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Sam Lash: How Farm To Table Works During the Pandemic

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Today we are joined by Sam Lash, the director of Farm to Table. 

Farm to Table offers restaurants in Austin a direct connection to local farms and their produce.  But with restaurants shutting down, the number of their orders have dropped drastically. 

In order to adapt to the current crisis, the company started delivering fresh local food directly to consumers. This has turned out to be extremely successful, and it is likely that they will carry on the service after the crisis is over. 

This innovative move is a classic example of how restaurants are having to shift their business models in order to survive. 

We talk about the effects isolation is having on us personally, as well as how it’s had an everlasting effect on his business…

”Do it right, do it safe, and make it work for the public.” – Sam Lash

Time Stamps:

00:49 – Introducing our guest, Sam Lash.
01:46 – Who Farm to Table are and what they do.
05:05 – How their food distribution network works.
07:08 – The damage the virus did to Sam’s business.
12:02 – The true extent to how long the isolation period will really last.
13:30 – The innovative solution Farm to Table used so that they could adapt with the situation.
18:15 – How farmers have reacted to the situation.
23:12 – The new practices that will carry on after the pandemic passes. 
25:54 – How the isolation period has affected Sam. 
28:00 – The health risks involved with keeping a restaurant open. 
34:16 – How we might come out of this eating better and healthier. 
37:45 – The different produce Farm to Table delivers. 
44:26 – How the delivery schedule works.
46:43 – The importance Sam places on keeping his business running. 
48:49 – The best ways people can support the food industry. 

Resources: 

Farm to Table
Texas Real Food

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