MTMF Archives - Modern Farmer

Meet the Modern Farmer

The Seed Saver’s Predicament

Over the years, Will Bonsall’s seed saving operation has been in flux. At one point,... (more)

Alex Robinson
This Modern Farmer Turned His Concrete Backyard Into A Food Forest

In March, Ken Sparks repeatedly mulled over a question that many Americans were grappling with:... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 17, 2020
This Modern Farmer is Helping Turn Hides into Timbs

Ever since Matt Maier returned to the countryside of his childhood, he has been working... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 25, 2020
This Modern Farmer Grows Flowers in Chicago’s Vacant Lots

In some of Chicago’s lower-income neighborhoods, vivid varieties of zinnias, sunflowers, lilies and tulips have... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 29, 2020
Meet the Modern Farmer Who Grows Food To Heal Herself

Each time Amber Tamm digs beneath the soil with her hands to pluck roots from... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 16, 2020
This Former Teacher Has Moved Her Classroom to the Farm

Nine years ago, Scarlett Salamone’s life was hanging by a thread.  She was struggling through... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 2, 2020
Year One: You Don’t Have to Farm On Your Own

In Scott Chang-Fleeman’s first year of farming, he worked long grueling days by himself. He... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 26, 2020
Year One: ‘Without Optimism, You Can’t be a Farmer’

Meredith Elliott and her husband, Steven, spent the first six months on their farm in... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 18, 2020
Year One: A Farm Can’t Survive Without Customers

Simply working outside with your hands and watching the seeds you plant grow into food... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 11, 2020
Meet the MLB Pitcher Who Gave Up Baseball to Farm

Months ago when the pandemic struck, Phillippe Aumont watched his world come to a screeching... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
July 9, 2020
Year One: Start Small

When it comes to farming, it’s important to start small. There is a lot to... (more)

Alex Robinson
July 5, 2020