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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Truth Facts First World problems become permissibly hilarious when shown in satirical charts and graphs. "Truth Facts" are the brainchild of Danish duo Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler, the writers and artists behind the comic strip "Wumo...
CULTURE
Modern Farmer HQ
With their latest print issue now in stores and hordes of dedicated daily online readers (CH staff included), Modern Farmer continues to delight in its quest to make people aware of the path their food takes from farm to plate. With a brilliant voice...
FOOD-DRINK
Martins Cafe
Inside the colorful cardboard boxes by Martins Cafe, you'd expect to find retro wind-up toys. However, once you tear off a flap from the robot-printed package you're hit with the rich smell of ground coffee instead. The unexpected element marks...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Back To The Roots
There is an unassuming warehouse on an industrial street in Oakland, California that has some surprising contents. Behind the large rolling door are rows of thousands of plastic sacks filled with fungi. Back To The Roots is young company with a...
DESIGN
Chicken Footstools
For the young biodynamic agriculture aficionado, fitting furniture can be hard to find in a modern world overrun by steel and glass. Combining supreme quality with pure novelty, City Girl Farm's Chicken Footstools offer a rustic but rich, zoomorphic...
FOOD-DRINK
Urban Farming
More than half the world's population now lives in cities, but when it comes to feeding them, trucking in the necessary amount of food isn't a sustainable process for any metropolis. Growing out of the need for better solutions, urban farming is becoming...
FOOD-DRINK
Salt & Straw
New to the foodie community in Portland, OR, Salt & Straw makes truly unusual, delicious ice cream with the finest locally grown ingredients. We were recently tasked with sampling a handful of the latest "farm to cone" flavors and—though...
FOOD-DRINK
Blue Hill Farm at Stone Barns
Since 2004 Blue Hill Farm at Stone Barns in the Pocantico Hills has been on a mission to raise awareness about the effect of food choices on our everyday lives. Now the gastronomic purveyors behind New York Mouth are helping make some of the natural...
FOOD-DRINK
The Scholium Project
The idea of switching careers in mid-life may seem far-fetched for most, but for philosophy professor Abe Schoener this aspiration became a reality when he decided to turn the tables in 1998 and become a student of viticulture. Taking sabbatical...
FOOD-DRINK
Stumptown's Colombia Source Trip
As fair trade business practices and sustainability issues become increasingly important in the food industry, it's still easy to forget that there are actual values behind the buzzwords. A new short film from Stumptown coffee roasters gives a face...
FOOD-DRINK
ChocoVivo
The recently opened sweets boutique ChocoVivo in Venice, CA exemplifies owner Patricia Tsai's guiding mantra, "simple is better." By grinding chocolate from direct-trade growers with lava stones, Tsai is committed to staying transparent in its production...
FOOD-DRINK
Le Marche
Since we covered Nudo's "adopt-an-olive-tree" program a few years back, we've been repeatedly impressed by their commitment to bridging the gap between consumers and their food. With a global community of adoptive tree "parents" as well as a localized...
FOOD-DRINK
Intelligentsia's Geoff Watts
As the vice president of coffee for Intelligentsia and a green coffee buyer, Geoff Watts travels the world searching for the best beans, working to build relationships with the farmers that have helped make Intelligentsia a leader in the specialty...
TECH
Airdrop
Dependent on regional agriculture for sustenance and economic security, rural communities are often the hardest hit by droughts. Following a twelve-year dry spell in southeastern Australia's Murray Darling basin, Edward Linnacre saw the need for...
FOOD-DRINK
Grow Y'own
From luxury chicken coops to high-tech wind turbines, the more accessible tools of today's self-sustainability movement mean you can do things like raise fresh meat and harness affordable energy without going to extremes—providing you have...
DESIGN
Chicken Co-Op
The team at NYC's multi-disciplinary studio RAAD have re-invented the urban chicken residence. The Chicken Co-Op is a multi-level living space for city dwelling poultry. Designed from the bottom up to be at "the forefront of sustainability," the...
FOOD-DRINK
Amma Chocolates
Although Brazil is one of the world's top producers of cacao, Brazilian chocolate, on the other hand, has received very little attention. The common, everyday chocolate found on market shelves in Brazil is formulated with a higher fat content to...
FOOD-DRINK
White Mountain Farm Quinoa
Even the most informed food trend followers may not know that quinoa's status among current superfoods was decades in the making. The story of how Quinoa made it from its native land to North America goes back to two intrepid gentlemen who wanted...
FOOD-DRINK
City Hydroponic
Behind the many verdant closets and kitchen-corner produce installations increasingly tucked into NYC apartments, you can often find the expertise and passion of urban gardening advocate and entrepreneur Aaron Moore. Splitting his time between his...
FOOD-DRINK
Anarchy in a Jar
With Brooklyn's artisanal, back-to-basics food movement well underway, it seemed only a matter of time before jams and jellies joined the flurry of small-batch chocolates, beers, pickled goods, and popsicles. But that's as predictable as Anarchy...
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