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seeds on a leaf

What Does a Seed Farmer Do?

Some farmers grow food. Others grow the seed that the rest of the world plants. Here we detail the role of a seed farmer.
Organic vegetables

5 Reasons Getting Certified Organic Is Really Difficult

The National Organic Program is a complicated operation. And unless you've been through the process, it's tough to...
Eric Vander Hyde and Linda Shanahan

Barefoot Botanicals Photo Album

Meet Eric Vander Hyde and Linda Shanahan. In 2015, the couple shuttered their eight-year-old produce CSA and began...
seed packs

How to Shop for Veggies: Our Seed-Selection Guide

Seed catalogs be overwhelming—but Modern Farmer can help.
a simple bee hotel

How to Build a Native Bee Hotel

These unsung workhorses deserve a place in your garden, too.
Ryan Alexander

Meet the Farmer: Ryan Alexander of Alexander Farms

A former musician shows his Corn Belt neighbors that organic is an option.