Where Does My Food Come From: Terry Farver


Update:  Our winner in the Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels giveaway is… Gregg Murphy.  Congratulations, Gregg!  Thanks for reading/listening & leaving a comment on the post. 

Welcome back to ‘Where Does My Food Come From?’

The part blog/part podcast series where we meet, and get to know Farmers from all across the Nation.  We learn about the foods they grow, and the connection to the products we put on our tables.

We want you to get to know, and trust, your farmer.

Make sure to connect with us & join the conversations happening with the #meetmyfarmer hashtag over on
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This week, we have a very special #NationalAgWeek guest, where #meetmyfarmer takes on a whole new meaning, because today you’re meeting ‘my’ farmer: Terry Farver.

Terry is the brains, brawn & green thumb behind everything that goes on here at Farver Farms.  You’ve read about him in the blog posts, and today, you’ll hear from him in person.  I hope you’ll be listening closely…. I have an idea this is a one-time cameo appearance!

If you’ll remember, each episode of ‘Where Does My Food Come From?’, features a Food Host. They help make the connection between the food the farmers produce, and the products that consumers eat.

Today, our Food Host is Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels.

Dot’s Pretzels contain enriched wheat flour.  Flour made from wheat,… just like the kind grown by our producer this week, Terry Farver….. but also by Dot’s Henke’s own husband & son on their farm!

These baked pretzels have a truly unique flavor, thanks to Dot’s secret recipe.  And what started as simply a family favorite snack, has turned into an all out enterprise.  Our own family tried them for the first time just recently,.. and you can bet they’ll be a staple in our cupboard from now on!

Baked in the certified kitchen at the local hometown grocery store in Velva, North Dakota, Dot says her product is a way to share a family food tradition with others.

Dot’s Pretzels are now sold at retail locations across the nation.  But don’t worry, it they’re not sold in a store near you, you can order them directly from their website at www.dotspretzels.com.

And, if you’ve been following along, you’ll know that our Food Hosts always generously donate product for our readers & listeners.

Today is no different.  Simply leave a comment on this blog post  & you’ll automatically be entered in a random drawing for Two 2# packages of Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels!

We’ll be choosing a winner randomly Monday evening from those who leave a comment here on this blog post so make sure you do that right away.

All right, let’s get to that special interview, helping us celebrate #NationalAgWeek here on The Farm,

our very own, Terry Farver.   Just push play below to hear from Terry! (The actual interview starts about 2 1/2 minutes in)


It’s easy to hear the pride in Terry’s voice when he talks about the history & the heritage of his farm, but also when he talks about the pride in growing a clean, safe product. 

“I wouldn’t expect anybody else to eat something that I wouldn’t eat.  …  That’s a big deal for most farmers.  They take pride in doing a good job.” 

If you have more questions for Terry, you can find him right here at Farver Farms.  Leave your questions here on the blog post, on any of our social media accounts, or send an email to shauna@farverfarms.com.  I’ll see that Terry gets them & replies to your questions or comments.

And remember, this week our Food Host, Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels is giving away Two 2# packages of pretzels to a lucky listener or reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below to be automatically be entered in the drawing.

If you’d like to connect with Dot or learn more about her famous pretzels, you can find her on the website at dotspretzels.com or over on the Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels Page at Facebook.com/DotsHomestylePretzels.  Give them a shout out & let them know you heard about them here.

That’s all for today. As always, thank you for reading & listening.  I hope you enjoyed meeting ‘my’ Farmer today & making the farm/food connection.

If you know someone who would also like to know more about the food on their table, share this post & invite them to join you right back here next week for another #meetmyfarmer edition of ‘Where Does My Food Come From?’.

I’ll see you soon on The Farm! -Shauna

6 Responses to "Where Does My Food Come From: Terry Farver"
  1. I enjoyed this so much, Shauna. Got all teary hearing those familiar voices & hearing about that wonderful history. Thanks. Love you guys.

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