This episode features Halima Salizar and Dria Price of Justevia Teas in Watervalley, Mississippi with a focus on their beloved food and medicine plants, their work, and the ways the food cultures of West Africa and the Southern US mirror each other. They grow, harvest, dry, and package their tea blends at their farm, and they host pop-ups with local restaurants featuring Nigerian foods. They also grow the seeds of Nigerian vegetables as well as heirlooms from Mississippi and Alabama for the Truelove Seeds catalog.
SEED STORIES TOLD IN THIS EPISODE:
- Honey Bean
- Purple Hull Pea
- White Velvet Okra
- Efo Aleho (Coming soon. Similar to Callaloo)
- Ewedu (Coming soon. Similar to Palestinian Molokhia)
- Ugu (Fluted Pumpkin)
- Locust Beans, fermented, aka Iru
MORE INFO FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Help Justevia buy a Farm!
- Justevia's Linktree
- Mr. Brown's Farm, Watervally, MS
- Chicory Market, Oxford, MS
- The Potlikker Papers, John T. Edge
- Southern Foodways Alliance podcast: Gravy
- Ewedu Broom on YouTube
- Seeds and Their People, EP 5: RAU ĐAY, LALO, SALUYOT, EWEDU, MOLOKHIA
- Molokhia Survey, by Antonio Tahhan
- Antonio Tahhan's Linktree
- Braiding Seeds Fellowship
Seeds And Their People is a radio show where we feature seed stories told by the people who truly love them. Hosted by Owen Taylor of Truelove Seeds and Chris Bolden-Newsome of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden.
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- Halima Salazar
- Dria Price
- Maebh Aguilar
- Zainab Muhammad