On the second floor of an old house in Hudson, New York, a small, unassuming editorial team of eight is helping to reshape the way we view food. The magazine's name? Modern Farmer
. Its focus? Reporting aimed at both the urban and rural individual who cares about sustainability and the future of food. A wide audience if ever there was one. Stories range from topics on Japanese craft beer trends to changes in California's chicken laws.
The brand, celebrating its two-year anniversary (today!), is certainly having a moment (after winning a National Magazine Award after just three issues, and getting a story in The New Yorker
last week), but its effortlessly chic editor-in-chief, Ann Marie Gardner, is as humble as ever. They just want to get people excited and curious about where their food comes from — with the occasional cute goat roundup, of course. We drove up to the Hudson Valley to see Modern Farmer
's clean, light-filled office space and hear about what's next for the magazine team. Even the most die-hard city-lover will be unable to resist this country charm.
Photographed by Winnie Au