers, Ashley and Sarah are generous with their learnings as they share their experience on Angel Acres thus far. This conversation was so rich--we cover everything from diet culture, holistic healing, the sister's real food journeys, food philosophies, the truth about agriculture, metabolically supportive exercise, and so much more. 

Freely Rooted Podcast: Breaking Down Popular Diets

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Jun 01, 2022
Liz's Real Food Journey -- From disordered eating to real food freedom

In this episode, we discuss my real food journey from childhood to now.  Throughout this vulnerable conversation, I share my redemptive transition with food--from a debilitating battle with bulimia as a teen to experiencing true food freedom today. 

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May 25, 2022
The cost of nourishment -- money vs. time

In this episode, we discuss the cost of nourishment. We chat about the Five Capitals concept, the tension between time and money, and the age-old reality: food was never meant to be cheap. 

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May 18, 2022
Morning Coffee with Joey and Liz: Takeaways from Joel Salatin, Hilda Labrada Gore, Sally Fallon Morell, and Del Bigtree

In this episode, we discuss my recent visit to Polyface Farms over our morning coffee. Tune in to hear my takeaways from Hilda Labrada Gore, Sally Fallon Morell, Joel Salatin, and Del Bigtree.

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Holistic Hilda
The Weston A Price Foundation

May 13, 2022
Raising daughters in diet culture -- a candid conversation

In this episode, we discuss how we approach the tricky topic of food with our three daughters. Having battled an eating disorder as a teen, I'm hyper-aware of the importance of accurate nutrition information and the philosophy of food freedom. Find out how we navigate the many trending diets, nutrition education, and the ongoing conversation of true nourishment.

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May 11, 2022
A case for beef -- the world's most controversial food

In this episode, we discuss the war on beef and the counter-perspective of the Sacred Cow book + documentary. We explore the environmental implications of beef production, the nutritional benefits of beef, and our soft sourcing recommendations.

Documentaries mentioned:
Sacred Cow
Kiss the Ground

Diana Rodgers (@sustainabledish)
Robb Wolf (@dasrobwolf)
Sustainable Dish Podcast with Lily Nichols RDN

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May 04, 2022
Sourcing 101 -- decipher tricky food labels to make the most of your budget

In this episode, we discuss various food labels and packaging slogans commonly found in today's groceries. We offer "good, better, best" food sourcing suggestions and discuss where we source our food as a family of 5 living in the suburbs.

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Apr 27, 2022
My mother's real food journey -- when your real food values cause high family tension

In this episode, my mother shares her real food journey. She paints a clear picture of how she has viewed nourishment at various times of her life, including throughout childhood, chronic illness, parenthood, and today. You'll hear a candid conversation between mother and daughter about the very real tension my food changes brought to our family and how we ultimately transitioned from battling over food to connecting over it. I hope this episode is an encouragement to those who face resistance from loved ones around their food choices.

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Apr 20, 2022
Family Rhythms -- intentional rest for increased capacity

In this episode, we discuss the family rhythms that we've implemented in our current season of life. We believe true nourishment is more than just food: it's nourishing our body, spirit, relationships, and more. Listen along to hear the daily and weekly rhythms we utilize to accomplish our family's mission.

3:17 -- who we are
16:35 -- rest vs. recovery
25:36 -- intentional rest starts out as work
28:44 -- burnout
37:57 -- your capacity can (and does) fluctuate
45:58 -- family values for a fulfilling life
54:08 -- our current family rhythms

Homegrown Resources
The Way of the Warrior Kid books (Sophie's motivation to "be a warrior kid")
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
American made workout equipment

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Apr 13, 2022
Sourdough 101 -- A beginner's guide to high hydration sourdough

In this episode, we discuss the basics of sourdough baking. With the Homegrown Beginner's Sourdough Guide as our template, we cover what sourdough is, what you need to make your own, and why it's the optimal choice for baked goods in our home.

12:21 -- a surprising boost in our starter development
26:24 -- we discuss key terms related to sourdough
38:42 -- the process of sourdough bread from start to finish
59:39 -- tools needed for sourdough bread making
01:12:32 -- answers to the top two most commonly asked questions

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Apr 06, 2022
Drink coffee that matters with Yield Coffee Roasters

In this episode, we sat down with Derek the founder of Yield Coffee Roasters to discuss the ins and outs of coffee: where it's grown, how it's roasted, and the best way to enjoy this global beverage. Find out how you can connect directly with coffee growers around the world and support the impact being made by the leading specialty coffee roasters at Yield.

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Mar 30, 2022
Raw Dairy--Everything I wish I knew from the beginning

In this episode, we discuss the history, regulations, nutritional benefits, and sourcing of raw dairy. We structured this episode to encompass everything I wish I had learned at the beginning of my raw milk journey. 

Book References:
Homegrown Children's Nutrition Curriculum
The Raw Milk Revolution
Nourishing Traditions Cookbook (recipe for PIIMA Milk)

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Mar 23, 2022
Here's what the USDA is NOT telling you -- an overview of the current dietary guidelines

In this episode, we discuss the current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines and how they impact the American people. We compare these to traditional dietary wisdom and point out the many gaps in the current nutrition recommendations.

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Mar 16, 2022
Top Kitchen Mistakes

In this episode, we discuss the common kitchen mistakes made by home cooks everywhere.  As a professionally trained chef, Joey shares his expertise on the topic and recounts some of the learnings he gained from his time in culinary school. If you're looking to elevate your family kitchen, tune into this week's episode and find us on Instagram at @homegrown_education and @joeyhaselmayer

The brand names mentioned in this episode include:
Shun Cutlery
Henckles Knives
Global Knives

Mar 09, 2022
Hunting: A legacy and so much more

In this episode, Joey shares his personal experiences as a hunter growing up in upstate New York and his present-day hunting set up in Indiana. This episode is part storytime and part candid conversation about eating wild game + hunting with daughters.  

Mar 02, 2022
Contemplating Homeschool -- principles to consider for all educational choices

In this episode, we discuss the principles outlined in the Contemplating Homeschool eBook including:  -If you can parent, you can teach  -All school requires time, energy, and engagement  -Information is everywhere  -The goal is not to recreate the classroom  -There's no "right" way.  We hope you find encouragement in this episode regardless of your schooling preference.  And remember: "There is no passive educational choice."  You can find us on Instagram at @homegrown_education  and @joeyhaselmayer 

Feb 23, 2022
Our Real Food Journey -- Meet the Haselmayers

In this episode, we share our transition from consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD) to becoming a nourished family eating real food. Hear how we went from eating Reese's Puffs to raw dairy. The story might surprise you. If you take away anything from this episode, we hope it's abundantly clear that the journey is not linear but it's absolutely worth it. 

Weston A Price Foundation

The Scandal of Infant Formula
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Feb 22, 2022