Chefs and farmers to share their expertise on ‘Today’s Main Ingredient’ podcast

Honesdale. SEEDS of Northeastern Pennsylvania will launch its new series with a May 15 program on asparagus featuring farmer Brian Fox.

| 21 Apr 2021 | 01:02

”Today’s Main Ingredient,” a podcast produced by SEEDS of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will launch a series of weekly, 15-minute audio programs on May 16, focusing on local farms and food businesses one ingredient at a time.

The first installment will be “Asparagus: How It’s Grown, How to Prepare It” with interviews by farmer Brian Fox of Salem Mountain Natural Vegetables, whose farm is near Waymart, and Chef Ben Cooper of Here & Now Brewing Company located in Honesdale.

The podcasts will be posted weekly on It also will air on two of Bold Gold Media’s radio stations, WDNH (90.5 FM) and WYCY Classic Hits (105.3 FM), on Sundays at 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m., respectively, and podcasted on their site.

In each episode, the host and interviewer, Mikki Uzupes, a Honesdale-based former radio newscaster, will interview a local farmer and a local chef or food entrepreneur about the week’s featured ingredient. Each installment will close with some words about that ingredient’s healthy eating properties from certified nutritionist Carol Kneier, Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Community Outreach Manager.

This series is made possible, in part, by funding from the Greater Pike Community Foundation. For more information contact the series producer, Jane Bollinger at


SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable living to improve the health of our environment and local economy. For more information or to sign up for their e-newsletter, visit

SEEDS’s Raise-the-Rent virtual auction
SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its annual Raise-the-Rent fundraiser auction virtually on the BiddingOwl platform on Thursday, May 1.
Some of the gifts donated to the auction so far include a “Beam of Hope” oil painting by Juan H. Espino, a small farm share from Fertile Valley Farm and Wolfe Springs Farm, and a herbal gift basket from Mount Pleasant Herbary.
The virtual format will offer bidders time to peruse the available items from home. Bidders get to be anonymous, just like in the silent auctions SEEDS organized in the past.
To participate, create an account at For more information or to donation to the auction, contact Jenna Wayne Mauder at or call 570-245-1256.