urban farming


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 2:00 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 10:30 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 3:31 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.


WTF Alert! Meet Urban Chickens In NYC

When poultry pops up in museums
Sep 28, 2012 2:46 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 11:01 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 4:01 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.

TEDx Talks Take On Food Policy

Saturday's conference addressed food system ills
Jan 23, 2012 3:01 pm
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This past Saturday hundreds of food-focused individuals filed into Manhattan's Times Building to hear five hours of TEDx speeches made by leaders in food policy. TEDx (an independently organized offshoot of the TED Talks) is an all-day conference where speakers are invited to make 10-minute speeches relating to the day’s theme. Saturday’s conference, organized by the Glynwood Institute, had the ambitious theme of “Changing the Way We Eat!”

Roberta's Pizza

The most artful pizza you'll find anywhere
May 6, 2011 12:26 pm
Roberta's egg and potato pizza
Photo: h-bomb on Flickr

If it seems like we here at Food Republic have a weakness for pizzerias that also do good unto the world, well that's because we do. Which brings us to this week's pizza of the week: Roberta's. Located in a forlorn part of Bushwick,...


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