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Every Day Is An Adventure At The Inkwell Bakery

"If you make me an egg, I am definitely going to be critical of you. I am not the person who is gonna build up your ego." Tracy Gates on her drive to improve.

Tracy Gates fell in love with the space where Inkwell found its home. She says there is nothing about it she would change, it works perfectly.

On today’s show we talk with Tracy Gates about what motivates her as a new business owner. Her new cafe, The Inkwell opened in Bloomington Indiana this fall.

“I like to have an adventure everyday”

That’s part of what inspires Tracy Gates to go for a daily run, and also what excites her about owning her own restaurant.

Our interview with Gates is the second installment in our series Making the Leap,  where we ask the owners of new food businesses, “What does it take to start something like this?”

Gates talks about her desire to keep things simple and her constant drive towards excellence.

Chef daniel Orr treats us to a warming, spiced winter beverage and Harvest Public Media has a report on potential threats to the grass fed beef market.

Taylor Killough has a report on a few farm worker’s rights issues that have popped up in the news in recent weeks, including a new app to warn workers of dangerous heat conditions in the field.



Stories On This Episode

App, Protests, And Farmworker Rights

From new technology to classic picket line protests, farmworker rights issues have been prominent in the news in recent weeks.

Sage Advice, AKA: Warm Apple Cider With Sage And Spices

Clove studded oranges make any room smell delicious. They also lend intense flavors to this wintertime beverage.

Grass-Fed Beef May Run Into Roadblock: Less Nutritious Grass

It may be just a matter of time before prairie grasses simply don’t have enough protein to support grazing. Are rising CO2 levels to blame?

Kayte Young

Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

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