The Farm Report
About This Show
Erin Fairbanks, Executive Director of HeritageRadioNetwork.org, explores building a strong community and sustainable farm system. Each week on The Farm Report, Erin digs into the nitty-gritty of agriculture with the people producing our food. Conversations with the nations most important agents for change may explore distribution networks, dissect policy issues, or other current issues in the world of agriculture and food.
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Episode 302: Ronny and Beth Drennan – Broadbent Country Hams
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This week on The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks is joined by Ronny and Beth Drennan of Broadbent Country Hams.
The Broadbent family started curing hams and bacon commercially in Cadiz, Kentucky, in 1920. In 1999 the Broadbent family sold the business to Ronny and Beth Drennan. The Drennans, who were in the furniture business, had always heard of Broadbent Hams and saw an opportunity. It took some time to learn the ins and outs of the curing business, but Smith Broadbent has been there to help. Today, Ronny and Beth carry on the Broadbent tradition of quality, and they have won enough awards to live up to the founder’s name.
After the break, this week’s EscapeMaker segment features Matt Bauers of Four Fights Distilling in Corning, NY. On a scale of 1 to 4, how many fights were you going to get into after drinking a pint of moonshine? Bottom of the barrel rated 1, while the cleanest and strongest shines were rated at 4. So in keeping with tradition, while representing dedication to quality, the name Four Fights Distilling was chosen.
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