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...
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...
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The brainchild of Ann Marie Gardner—formerly an editor at both the NY Times' T Magazine and Monocle—Modern Farmer caters to "window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know...
Housed in a 20,000 square foot historic greenhouse, Growhaus is a non-profit urban farm that seeks to provide the community with healthy, sustainable food. Growhaus is not only a greenhouse, but a resource that offers education about nutrition, food...
On Saturday mornings (and Tuesdays, in the summer-fall seasons), the historic Eastern Market makes downtown Detroit come alive with a vibrant bustle of farmers and home cooks who shop to the soundtrack of live music from local street artists under...
Interview: Robin Koda of Koda Farms
Located in tiny town of South Dos Palos in the heart of California's Central Valley, Koda Farms grows Kokuho Rose, one of the only heirloom rice strains grown in California. Now helmed by siblings Robin Koda and Ross Koda, the century-old rice farm...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...