The Farmery


One of our favorite blogs, UrbanGardens, recently showcased The Farmery, a new KickStarter project prototyping small, modular farm/retail store combinations meant to allow urban customers access to both fresh pick-your-own produce and local artisan farmer’s products, all in one accessible, well-designed greenhouse.  READ MORE

January 24th, 2014

VooDoo Donut


Fried dough, frosting & sweet irreverence – Cat Daddy had long envisioned opening a voodoo-themed eatery in Portland and after meeting Tres, the pair began to brainstorm ideas. READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Timbercreek Organics


“What we grew up understanding to be ‘farming’ meant large-scale operations, but that’s an anomaly in over 4,000 years of recorded agriculture,” said Zach Miller of Timbercreek Organics, a small farm located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia… READ MORE

November 19th, 2013

Diamonds of the Kitchen


February being the month when we indulge our loved ones, as well as ourselves, with generous, heart-warming gifts, what better time to explore and contrast one of the planet’s most luxurious and coveted foods with one of its arguably most beloved. For that, we researched both kinds of Truffles – chocolate and fungi – and present them here with online resources to enjoy BOTH taste sensations in a Valentine’s Day blissful meal. READ MORE

November 19th, 2013

Scott Beattie



Scott Beattie’s libations are so compellingly beautiful to look at, I’m not sure if I would drink them or use them for décor in sunlit windowsills around my home.  Well, OK.  I would drink them.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Giancarlo Fine European Pastries



I’ve wanted to interview this unassuming, yet confident and creative Italian gentleman for some time – for 5 years in fact, ever since I stumbled onto his business via the internet while researching, of all things, interesting garages in Virginia. Giancarlo Gnali, along with his wife, Jane, had begun a European pastry business right in their own backyard.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Edible Landscaping

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Going beyond the annual vegetable garden, Michael McKonkey, owner of Edible Landscaping, supplies the ingredients to create a work of abundance in your own corner of Paradise, artistically and knowledgeably.  READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Outstanding in the Field

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This month, Artizen stumbled up a phenomenon that summarizes so much of what the magazine is about. Outstanding in the Field, a “happening” of food, farm and community,  is the expanding brainchild of artist, chef and surfer, Jim Denevan. In 10 years, Outstanding has grown into a world-wide celebration of local artisan food, run by a core team from 6 US cities and occasional folks from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams



Cayenne in chocolate ice cream. Yes, I know that some chocoholics are familiar with a bit of chili mixed in on occasion, but I’m betting this is not on too many “flavor boards” at your local ice cream shops yet. In fact, I’m going to bet that you won’t find many of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream flavors anywhere outside of Jeni’s! READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

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