Food & Lifestyle Archives - Modern Farmer
The Best Alternative Grain Flours to Have in Your Pantry—If There’s Enough...

It’s been a weird year for wheat. Consider baking with oats, barley, rye and other... (more)

Pearse Anderson
August 7, 2022
When Sharing Seeds Grows More Than Just Food

In Washington, DC, a program seeks to foster abundance through seed-sharing.

Shea Swenson
August 6, 2022
The Story of the Long-Forgotten Jenny Lind Melon

Tracing the muskmelon’s journey from 19th-century produce stands to today’s beloved heirloom seed catalogs.

Danny Childs
July 18, 2022
Meet the Distiller Dedicated to Reviving Heirloom Grains

Minnesota farmer and distiller Mike Swanson trialed 15 different varieties of rye in an effort... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 17, 2022
I Failed at Growing Food for Humans, So I Grew It for...

As I tended to native flowers on my fire escape, I discovered there’s a lot... (more)

Lela Nargi
June 29, 2022
Why We Need to Adopt More Orphan Crops

Planting more of these neglected crops could help mitigate food shortages in the face of... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 28, 2022
How to Transform Green Walnuts Into a Nutty Liqueur

A bartender-botanist’s guide to making nocino, a traditional Italian liqueur made from unripe walnuts.

Danny Childs
June 22, 2022
Tomatoes Are the Latest Victim of Climate Change

Researchers expect global tomato production to decline as droughts and rising temperatures affect major growing... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 15, 2022
Could Tomatoes Be the Secret to Solving Vitamin D Deficiencies?

Researchers found a way to boost vitamin D levels in tomato plants, opening up new... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 1, 2022
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