Food Archives - Modern Farmer
On the Ground with the Growers Working to Localize Seed Production

For many small-scale fruit and vegetable growers, “local” is the word that makes their business... (more)

Daniel Walton
April 29, 2024
What Will Become of Rice?

In one of the greenhouses on the Lundberg Family Farms acreage in northern California, there... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
January 2, 2024
Will Yellow Beans Become the Next Superfood?

Dry beans are a sustainable protein source, cost effective, offer more control over sodium intake... (more)

Nicole Choi
November 28, 2023
Meet the Refugee Farmers Raising the Crops of Their Homelands From Texas...

Krishna Bista grew up on a diversified farm in her native Bhutan, where her family... (more)

Laurel Miller
November 16, 2023
As Climate Change Endangers Wild Truffles, US Producers Try Cultivation Instead

Truffles are the culinary equivalent of a diamond. Vertiginously expensive, out of reach for many,... (more)

Kathleen Willcox
November 9, 2023
The Future of Beer Grains is Uncertain. Can Farmers and Brewers Protect...

According to a 2021 poll, the US drinks the second-most amount of beer in the... (more)

Hollie Stephens
November 2, 2023
The Bourbon Industry Relies on White Oaks, Which Are in Decline. Now,...

There are five key rules to follow when making bourbon whiskey. First, it must be... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 16, 2023
The Goldilocks Zone Needed to Keep Strawberry Fields Forever

According to the University of Florida, the perfect temperatures for growing strawberries—the Goldilocks zone—is between... (more)

Jennifer Cole
September 4, 2023
Hungry and Seemingly Unstoppable: Grasshoppers Invade Canada’s Prairies

Every August, the Alberta government surveys grasshopper populations to discern the number of adult females... (more)

Jennifer Cole
August 25, 2023
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