Urban Farms Grow More Than Just Good Food

Urban agriculture has taken root in neighborhoods abandoned lots. These grassroots urban farms are sprouting solutions of…


Elysian Fields Farm

A Farmside Chat with North Carolina organic vegetable farmer Elise Bortz

Meet Elise of Elysian Fields Farm, a CSA. Her North Carolina organic vegetable story is a true…


Free Verse Farm

A Farmside Chat with organic Vermont herb farmers Taylor Katz and Misha Johnson

What do you get when you combine young love, artistic inclination, and good old-fashioned hard work…


When pigs fly and other piggy tales from renowned writer Barry Estabrook

Barry Estabrook examines the pork industry and how pigs are raised…


Natural Trips: 5 Organic Getaways

Enjoy fresh, Clean Plates-worthy food on vacation

Would your ideal vacation include Clean Plates-worthy food in a gorgeous setting? Check out the latest…


Brooklyn’s Youth Farm: Sowing the Seeds of a New $1 Menu

High school students learn about healthy eating and food sourcing on one of NYC's largest urban farms

This isn’t your average high school: The 1.25-acre Youth Farm out front serves as…


Farming and Fun at the Flip Flop Ranch

Two hours east of LA, the Flip Flop Ranch gives visitors a slice of the farm life

City life hides our land’s natural elements behind billboards and freeways. Flip Flop Ranch offers families…


Celebrate Summer in SoCal at FIG’s Farm Dinner

One local family farm gets the spotlight at this Santa Monica staple

Chef Ray Garcia of FIG brings respect for terroir to the table at his delightful quarterly Farm…


Digging in the Dirt: Satur Farms

The Long Island farm is a shining example of sustainable farming done right

With local farmland under threat of decline, Satur Farms remains a beacon of hope on Long Island…


Getting There: The Hidden Key to Farm-to-Table Success

Jennifer Goggin of FarmersWeb shares how they're connecting farmers to restaurants for true farm-to-table sourcing

Ever sit in your favorite restaurant, stare at your seasonal greens and wonder: “What was their journey…


From Slaughterhouse to Sustainable Sanctuary: Chicago’s The Plant

The vertically-integrated farm aims to produce "net-zero waste"

There are a few ways Chicago’s The Plant describes itself: part vertical farm, part research and…


Farmscape Transforms City Spaces into Organic Gardens

No farm, no problem—Farmscape makes organic home gardening accessible

Farmscape is a company determined to make an organic home garden accessible to anyone with a patch…


How is the Warm Weather Affecting Local Greenmarkets?

The unseasonably warm temperatures have been a boon for consumers, but not for worried farmers

A warm winter and early spring spell good news for greenmarket shoppers, but present plenty of challenges…


The Best Local Mushrooms Come From a Repurposed Trailer

Fred Ellrot's F & F Farms brings locally-grown oyster and shiitake mushrooms to the LA area

At F & F Farms up in Moorpark, Fred Ellrott cultivates exquisitely delicious shiitake and oyster mushrooms…


The Greenhorns: Young Farmers Unite

We spoken to Greenhorns director Severine von Tscharner Fleming about how to get young people involved in farming

“The Greenhorns are a posse of young people who care a lot about the future of agriculture…


Farm to Table? Try Farm to Baby

A new subscription service brings the locavore movement to babies

Ready to raise a little locavore? Try Farm to Baby, a new small-batch food service that…


Farmstead Meatsmith Shares the Beauty of Butchery

The Washington state-based company offers and educates farmers on slaughtering, butchery and charcuterie services

“Short of apprenticing with a master, good butchery instruction is in film,” says Brandon Sheard, co-owner…


Brooklyn Grange Expands to Brooklyn Navy Yard

Despite its name, the world's largest rooftop farm had been located in Queens

Brooklyn Grange, the urban rooftop farm that supplies many NYC restaurants and markets, is opening a new…


Haven’s Kitchen: An Oasis for Cooks in Union Square

With classes, events and fresh produce, Haven's Kitchen has it all

Haven’s Kitchen, a gorgeous new cooking school/market/event space in Union Square, stands out in…


These flexible CSAs bring farm-fresh goods to New Yorkers scared of commitment

A crop of local CSAs let you opt in on a weekly basis. Get groceries straight from…


Chef Peter Berley Offers Cooking Classes in Beautiful North Fork

The culinary educator and cookbook author teaches students in the field

Chef Peter Berley’s new culinary education facility, My Kitchen, offers cooking classes in a beautiful setting…