As Even more Los Angeles diners crave locally grown produce, several restaurants in Los Angeles meet the demand by growing their own fruits and vegetables in house.
Farmscape's Dan Allen published an article today in the Huffington Post where he explains how the history of Prohibition can teach us about flavor and the future of tomatoe connoisseurs. Read the full article here.
...and if you missed it, learn Dan's tips on the science of tasting here to start you on your path to being the Robert Parker of tomatoes.
Farmscape was featured in a few publications this past week. First, we spent some time talking with Zak Stone from GOOD magazine. In his article, he writes:
A company called Farmscape is proving that there's enough of an appetite for farming on residential land to turn the proposition into a high-growth business...
We hope the trend continues. Read the full article here.
Farmscape's Dan Allen writes today in the Huffington Post about the financial side of the gardening hobby. He finds that, at least for the average would-be edible gardener, that the labor and materials for hobbyist gardening will not paint such a thrifty picture as is generally assumed.
By Dan's analysis, the hobbyist food gardener will most likely work the soil in her yard for a final result that makes her time worth roughly $1.57 per hour. But, then Dan notes:
Despite all this, I predict that our median food gardener is quite pleased with the garden for five reasons...
In an article today, Nate Berg from The Atlantic talked with Dan Allen about Farmscape and the urban farming movement. The piece explores the crucial but often overlooked ingredient for an urban farm project's success: a diligent farmer.
They're growing like weeds, but often growing only weeds. Urban gardens and farms are appearing in backyards, schools and empty lots in cities all over the country. But people with the actual know-how and willingness to tend them – in other words, farmers – are far less abundant.