Announcing Farmer's Market


Talking about technology for the sake of technology is insanely boring. What makes tech interesting is how it's used, and that – my friend – is determined by the person using it. Farmer's Market is a new podcast from yours truly that seeks to understand the motives behind the people who make, fix, and sell various tech gear, apps, and services. This project has been on my mind for awhile, and it's exciting to formally launch it today.

Granted, I realize that most clients of Macinstructor will not be interested in a podcast. In fact, most probably don't subscribe to any podcast at all. And that's ok. This is my first project that is actually geared towards other tech enthusiasts such as myself.  

Here's a rundown of what to expect. Episode 0 is less than five minutes, and it merely tells the story of how I got the idea for the name of the show and what my goals are for it. On Episode 1, I am joined by Cortney Naylor, who is actually one of the other trainers here at Macinstructor. I ask about her story of moving from an Expert at the Apple Store to a freelance videographer. Next on Episode 2, we hear from Aaron Mahnke who is one of my favorite designers on the web. He's responsible for the artwork you may have seen in various iPhone apps, logos, and websites online, but he also does a large degree of print media as well. He did the cover art for this podcast, too. I ask Aaron about what led him into the world of design and then take a few moments to hear what he thinks about the new look of iOS 7. 

As you can tell, Farmer's Market is starting off as an interview show, but it might evolve into something else as time goes on. I imagine that as I investigate this new medium, my direction will somewhat shift. That will be partly determined by my degree of comfort and partly by the feedback I receive from listeners like you.

I invite you to come check it out


Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.