Mansfield native Ann Marie Gardner has started a media company that includes a quarterly magazine and website devoted to "contemporary agriculture, its practitioners, and the obsessive foodie culture surrounding them," according to the Boston Globe.
The Magazine, called Modern Farmer debuted its 136-page inaugural issue in April and the second issue is now on news stands. It features stories like a piece on humane slaughter and the "interest survivalists are taking in seed banks."
Gardner, a 48-year-old former journalist who now live in North Germantown, N.Y., is the CEO of the new company. "We're not a food magazine, we're not traditional in any way," she said, adding that "modern farmers can't just grow food, they have to market and sell what they grow. To do this they have to be connected to a community, understand social media."