Mountain Towns & Local Food Systems, Pt. 3: Chris Rubens on Skiing & Farming in Revelstoke (Ep.226)

Why did one of the best freeride skiers of the past 20 years become a farmer? Kara Williard and I talk with Salomon skier, Chris Rubens, about starting First Light Farm in Revelstoke, BC, with his partner Jesse; how skiing and farming are more related than you might think; and why Chris finds farming to be one of the most meaningful things he has ever done.

TOPICS & TIMES

  • How Chris became a Farmer (3:57)
  • Growing Food in Revelstoke, BC (14:22)
  • Pigloos? (19:20)
  • First Light Farm (20:55)
  • The Honor System Farm Stand (22:25)
  • Farming Efficiencies (24:56)
  • Ski Talk (27:23)
  • Skiing & Farming? (37:18)
  • Building Stability in Mountain Towns (44:26)
  • New Babies & Farming (48:54)

RELATED LINKS

CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PODCASTS:

1 comment on “Mountain Towns & Local Food Systems, Pt. 3: Chris Rubens on Skiing & Farming in Revelstoke (Ep.226)”

  1. Thank the gods for people who like farming. I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and can honestly say that I liked nothing about it at all. Couldn’t wait to leave for college and have never had any desire to get back into farming. In fact, when I dated a woman who wanted to get into organic farming that was the final straw that led to the breakup.

Leave a Comment