urban farming

Do Chili Peppers Really Grow Better On City Rooftops Than Rural Farms?

There's something to the whole 'heat island effect'
Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am

It's basic science: hot peppers need heat, and America's concrete jungles attract plenty of that New York City, especially. Chris Shott examines why urban rooftop gardeners are so intensely proud of their intensely good peppers.

What Does 'Farm to Table' Mean In 2014? 5 NYC Chefs And Purveyors Weigh In.

Getting fresh has never been more important
Sep 3, 2014 8:00 am
Photos: Laurel Golio

Last month, we invited a select group of chefs and purveyors to stop by the Food Republic test kitchen and chat about "farm to table" the label, the lifestyle. The term gets tossed around quite a bit these days. What does it mean in 2014? And how does it work on the local level? We learned a lot about where our food comes from, some of it only a short subway ride away.

DIY

So You Want To Raise Backyard Chickens? First, Read This Cautionary Tale.

Easy access to eggs not all it's cracked up to be
Jul 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Imagine: fresh eggs daily. Sounds great, right? And, it is! At least until your fine feathered friends get too old to lay them. Then what? It seems that many owners are "too chicken" to slaughter their backyard pets. So, some towns now find the abandoned critters wandering the streets, or dumped onto local farms in the middle of the night. Here are some better suggestions.

Ready For Spring? Watch This Time-Lapse Video Of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm

A remarkable transformation, a huge rooftop farm
Feb 19, 2014 9:30 am

Well, it's warmer, at least, which is cause for us in the Northeast to start daydreaming of sprouting plants and fresh lettuces and such. Then we spotted this time-lapse video of the making of Brooklyn Grange, the mammoth rooftop urban farm in NYC and we thought it'd be nice to share. Watch it here.

Is The World Ready For A Hipster Farming Magazine?

Brace, we've got a farm-to-newsstand situation here
Dec 11, 2012 2:31 pm

Modern Farmer is a print quarterly and website devoted to the people, policy, animals, plants and technology around farming and food. Arriving in Spring 2013, the new media company created a Tumblr page last week announcing its launch.

Art

WTF Alert! Meet Urban Chickens In NYC

When poultry pops up in museums
Sep 28, 2012 1:46 pm

Starting today, Sept. 28, you can stop by Parsons The New School for Design in NYC to spend some time with urban chickens, then track down cod with Chez Panisse's Jerome Wang.

Book Review: Eat The City

Robin Shulman's fascinating book on urban sourcing
Aug 1, 2012 10:01 am

If you love New York City and food — especially meat, honey, vegetables, sugar, beer, fish and wine —you will be riveted by Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Bee Keepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York.

Video: Tracing The Ingredients To Trace

The gals behind Trace in Austin talk food sourcing
May 21, 2012 3:01 pm

A video interview with three women fighting the good fight for sustainable, locally produced ingredients for the W Austin's Trace restaurant. If you're into urban farming, farm-t0-fork dining and/or Willie Nelson, you'll wanna watch this.

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