New Prague organic foods store has a twist, but will it catch on?

Farmhouse Market has all the staples of a natural foods store — except the cashier. If successful, the New Prague market’s business model could provide a way for small communities to sustain stores that stock fresh, local food without high staffing costs. Members can enter 24 hours a day via a key card and …

Why This New York Restaurant Chain Is Buying Its Own Farm

By next year, if you happen to have lunch at Dig Inn—a chain of fast casual restaurants in Manhattan—the kale or Brussels sprouts on your plate might be more than just local. It might have been grown at the chain’s own upstate farm. It’s the next step in the evolution of a chain that calls itself …

Pair tranform barren rice paddies into organic farm 

TREVOR and Judy Allen have transformed treeless rice paddies into an organic farm, producing stud and commercial livestock and hay. Both Trevor and Judy were raised on rice farms, but rice production was furthest from their minds when they ­inspected the block. Farm 1650A, now named Callistemon Park Stud, came …

Urban Farmers Can Earn $75,000 on 15,000 Square Feet

Two surprising things happened to Curtis Stone the year he decided to start Green City Acres, in Kelowna, British Columbia. First, he became a town celebrity and, second, he made a good living doing it. In The Urban Farmer, Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land, Stone lays out his methodology for …

Komşuköy: Where virtual reality meets organic farming

Would you like to run a farm and harvest organic produce while sitting on a computer? Komşuköy is the meeting point for urban farmers in Istanbuls Beykoz district, allowing them to grow their own natural products through an online platform that delivers organic products right to your door. Read full …

Secrets from an organic farmer 

“Kale is the new darling at the farmers’ market,” he reveals. “Grow as much kale as you can. You’ll sell it.” To make produce look appealing, “we take everything in and wash it … a two- or three-tank system. There’s more dirt on there than you think.” To make shopping at his booth easy, …

CSA Offers Fresh Food Straight from UK’s Organic Farm

Community Supported Agriculture, also known as a CSA, is a subscription-based program where consumers buy “shares” in a farm’s output. Members benefit from receiving fresh, local and affordable produce from growers they know and trust. Farmers benefit from having a reliable source of funds to help them …