David Law of Gourmet Mushroom

Gourmet Mushrooms

Sonoma County, CA

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

The journey from working in real estate to running a mushroom farm may not seem like a usual career path, but David Law, President and CEO of Gourmet Mushrooms, has successfully made the unlikely transition.

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Fresh greens at one of the South Bronx Farmers Market vendors

Reclaiming the Big Apple: The Urbanization of Fresh Food Access in NYC

The South Bronx Farmer’s Market (SBFM): A Market for the People by the People

Written by: Amanda Kay Mannshahia

Recently there has been a push by activists to address issues of fresh food access and community education. Nestled on the south side of 138th street, between Willis and Alexander Avenues, the South Bronx Farmers Market, SBFM, is the perfect example of this growing trend.

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Nextdoororganics Cargo Bike

The City-Goers CSA

How Nextdoorganics is Translating High Impact Politics into Culinary Creativity

Written by: Amanda Kay Mannshahia

Based out of their Bed-Stuy hub, Nextdoorganics is the brainchild of founders Josh Cook and Chris Schumaker. Both possessing histories in farming, the duo first began by utilizing an open acre of land on Schumaker’s parents’ tree farm to work a small-scale agriculture project.

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Greenmarket Farmers Market in Union Square

A Holistic Marketplace

Tackling the Grocery Gap the Greenmarket Way

Written by: Amanda Kay Mannshahia

We cannot discuss fresh food access in NYC without mentioning Greenmarket. Established in 1976, Greenmarket boasts one of the largest outdoor farmers markets at Union Square along with weekly pop-up markets in 53 locations all over NYC.

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Levon Minassian and Ryan Silsbee

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

Fire Tongue Farms is stepping up the spice game with their Smoked Chilies.

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

It’s not often you see fresh young faces in the farming industry, but Levon Minassian and Ryan Silsbee, recent U.C. Berkeley graduates, are coming in strong with Fire Tongue Farms.

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Dan Allen of Farmscape

Sowing the Seeds for Restaurant Gardens

Urban Farming’s Latest Trend

Written by: Amanda Kay Mannshahia

As CEO of Los Angeles–based Farmscape, “the largest urban farming venture in California,” Dan Allen’s mission is to “connect city dwellers with fresh, organic produce through a network of urban farms, while creating living wage jobs for the new generation of farmers.”

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Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Ferndale, NY

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Creating a food product that is loved by millions of people and reviled by just as many can be a formidable task for some, but Hudson Valley Foie Gras gladly takes on the challenge. Back in 1982, before foie gras—specially fattened duck or goose liver—was a delicacy served in upscale restaurants across America, Izzy Yanay […]

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Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint in Seattle

Marigold and Mint

Seattle, WA

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

A flower farm and a wine bar might seem like an unlikely pairing, but Marigold and Mint owner Katherine Anderson has created the perfect symbiotic relationship between the two. Anderson grew up gardening in the family backyard, and it eventually led her to start the flower farm in 2008 on a two-acre plot of land […]

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Tree Ripe Citrus Company

Tree-Ripe Citrus Co.

Johnson Creek, WI

Written by: Jesse Hom-Dawson

Snowy Wisconsin doesn’t usually bring to mind golden citrus and other fresh fruits, but Tree Ripe Citrus Company has been bringing Florida oranges to the Badger State for over 20 years. Founded in 1990 by COO Tiernan Paine’s grandfather, who had worked in trucking and produce, Tree-Ripe Citrus’s goal was to bring good quality citrus […]

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