NJ Monthly’s Deputy Editor and Dining Editor Eric Levin interviewed Terhune Orchards’ Reuwai Mount Hanewald for his weekly podcast Eating with Eric.
Eating With Eric features freewheeling interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the vibrant New Jersey culinary scene. If you love dining out, have a passion for great food, or want to hear about the latest food trends, Eating With Eric should be on your plate.
Eric spoke with 11th generation farmer, Reuwai Hanewald in two episodes of Eating with Eric. Farming is fascinating work. These interviews are wonderful ways to get more in depth information on the culture and context of food, farming and food systems on a local and global level.
Reuwai Hanewald graduated from Princeton University, where she majored in ecology and evolutionary biology, and minored in environmental science. Today that knowledge, combined with her years of working the soil and expanding Terhune Orchard’s range of crops, informs her worldview and her dedication to sustainability and local farming.
In Episode 17, the history of Terhune Orchards, the growing methods used at the farm, how the farm strives to be a leader in sustainability and where to purchase their produce is discussed by Reuwai Hanewald.
In Episode 18, Reuwai Hanewald speaks about her time in El Salvador and the Ivory Coast and how Terhune Orchards produces robust fruits and vegetables with minimum environmental impact. ind out what dishes she enjoyed eating during her time living in El Salvador and West Africa. Reuwai also speaks about her experience as a woman in agriculture.