Sprouts:Stories from a Half-Century in Organic 
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Sprouts  Stories from a Half-Century in Organic   
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Sprouts  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Rootstock Radio host, Theresa Marquez interviews Sue Kesey. Sue is co-founder of Springfield Creamery, and a true pioneer in the organic dairy industry. In 1960, freshly married and recently graduated from Oregon State, Sue and her husband Chuck Kesey opened the doors of a humble creamery in Chucks hometown, Springfield, Oregon. What began as a fluid milk bottling operation"bottling and delivering milk in real glass jugs"grew into a thriving organic dairy brand that distributes an array of products throughout the 50 United States, Canada and Asia. Ever heard of Nancys Yogurt? You have Sue and Chuck Kesey to thank for it. The organic industry is indebted to Sue and Chuck (and some of their benefactors like musician Huey Lewis, and the iconic band the Grateful Dead"listen to the full episode for those stories. Theyre too good to miss!) for persevering in the face of adversity. Springfield Creamery suffered a devastating setback in 1994 when an electrical short caused a fire in their creamery. Sue says that there are things that happen in your life that are markers, and ultimately the fire allowed the Keseys to build a new facility. With this brand new creamery we had built we were able to step into the next era of cultured milk dairy, which was organics.
The rest, as they say, is history. 
Sue Kesey 
Notes: Credits:
Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations. For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org.   Produced by Charlie Knower from Rootstock Radio.
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Viroqua, WI  11-28-2017  English 
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sprouts  128Kbps mp3 (26.56MB) Mono 


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