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.

Episode Date
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. 

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education and @joeyhaselmayer

Homegrown Resources

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.

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education and @joeyhaselmayer

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.

Find us on Instagram:  @Homegrown_education and @joeyhaselmayer

Homegrown resources

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

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education and @Joeyhaselmayer
Homegrown Resources

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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Find a local source for raw dairy at and
Get the Real Food Guide
Shop Homegrown's Resources

Find us on Instagram at @homegrown_education and @joeyhaselmayer

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.

Homegrown Resources

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education and @Joeyhaselmayer

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

Find us on Instagram: @Homegrown_education and @Joeyhaselmayer

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

Find us on Instagram at @homegrown_education and @Joeyhaselmayer

Homegrown Resouces 

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.

Shop Yield Coffee -- get 20% off coffee + merch with the code: homegrown (valid thru 4/30/22)
Shop Homegrown's Resources
Meet the coffee farmers

Find us on Instagram: @homegrown_education @joeyhaselmayer @yieldcoffee

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)

Other resources:

Find us on Instagram at @Homegrown_education and @Joeyhaselmayer

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.

Reference links:

Find us on Instagram at @Homegrown_education and @Joeyhaselmayer

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
You can find us on Instagram at @homegrown_education  and @joeyhaselmayer 

Feb 22, 2022