November 8, 2012

Super Faminto: A Visit to the Ranch in Campininha, São Paulo

by Bryan Sanders

As the saying goes: you can learn a lot about someone when you walk a day in their shoes. I like to think the same goes for when you eat in someone’s home. I have had the honor to be invited to Tatão’s home — the beautiful Santa Albertina ranch in Campininha, three hours from […]

November 16, 2011

Radiation + Japan: Interview with Tadaaki Hachisu, Egg Farmer (Saitama)

by Yoko Kumano

*This is a part of an ongoing exclusive series on Umamimart, Radiation + Japan. Please check out these other posts and videos for more: Testing of Food in Japan, By Yoko Kumano Interview with Washio, Bar Owner (Tokyo), By Yoko Kumano Testing Report and Thoughts, By Howie Correa Interview with Satoshi Imai, Rice Farmer (Niigata), […]

April 25, 2011

Culinography: Pick Your Own Asparagus!

by Erin Gleeson

It’s asparagus season, people! Did anyone know this is what asparagus looks like when it’s growing? I took these shots today while visiting Terhune Orchards near Princeton, NJ. We ate this asparagus tonight for dinner and it was seriously delicious. Photography by Erin Gleeson.

April 20, 2010

Culinography: Discarded Eggs

by Erin Gleeson

Discarded eggs from the chicken coop at an organic farm on Long Island, NY. They were too damaged to sell, so they were either thrown away or given to employees.

June 17, 2009

Umamiventure #16: Harley Farms Goat Dairy

by Kayoko Akabori

We ventured out to Pescadero a few weeks back, which is about an hour south of San Francisco, to visit Harley Farms Goat Dairy. It was such a special Umamiventure- Yoko was here from Tokyo, and Jenny and Mitch from NYC! It was the first time on a goat farm for many of us, and […]

May 18, 2009

Umamiventure #16: Harley Goat Farms THIS SATURDAY! (Pescadero)

by Kayoko Akabori

Please pardon this last minute announcement. According to last week’s poll, looks like many of you were interested in the goat farm Umamiventure, and as always, your wish is my command (only ONE person wanted to go to Sonic in Gilroy?? FAIL!!!). So we’re going to pet and milk goats THIS SATURDAY, and get some […]

October 9, 2008

Japanese Vegetable Delivery Service

by Moto Yamamoto

This is great. My colleague Miho told me about it. The deal is, you sign up for an e-mail subscription that this farm, Nihon Yasai, sends every weekend, and order mixed vegetable box for $30 plus shipping, or you can get individual vegetables to be delivered on Thursday. Daikon was 20 inches long, thicker than […]

October 6, 2008

Eating Off the Land with Outstanding in the Field

by UM Guest

By Matt ZuckermanPhotos by Matt Zuckerman and Barry Blanton Jim Denevan went local. Several years ago, the chef and artist wanted to educate, entertain and feed his friends with a fresh meal. He did so by preparing and serving one on the very farm the food was grown and raised. From this, Outstanding in the […]

July 5, 2008

Power to the Farmers!

by Erin Gleeson

The New Amsterdam Market was held for the 3rd time last weekend at the historic site of the now defunct Fulton Fish Market at South Street Seaport. The New Amsterdam Public is a group that is backing the effort to turn this site into a permanent forum for local purveyors. The market featured tastings, goods […]

June 17, 2008

$7 Organic Eggs

by Erin Gleeson

I try to buy as much organic dairy as possible because I am worried about hormones in my food, but it gets very expensive. One item I always buy organic however, is EGGS. I want my eggs hormone free, without antibiotics, free range and local when possible. I pay about $4 in my local grocery […]