Our podcast captures great conversations with consultants, lenders, investors and entrepreneurs like yourselves about building and funding profitable food and beverage businesses. You can listen to them on the go, on your terms and schedule. Our episodes come out on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, and you can subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app to never miss an episode. These are currently all free. Learn more about our Premium Subscription to unlock everything Edible-Alpha® has to offer.
Helping Food and Farm Entrepreneurs Access R&D Funding
1 hour 6 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Learn about the Center for Technology Commercialization’s variety of tools, resources, and funding to help food and ag entrepreneurs assess the market viability of their innovations.
Podcast about Raising Capital for businesses that are Growing and Scaling | Pre-Venture | Startups
Financial Lessons from a Successful Diversified Farm
1 hour 22 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Andy chats with Cliff McConville of All Grass Farms about the diversified ag operation’s success, steady expansion, and financial savvy.
Farmer Brothers Distill Grains into Profits
1 hour 5 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Andy interviews Will Glazik of Cow Creek Organic Farm and Silver Tree Beer & Spirits to learn how he and his brothers are building upon their family farming legacy with a consumer brand and their own grain distillery
Sisters Succeed with Simple Syrup, Soda Shop, and Subscriptions
1 hour 19 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Simple Goodness Sisters Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham share how they’ve launched and scaled their unique diversified farm-based business and what they’ll tackle next.
Doctor Turns Dates into Healthier Sweetener￼
1 hour and 3 minutes of Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Physician-turned-entrepreneur Sylvie Charles, M.D., shares why she founded Just Date, how she has built a thriving business, and what will fuel its next phase of growth.
SBDC Consultant Helps Food Businesses Go Global
55 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Chris Wojtowicz from the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center unpacks the global expansion process for small food and farm businesses looking for new market opportunities.
Hill Valley Dairy Broadens Family Legacy
1 hour 3 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Ron Henningfeld, owner and cheesemaker at Hill Valley Dairy, drops by to discuss putting his own spin on a family farm business and expanding into new opportunities.
Grassway Organics Cultivates Community
1 hour 12 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Andy invites in Grassway Organics’ Chaz Self for an inspiring conversation about farming business models, growing a diversified ag operation, and regenerating local communities.
Clean Beam Advances Food Safety for the 21st Century
1 hour 28 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Brad sits down with Mark Cottone and Jim Rush of Clean Beam, maker of a dry, chemical-free footwear sanitizer powered by pulsing UV light. This innovation protects processing facilities from contaminants while proving predictive analytics that can enhance operations.
Together Farms Diversifies into Agritourism￼
1 hour 15 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®
Andy talks with Together Farms’ Stephanie Schneider about building a successful diversified farm business from scratch, making mistakes and learning along the way, and honing operations to boost efficiencies.