Celebrating our favorite #Seeders on Instagram
Instagram is a great way to learn what other people in the food community are up to. These 5 #Seeders make farming look fun and entertaining, and of course a lot of work. If you don’t follow them already, you sure should.
The Seeder: @centuryfarmer: Documenting the second century of a family farmstead in the Columbia River Gorge. Milker, grassfarmer, gardener, seed saver and lost skills practicer. www.matronofhusbandry.wordpress.com
Why we love @centuryfarmer: This Instagram feed is a raw and real account of farming. Each of the intriguing photos of vegetables, cows, fields and farming equipment is accompanied by an informational caption. Get a great sense of the triumphs and challenges that this small farm experiences from day to day: from bountiful harvests and long days in the field, to pulling calves, cooking and preserving.
The Seeder: @foodcorps: FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy www.zesterdaily.com/agriculture/digging-a-solution-to-childhood-hunger/
Why we love @foodcorps: Follow Food Corps for some daily inspiration from leaders and students across the country. See the effects of connecting kids with their food through growing, cooking and eating in school gardens, on farms, in kitchens and classrooms. The results are plenty of vegetables and smiling faces!
The Seeder: @jbgorganic: Johnson’s Backyard Garden The official Johnson’s Backyard Garden Instagram. Follow us if you like yummy organic food, from the farm to your table. www.jbgorganic.com
Why we love @jbgorganic: Johnson’s Backyard Garden started as a small urban farm in Austin, TX which then expanded to acreage just south of Austin. They’ve since purchased additional land in Clear Creek, TX and continue to grow a 1000+ member CSA with pick up locations in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. It’s been incredible to watch their growth and see how many people they’re able to feed locally grown, organic produce. Follow their Instagram feed and also check out their great blog The Daily Dirt to get a more detailed account of the farm happenings!
The Seeder: @wellfedfarm: Aaren A cooking, curing, canning, milking, mucking, gardening, butchering, butter-churning, foraging, mothering gal in the mountains of VA. iPhone only ? www.wellfedfarm.com
Why we love @wellfedfarm: Following Aaren @wellfedfarm helps you realize that growing food isn’t just a job, it’s a total lifestyle. Her family farm is home to a herd of Dutch belted cattle, chickens and a Great Pyrenees pup named Igor, among other critters. They also grow a variety of vegetables and then forage and source other treasures from neighbors and friends. You’ll often see what’s been created for lunch or dinner and how the harvest is being put up for the coming months.
The Seeder: @fulltablefarm: Mindy Blodgett We grow, we forage, we eat. Currently growing exclusively for @bartartinesf. www.fulltablefarm.com
Why we love @fulltablefarm: We’re huge fans and friends of Cortney & Nick at Bar Tartine and were happy to meet Mindy & Juston of Full Table earlier this year when they were all visiting Portland for an event. It’s pretty special when a restaurant and a farm have this kind of relationship; Bar Tartine is very fortunate to have Full Table Farm working exclusively with them. In addition to farming, husband and wife team Mindy and Juston are seed savers and plant breeders. Now with 5 years under their belts, it’s fascinating to see their quality of work and dedication to growing the best that’s possible.