Thursday, October 6, 2016

Food Blogging for Native Son Farm

Native Son Farm Food Blog
April 2016-present

Since April of 2016, I have written, photographed, and produced a food blog for Native Son Farm, a certified naturally grown vegetable farm in Tupelo, Mississippi. This is a project near and dear to my heart because I love food—and photographing food—and am passionate about supporting sustainable local agriculture. Native Son Farm is real asset to north Mississippi, where fresh, locally grown, pesticide-free produce options are scarce. But I am also particularly proud of this project because it was an idea I pitched and built from the ground up, and it has really taken off.

In the blog's three farm seasons, I have shepherded it through a redesign and help grow readership into the thousands. It serves as a clearinghouse for information about the farm's community-supported agriculture (CSA) program as well as a way for CSA members to share their favorite tips and recipes. I have also solicited, edited, and produced several guests posts from area members, chefs, and restauranteurs. My fourth season as editor of this blog begins tomorrow, and I am really excited about where this blog is going, as well as some bigger longer-term projects I have planned with Native Son Farm.  Here is a sample of recent posts: