Organic Farming in Northeastern Oklahoma: Getting to Know the Folks at Three Springs Farm
Our guests are Mike Appel and Emily Oakley, the husband-and-wife team behind Three Springs Farm, a small but active organic farm in Oaks, Oklahoma (about an hour east of Tulsa). Mike and Emily are well-known for their long-standing gig at the Cherry Street Farmers' Market, where they sell their produce on Saturdays from April to September. They join us on ST Medical Monday for a detailed chat about growing and selling organic food -- and about, more generally, farming at the grassroots scale. That is, farming with a global awareness and a real respect for nature's bounty and variety. Mike and Emily also talk about how their farm -- and their very livelihood -- has recently been threatened by industrial-level, mass-production poultry farming.