Hello, & thanks for joining us today for another edition of ‘Where Does My Food Come From?’

The part blog/part podcast series where we meet, and get to know Farmers & Ranchers from all across the Nation.  We learn about the foods they grow, and the connection to the products we put on our tables.

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This week, our guest is David Mansur at Shale Creek Ranch.

David is a first generation farmer and rancher, growing cattle, fruit and vegetables on his 20 acre ranch South of Knoxville, TN.

As a chemist by trade, David has a very unique perspective on agriculture.  That, combined with the fact that he has learned what he knows from the ground up make him fascinating to visit with and learn from.

Among many other things, today you’ll hear David talk about what he does with the majority of his crop.  It’s one of the biggest reasons I wanted our listeners to hear from him, and a truly humanitarian effort.


Push play below to hear my interview with David.


As you heard, David is a huge proponent of education in general.  Not only for himself, as he went at ag from the grassroots level (I hope you heard the shout-out to Extension & Extension Agents?!), but also for consumers, encouraging them to learn all they can about their food sources, the way they’re grown, and why.

I really enjoyed my interview with David, and I learned so much from him,… so a big thanks goes out to him for taking some time during his day to spend with us.

If you’d like to get in touch with David, and continue the conversation, you can find him on Twitter, at @shalecreekranch.

Or you can check out this fantastic article from the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, featuring David and his wife and Shale Creek Ranch.


As always, thanks so much to all of you for reading, listening & following along.  Let us know what kind of food you’d like to hear about and what kind of farmer you’d like to meet next.

And if you know someone who would also like to know more about the food on their table, share this post & invite them to join you right back here next week for another Friday #meetmyfarmer edition of ‘Where Does My Food Come From?’.

I’ll see you soon on The Farm!   -Shauna