Food Talk

Fresh Conversations about local food in the Lower Columbia Pacific region

Food Talk is a bi-monthly radio program broadcast at 9:30 am on the first and third Mondays of the month on Coast Community Radio KMUN 91.9 FM and KTCB 89.5 FM Tillamook, and streaming live at coast You can listen on the mobile device of your choice using the Tune In App.

Food Talk explores all the local food that our region has to offer with local farmers, ranchers, fishermen, chefs, gardeners, brewers and distillers, home cooks, food access advocates, food entrepreneurs, small business owners, community members and anyone who loves to grow, harvest, cook and eat the freshest food available.

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NCFW board member Pat Milliman is co-owner or Pat’s Pantry in Astoria, a spice and herb shop that specializes in house-made spice blends and regional food products. Pat is an adventurous cook, food preserver and eater, and loves to share cooking tips and recipes with the community. During farmers market season she co-hosts the River People Farmers Market’s Taste of Place booth, where samples and recipes featuring seasonal produce are offered up to market shoppers to inspire them to try new foods, or use familiar produce in new and delicious ways.



teresa 4 food talkTeresa Retzlaff works part time as NCFW Development and Communications Director, and also co-owns 46 North Farm in Olney, just east of Astoria, OR where she and her husband Packy grow edible plant starts, produce and flowers, selling direct to customers in the Lower Columbia Pacific region.An avid home cook and beginning food preserver, Teresa is a strong supporter of the growing local food movement in our region,  working to help farmers, ranchers, fishermen and other food producers not just survive but also thrive.





m2 4 Food TalkMerianne Myers is a former waitress, restaurant owner, caterer, bartender–you name the food industry job, and she’s likely done it, and done it fabulously well. Retired from official work, she now shares her passion for food in her role as board president of North Coast Food Web, teaching cooking classes, catering through NCFW’s Accidental Catering Company, baking pies for the River People Farmers Market Pie Walk and sharing her belief that when people sit down together to share good home cooked food, all manner of problems are solved. Merianne is Food Talk’s fearless engineer, and can often be heard chiming into the conversations when a mike is available and she has something to say.

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You can listen to any of our past Food Talk programs as a podcast through the Coast Community Radio website.

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