For this week’s episode of the Taste Radio podcast, we’re bringing you an Independence Day-length conversation with Gary Hirshberg, the co-founder and chairman of dairy company Stonyfield Farm and a highly influential figure in the organic food movement. Hirshberg shares war stories ranging from the company’s pastoral beginnings, to its decade-long struggle for financing, and on to its eventual sale, mining them for wisdom that will resonate with any food and beverage professional. Also included in this episode: the latest edition of Elevator Talk, in which we profile Elaine Morrison, the founder of collagen elixir brand Eviva.
0:00 – Into with hosts Ray Latif, Mike Schneider, John Craven and Jon Landis. Mike reflects on IFT and Landis on SFFS 2017. Craven comments on the vast growth of the fancy food show since the early days.
3:37 – Interview: Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Stonyfield Farm. Ray and Jeff sit down with Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and Chairman of Stonyfield Farm. Gary shares his stories from way back when, including his background and forming his relationship with Co-Founder Samuel Kaymen and their similar interest in “conscious eating”. Hirshberg, the highly influential figure in the organic food movement, talks Stonyfield Farm’s decade-long struggle with financing, from its humble beginnings to it’s unusual Danone deal and his current involvement as Chairman.
1:19:28 – Elevator Talk: Elaine Morrison, Founder, Eviva. Eviva is excited about doing their first production run in Southern California. Elaine is geeking out on the growing trend of collagen in different industries.
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