Sarah Henry

Sarah Henry is a freelance food writer based in Berkeley and the voice behind the blog Lettuce Eat Kale.


New Agtivists: Brother-sister duo revamp the corner store

When Alison and Aphonzo Cross started planning The Boxcar Grocers -- a "corner store" full of fresh, local food in Atlanta -- they had no idea they'd find a line outside the door on their first day.

Sustainable Farming

The New Agtivist: Inga Haugen, farm girl at large

Photo: Cathrine Windyk Inga Haugen may look a little like Heidi, but she’s a modern-day farm girl through and through. In 1993, her family moved to the small town of Canton, Minn. (population less than 400), to Springside Farm, 230 acres of rolling hills and grazing land that was then a hobby farm. Her mother, Bonnie, wanted to run a working farm; she figured it would be a way to earn a living while she raised three children: Inga, now 30, Olaf, now 27, and Thor, now 24. Springside was in one of the worst places to farm in the …


Learning on the half-shell

Photo: Gwendolyn MeyerLuc Chamberland thinks oyster farming is often misunderstood. That’s why the aquaculturist wants to educate the public about the benefits of cultivating bivalves in Tomales Bay, a pristine estuary in West Marin, Calif. A recent, high-profile controversy surrounding a commercial oyster farm in the area has focused on the potentially negative environmental impacts of cultivating oysters (namely disruption to native species). But Chamberland sees oyster farming as a sustainable practice that does more good than harm. That’s why, a few years ago, he conceived of Pickleweed Point Community Oyster Farm — a kind of CSA for the briny …

Sustainable Farming

Kickstarting on-demand heirloom produce

A new online project takes the traditional CSA model one step further by allowing eaters to help decide what heirloom produce farmers plant.

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