RadioACTive: March 13, 2020

  • March 13, 2020
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#PunkRockFarmerFriday, featuring New Roots on the #UrbanFarmReport and Ogden musician Keyvin Vandyke with some live, homegrown music

Tonight's lineup:

Live, homegrown music by Keyvin VanDyke

Coronavirus update with Billy Palmer, RadioACTive's director of civic engagement. Click here for our resource page on this public health crisis.

The Downtown SLC Farmers Market will remain open. Alison Einerson explained the extra measures they will be taking in light of the coronavirus. Click here for more information. The following is a statement posted on the market's Facebook page:

  • "The Rio Grande Winter Market will be open for business this Saturday, March 14th. 10 am - 2 pm.
  • "We have not come to this decision lightly, and deliberated all options. We consulted the Utah COVID-19 Task Force, community stakeholders, city officials and vendors, and are following the lead of farmers markets and public markets around the country.

  • "Farmers Markets serve an essential function as a vital source of fresh fruits and vegetables and food staples for our community. Compared to most grocery stores, farmers market produce and products have a much shorter supply chain and minimal handling between field and market.

  • "Farmers markets provide direct access to healthy, nutritious foods, while also supporting the livelihoods of local farmers, food makers, and producers. We are proud to provide this important service. Farmers markets are places of nourishment and care. We believe in the power of community resilience in challenging times.

  • "We will be taking extra sanitary precautions to help ensure the safety of our vendors and patrons. See link in our bio for more information on our decision, what we are doing and what you can do to help keep everyone in attendance healthy and safe. Wash your hands regularly, and come to the Rio Grande Winter Market for your groceries." 

#ThePeoplesBusiness: A legislative recap with Symbria Patterson of Red Acre Center and Sara Patterson of Red Acre Farm CSA.

SkyWatcher Leo T takes a look at one sky, many cultures as spring approaches. 

Aldine's #UrbanFarmReport, featuring Sara Valerious of New Roots in Salt Lake City, where the food is local and the story is global. New Roots in Salt Lake City - a subsidiary program of the International Rescue Committee - seeks to build healthier communities through the development of small scale, urban farms and community gardens while increasing food access for refugees in Salt Lake City through neighborhood farm stands.

  • New Roots currently operates two farmers market during the growing season. The Sunnyvale Farmers Market on Saturday's from 11:30am-2pm and the New Roots Farmers Market at Central Park on Tuesday evenings from 5-7:30pm. Follow the market schedule through the New Roots in Salt Lake City Facebook Page.

  • Look for New Roots produce at Whole Foods stores in Utah beginning in June.

  • Sign up for the new CSA: For the 2020 growing season, New Roots SLC is offering a weekly farm box delivery service, providing market exposure and supplemental income for refugee farmers. There will be 14 farm box deliveries from July 8 to October 7, 2020. Full- and half-shares available, with four pick-up options.

  • If you would like to learn more about New Roots' Community Gardening Program, please contact community garden program coordinator, Sarah Adams, at  

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Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer
  • Audio Engineer: Sullivan Phetchanpheng
  • Volunteers: Holly Lemmert, John Merrick