15 Stories About the Men & Women Who Grow & Raise Our Food

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15 Stories About the Men & Women Who Grow and Raise Our Food

In honor of our 15th anniversary, we asked Edible publishers to share some of their favorite stories about the farmers, ranchers, or fishers they've covered over the years. From goats to grapes, and clams to cows, check out these 15 profiles of the men and women who grow and raise our food. (And follow us on Facebook for more stories like this!)

Beyond Horses: A young Missouri Heights farmer cultivates more than crops at her family’s ranch.

Cedar Ridge Ranch, a 67- acre spread in Missouri Heights just east of Carbondale, is buzzing with activity. It’s a far cry from the sleepy...

Soil Sisters

Meet the “Soil Sisters” Keri Oberly’s photography exhibition that featured the women here was on display at the Ventura...

Silicon Valley Orchardists 2.0

South of San Francisco lies an achingly beautiful region, where redwoods once graced the hills and early missionaries were astonished to find grapes, scented rosemary and bright yellow sunflowers...

Sweet Bovine Nectar

Marak’s Milk 115 years have passed since the Marak family laid down roots in Meeker, Oklahoma. But what once felt destined to continue,...

The Milk Maid of Tampa

Pam Lunn
What started as goat babysitting gradually turned into full-scale urban farming where she went from milking four goats for 12 gallons of milk a week, to close to 30, producing about 70 gallons

Clamming up on Nantucket Shoals

The clam chowder you love to eat may be a lot more complex than you think—and not because the chef added smoky bacon or fresh thyme. The...

Winnemucca Farms: A Big Farm with Local Roots in Nevada

Winnemucca Farms: A Big Farm with Local Roots in Nevada
Today, Winnemucca Farms is one of the largest farms in the state, employing 50 to 60 year round and 80 to 100 during harvests, with resources spread across three different properties near Winnemucca...

LJB: The Hundred-Year Farm

  Back in the summer of ’75, when kids were setting up lemonade stands down the way, Brent Bonino, 3, and his big brother Russ, 5,...

Bringing the Cows Home

Revitalizing the family dairy farm makes way for Lowcountry Creamery.

Birds of a Heritage Feather

Poultry paradise yields delicious pasture-raised meat Poultry farmer David Glover of Tejas Heritage Farm mimics a gobble sound and like an...

Portrait of a Farmer

farmer robert jackson
From The Good Earth Robert Jackson of Jackson Farms II After sitting down and talking with Lyman farmer, Robert Jackson, I’m reminded of a...

Maui's Hana Ranch Takes the Long View

Hana Ranch in Maui, Hawaii
“By mimicking an event as it occurs in nature, it seems, everyone ends up healthier.”

The Coveted Tangerines of Churchill Orchards in Ojai, California

The Ojai Pixie is a sweet, seedless tangerine from the Ojai Valley, a citrus nirvana east of Santa Barbara that has long been home to organic farmers, spiritual seekers, and nature lovers.

Tools of the Farmer’s Trade: Their Hands

Tools of the Farmer’s Trade: Their Hands
An appreciation of the nine hands of five local farmers in Monterey Bay.
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