Private chef Gavin Smith’s Food Minded Fellow Podcast is a new series on the history and innovation of Martha’s Vineyard’s food ecosystem, told through the stories of the people behind the food. The program is now available on podcast services and for streaming on

The first season includes interviews with Matthew Dix of Island Grown Initiative, Heidi Feldman of Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt, Tucker Pforzheimer and Truman French of Martha’s Vineyard Mycological, Jenny DeVivo of Up-Island Regional Schools, Mallory Watts of Milkweed Farm, Lydia Fischer of the Garden Farm, Jessica Miller of Mermaid Farm & Dairy and more.

The Food Minded Fellow Podcast is funded, in part, by a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism awarded through the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.