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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]