Organic certification doesn't happen on its own. Today's farmers need to know computers as well as their chickens.
In East Austin, Texas, an urban farmer shows neighbors how potential condo land grew an agricultural renaissance
The residents of the Hen House provide a farmer with delicacies to be scrambled, fried, and poached—or shaken or stirred
After attending the blind taste test featured in the Atlantic's March issue, a farmer reacts to the smackdown
At a recent market, mud boots and leggy lettuce were on display, but so was sunshine—and customers' smiles
Low temperatures in central Texas have made it a carrot year, and the farm stands are full.
After a cold snap, the author tears out damaged crops and sticks to her motto: "Keep planting."
How to save the crops during the worst weather in nearly two decades? The author prepares and waits.
The author's chicks usually live in the kitchen. But no one wants them as a centerpiece on the holiday table.
As temperatures drop, feathers can't keep out the cold. Here's how two farmers protect their flock.
The author seeks out local, green dishes among the processed, brown fare on the Thanksgiving table.
A group of beloved hens with no interest in motherhood suddenly show signs of wanting chicks.
Unusually warm temperatures make eggplants and tomatoes spring from the ground during radish season.
Frustrated pet owners drop their unwanted dogs and cats at the author's doorstep. What to do with these orphans?
With winter closing in, the author finds herself craving the dish, made of corn meal, cheese, and more.
After attending a panel about the hot topic of eating animals, the author reflects on the end of her 18 years as a vegetarian.
Life on the farm isn't all hard work. The author hosts a party for hundreds of people for a good cause.
Every male farmer starts with just one--but, as the author knows, soon enough that multiplies into a fleet of four or more.
Cultivating the fruit requires a host of less-than-ideal farming practices. Why the author does it anyway.