Heritage Radio Network is an independent not-for-profit media network dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the role food plays in shaping our lives and the world. Our mission is to create a more sustainable, equitable and delicious world by expanding the way eaters think about food.
We broadcast daily live news and programming, and manage an extensive podcast archive where our listeners can explore thousands of hours of food and culture talk. We partner and collaborate with organizations and individuals that work to celebrate diversity, dissolve socio-economic barriers, promote sustainability, expose injustice and explore the pleasures food has to offer.
The station was launched in 2009 by Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and of Heritage Foods USA. The station is built into two re-purposed shipping containers dropped into the back yard of Roberta’s, a legendary Brooklyn restauran. From Alice Waters to Eric Ripert, Sean Brock to Eric Asimov, Ruth Reichl to Joel Salatin- Heritage Radio Network is proud to present conversations with the most respected voices in food today. Six years later, the network has recorded and broadcasted over 7,000 shows covering a wide array of topics including food, agriculture, politics, design, art, music and so much more.