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How to Make Fresh Sea Salt

Whether you’re traipsing through the sand in Maui, Mallorca or Maine, every ocean environment has... (more)

Brian Barth
How to Read Your Weeds

Dreading the ocean of oxalis taking over your lettuce bed? How about that crabgrass creeping... (more)

Brian Barth
July 28, 2019
Dear Modern Farmer: Can I Eat the Snails from My Garden?

Years ago, I ran a gardening business in the seaside town of Santa Cruz, California.... (more)

Brian Barth
July 22, 2019
How to Harvest Shellfish from the Shore

Fresh clams, oysters and mussels are high on the list of favorite foods among many... (more)

Brian Barth
July 8, 2019
How to Do Farm to Table in a Desert

Getting the freshest ingredients for restaurants in large cities can often be a challenge for... (more)

Andrew Amelinckx
July 8, 2019
Grow Your Own Iced Tea This Summer

Five herbs you can steep for a tasty cold summer beverage.

Brian Barth
July 4, 2019
The Modern Farmer Guide to Small-Space Gardening

When space is limited, think twice about your planting plan.

Brian Barth
June 27, 2019
How to Harvest Seaweed

Some people go to the beach to get a tan, while others go to forage.

Brian Barth
June 10, 2019
Three Simple Steps for Planting a Chaos Garden

Work less, harvest more. What’s not to like?

Brian Barth
May 9, 2019
Bare-Root Fruit Trees: Five Reasons You Should Order Them This Winter

The last thing on your mind in February is gardening. But this is prime time... (more)

Brian Barth
February 19, 2019
How to Keep the Fox out of the Chicken Coop

It’s all about preventative measures. If they kill once they will kill again. Here are... (more)

Becca Windell
February 14, 2019