A New Food Culture Brings a Young Generation of Farmers

A New Food Culture Brings a Young Generation of Farmers

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Cambria Bold
Mar 8, 2011
"Mr. Jones, 30, and his wife, Alicia, 27, are among an emerging group of people in their 20s and 30s who have chosen farming as a career. Many shun industrial, mechanized farming and list punk rock, Karl Marx and the food journalist Michael Pollan as their influences. The Joneses say they and their peers are succeeding because of Oregon's farmer-foodie culture, which demands grass-fed and pasture-raised meats... The problem, the young farmers say, is access to land and money to buy equipment. Many new to farming also struggle with the basics..."

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