is JTA's former associate editor.
August 1, 2014 10:52am
Heirloom tomatoes are an elusive pleasure, available in most of the country for only a few weeks each year. But when they do appear, people tend to lose their heads a little.
July 25, 2014 11:12am
It’s common to talk about the potential of food and farming to build community, but it’s hard to say whether the kinds of ties created by farmers markets and locavore eating are worthy of the name.
July 18, 2014 10:07am
Fear of insufficiency led to the planting of 1,000 — yes, 1,000 — tomato plants that are now beginning to ripen in the back of a borrowed box truck.
July 11, 2014 10:45am
Finding a small litter of bunny rabbits prompts a disagreement over how to protect the farm while upholding our respect for life.
July 6, 2014 3:40pm
Before he died last week at the age of 89, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world’s most innovative and influential living Jewish spiritual leaders.
June 27, 2014 12:47pm
Countless warnings from neighbors spurred the purchase of electrified fencing to keep those beautiful — and damaging — deer away from the vegetables.
June 20, 2014 10:23am
After months of work and worry, eight vegetables were taken out of the ground, washed, packed into boxes, loaded onto a truck and delivered to CSA members.
June 13, 2014 10:52am
With the summer solstice fast approaching, it’s as if some magnetic force is drawing the energy up from the earth, swelling roots, expanding foliage and filling our fields with luscious green.
June 6, 2014 10:05am
The first farmers market of the season served as something of a coming-out party for Root Down Farm.
May 30, 2014 10:30am
Leaving New York for the suburbs felt like a fall from grace, but a farm’s demands on time and attention turned out to be surprisingly liberating.