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Farm Sanctuary, Watkins Glen, New York There is a war between several animal rights organizations and modern industrial agriculture. This battle is political and personal and it is spilling out into America’s mainstream media outlets. On the front lines of the animal rights movement is Gene Baur, founder of the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, [...]
Editor’s note: During the month of May 2011, Daniel Klein is “traveling from Minnesota to Louisiana to Portland to Florida and back again, once again creating weekly videos about Real Food”. This is his most recent dispatch from the road: As we set off on our Real Food Road Trip last Monday, we were excited [...]
I began to ramble about why I was here: my quest for better knowledge about the American food system, and modern life that the self-sufficient Amish seem to offer an enviable alternative.
I just had the pleasure of spending a couple days in San Francisco. I went on a walk through one particular neighborhood and could have had lunch: fields of wild fennel, mustard greens, dandelion, nettles and a whole lot more spilled out onto the path. There is a lot of wild and delicious food sprouting [...]
Nine miles east of Marshfield, Vermont is where I traveled to visit Wellspring Farm. The farm is surrounded by gentle rolling hills and the swift Winooski River.
Duskwind Farm is a very special place. A farm where chickens and cows, donkeys, sheep, guinea fowl and dogs live in blissful harmony.
Skowhegan, Maine. When I arrived at Grassland Organic Farm, I found an old and white weathered farmhouse. From a distance I witnessed a hand painted sign propped up against the front porch and in the shape of a milk jug. The sign was written in bold black lettering and read: “MILK: Organic. Fresh. Raw”. When [...]
One of the only independent creameries in Minnesota, Hope Butter, is a century old business that continues to make butter the old-fashioned way. There have been strong years and slow years, but the last 10 have been increasingly successful. Featured at many of the top restaurants, at the Co-ops as well as in regular grocery [...]