Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015



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You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.



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The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is … Read More…

A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013



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As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours … Read More…

An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013



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Lately we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More…

My Visit to Hudson Valley’s Farm at Stone Barns

August 9, 2013



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Though I have been there several times, it’s a new experience each time I visit Stone Barns, a year-round working farm, living classroom, and laboratory set on a six acre parcel of the former Rockefeller estate, 80 acres in Pocantico Read More…

Travel: Gardens Highlight of South African Farm Hotel

June 27, 2013



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Imagine a self-sustained utopia laden with delicious food and drink, set amidst sandstone mountains and lush winelands. In South Africa, within an hour from the Cape Town International Airport, this utopia exists.



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Babylonstoren is an historic Cape Dutch farm built … Read More…

Vertical Farming on Rise for Urban Food Supply

July 9, 2010








Valcent Product’s VertiCrop system of hanging gardens

By 2050 more than 80% of the world’s population is expected to be living in urban areas. How will we feed them? Vertical farming offers a highly effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution. On … Read More…

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