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Since 2009, Food for Thought has been an opportunity to meet the people who bring us the food we eat via a radio program.   We are also producing short films about local food production.  Visit our YouTube Channel to see what’s new!

Poster for the premiere of the first two films produced by Food for Thought

Blake Richard, quinoa pioneer in Humboldt

Pierson’s Big Hammer gives a hand to Food for Thought for the premiere of the first 2 films produced.

The host and co-producer of the program, Jennifer Bell, has lived in Humboldt County for over 40 years and has had the opportunity to meet many of these hardworking, food loving people and decided to begin archiving interviews to share with the community. She enjoys cooking, canning, and eating good food!


Jessica Eden gets ready for some coffee tasting at Sacred Grounds

Co-producer Jessica Eden is the sound engineer of the program.  Jessica has happily volunteered her   time to produce the audio version of Food for Thought for over 10 years – and the visual version since 2016.   Jessica has lived in the Humboldt County region for many years where she has worked as a farmer, food processor, and consumer of great locally produced food!



  1. sam said,

    May 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    cool – glad you’re doing this!

  2. Wilma J. Knitnoodle said,

    June 3, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I just think that Jennifer Bell is absolutely fabulous. I’m so glad she is back on KHSU, doing interviews with the most interesting and clever people!

  3. cedar said,

    August 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    hey, good stuff! we’ve needed a program like this for quite some time… gettin’ the people engaged with what goes on the plate and how the land gets used.
    thanks for doing this!

  4. Lisa Rizer said,

    September 9, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    I heard the first program and was sooo excited!! This is the stuff that floats my boat, gets my motor running, and just generally makes me happy. Thanks Jennifer and Jess. And thanks Humboldt — we live in a wonderful place…

    • myfoodforthought said,

      September 15, 2009 at 7:39 pm

      Hi Lisa — thank you so much for your support — response to the program has been great and that really keeps us excited about this project. Stay tuned, new shows will air every week and we will be updating the blog with archived radio shows on a regular basis. Thanks for listening! Jennifer

  5. Kate said,

    October 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Awesome. I like the show very much. The khsu website doesn’t have enough info about you all – glad you have the blog so we can learn more and listen to all your shows!
    Thanks for your hard work.

    • myfoodforthought said,

      October 15, 2009 at 3:46 pm

      Hi Kate — thanks for the encouragement! I need to do more about getting the blog site out there. I’m not much of a writer, I mainly am using it to archive the radio shows. I will be posting 5 more shows soon — thanks! Jennifer

  6. Tracey Barnes Priestley said,

    April 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Hi- This is fantastic!! So happy this community has you. What a friendly resource and so much valuable information! Thank you!

  7. Pat Bitton said,

    June 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Jennifer, I just wanted to give you a big thank you! Since I took your bread-making class at the Co-op, I’ve become competent enough to supply The Wine Spot with two loaves a week for their bar nibbles and potluck evenings. Best implementation so far – bacon bread!

  8. Kyle and Kathryn Vanderpool said,

    November 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Bring back your food historian. Jerry Rohde. We could listen to that gentleman for a long while. He makes it all come alive. We have sent your blogs to our far flung friends who really are enjoying your work. thanks!

  9. Wesley Johnson said,

    January 12, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Jennifer:
    So nice to see all your hard work paying off. What a cool site. Eat well and be well my friend. WJ

  10. michele postal said,

    April 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Just caught the tail end of your interview with “bean guy” friday. What is his name? Name of farm?
    I live in Crescent City and bought his beans at Arcata Farmers Mkt. Want to get more.
    Great program…really great. Thank you for Food For Thought.

    • Pat Bitton said,

      April 22, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Paul Guintoli, Warren Creek Farm

  11. Don Cutts said,

    January 27, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Jennifer!
    Found KHSU streaming online, and now I’ve found the blog.
    Melody and I are really looking forward to MFP. See you Saturday!
    Don Cutts, Crescent City

  12. Maggie Gainer said,

    January 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Hey, Jennifer: If you’d ever like to do a program on Food Waste, we’re all over it at Zero Waste Humboldt. It is a national and local disgrace. Over a third of all waste disposed in Humboldt is compostable food scraps. We can talk solutions. There are 5 new California laws. Lots to do for prevention strategies. Produces landfill methane, so major contributor to climate change. contact@zerowastehumboldt.org

  13. sam said,

    September 15, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Awesome show. One of the very best on KHSU. Well Done!!

  14. Rosemary S said,

    July 11, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Hi Jennifer! I took the master food preserver’s bread making class and it was wonderful. In june 2012 you interviewed my father who has since passed and I was wondering if there was a way for me to download the audio from those shows? Thank you!

    • myfoodforthought said,

      July 11, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Hi rosemary-send me an email at Jennifer.bell@humboldt.edu and let me know your fathers name and business. I’ll find the audio file and email it to you. Thanks!

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