more about: farming

Farms: The New Disneyland

We love our farmers. Here, they kinda out-rock star real rock stars (we’re looking at you, Novella Carpenter). They bring us local produce that’s fresh and pesticide-free, they make our cities greener, and they celebrate things like bacteria. Case in point: The recent Fermentation Festival at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, CA. Yep, there were pickles. But also kefir, fresh […]

Hipster farmers and food truck owners

When I heard that small organic farmers Elizabeth Miller and Chris Jenkins of Minto Island Growers decided to throw a food cart into the mix, I couldn’t help myself, I thought: How very Portland. Except I was wrong. They’re in Salem, and this is an unheard of level of cool for the area. So then I thought, why should PDX, […]