|Meet the Modern Farmer: Chris Hirsch|
Modern Farmer - 1/23/2015. By Jesse Hirsch - It recently occurred to me that my dad is the ultimate modern farmer. After decades working as a high level hospital administrator, he left to work part-time on a 4-acre restaurant farm [Primo], tending to the bees and the hogs and the pea shoots. I got him on Skype for a very formal interview.
|Reinventing the Potato|
Modern Farmer - 1/23/2015. By Ferris Jabr - For most of my life, I have been severely prejudiced against the potato. Like many Americans, I regarded potatoes as among the most banal of vegetables. They were clearly less interesting than other tubers and roots, lacking the lip-staining intensity of the beet, the bright color and crunch of the carrot, the surprising heat of the radish. Potatoes were just generic lumps of starch best used as couriers for salt, fat and ketchup.