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Nov 24, 2020

One of our favorite categories of research is ways in which plants are smarter—or more adaptable—than you might expect. New research from the University of Exeter examines the case of Fritillaria delavayi, an alpine member of the lily family. This plant is used in some branches of Chinese medicine. But it’s increasingly hard to find, […]

Nov 23, 2020

Winter squash, corn and climbing beans are well-known as native crops to North America. Indigenous peoples have grown these three vegetables together as companion crops long before Europeans started showing up here. But aside from this three-sister trio, some might be surprised to learn that many staples of their diets were brought to this continent […]

Nov 22, 2020

A.yoni Jeffries wants to make sure the names of her ancestors live on a hundred years from now through the land she works.  It’s one of the reasons she and six others founded Handèwa Farms, an Afro-Indigenous women-led organic hemp farm about 30 minutes north of Durham, North Carolina. Jeffries, a member of the Occaneechi […]

Farm

How I Got to the Farm

The following excerpt is reprinted from On The Farm. Copyright © 2020 by Aliza Eliazarov.... (more)

Aliza Eliazarov
November 16, 2020
The Seed Saving Descendants

You can’t grow a garden without seeds.  Long before the regenerative agriculture movement started preaching... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 15, 2020
Turkey Farmers Scramble to Meet Need for Smaller Thanksgiving Birds

Travis Mattison and his family have become accustomed to a steady rush of customers reserving... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 9, 2020
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Food & Lifestyle

From Summer Harvest to Autumn Bounty

Loaves & Fishes Foodstore has offered food prepared with fresh ingredients to its Long Island... (more)

Modern Farmer
November 14, 2020
Kitchen Garden Consultants

Nicole Burke has believed in the power of growing your own food long before it... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 8, 2020
Food for Free: How to Make Acorn Flour

Acorns, once released of their tannins, are remarkably sweet foods. They’re filled with amazingly high... (more)

Mark Lewis
November 7, 2020
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News

Progressive Groups Urge Biden Against Picking Heidi Heitkamp for USDA Chief

We’re still a ways off from the appointments of the various members of the incoming... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 19, 2020
Alliance of Conservative and Progressive Farm Groups Takes Aim at Climate Change

On Tuesday morning, a new coalition of farm, food, and environmental groups announced its formation... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 17, 2020
Trump Administration to Freeze Wages of H-2A Farmworkers

The Department of Labor has finalized new rules that advocates say will limit farmworkers’ hourly... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
November 12, 2020
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Meet the modern farmer
Meet some men and women who turned their love of country into a love of land.
Meet These Afro-Indigenous Farmers Who Want to Fund Food Through Hemp

A.yoni Jeffries wants to make sure the names of her ancestors live on a hundred... (more)

The Seed Saver’s Predicament

Over the years, Will Bonsall’s seed saving operation has been in flux. At one point,... (more)

This Modern Farmer Turned His Concrete Backyard Into A Food Forest

In March, Ken Sparks repeatedly mulled over a question that many Americans were grappling with:... (more)

This Modern Farmer is Helping Turn Hides into Timbs

Ever since Matt Maier returned to the countryside of his childhood, he has been working... (more)

Farm Favorites
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Immigrants Feed America

Immigrants Feed America t-shirts are back – find them at the Modern Farmers Market

Things We Love: AKUA Kelp Jerky

If you told me there was a jerky snack made out of kelp - yes,... (more)

Things We Love: CleverMade Snapbasket Cooler

It can keep up to 50 cans chilled for up to 36 hours and collapses... (more)

Things We Love: Republic of Tea Daily Greens Single Sips

It's like green juice: but way easier.