Where Can I Get a Tattooed Pig? Check Modern Farmer Magazine
Is a tattooed pig art? Where do scarecrows come from? Where can I find recipes for clothing? And what do people in the Pokémon world eat? (Spoiler: sadly, they appear to prey on Pokémon).
You can find answers to all those questions, and more, online at ModernFarmer.com and in the latest issue of Modern Farmer magazine.
In a world where print's death knell has been ringing almost unceasingly, this 2013 print- and online- launch has the media world abuzz. This year Modern Farmer edged out GQ, Road and Track, and Vanity Fair for a National Magazine Award; publisher Ann Marie Gardner displays it in a meeting room in her comfortable offices in upstate, New York, where she comes to work with her three dogs and chats with radio personalities for interviews across the world.
But wait -- Modern Farmer? I mean, how does that play to the non-farmers among us?
It certainly appeals to me, and I barely have a vegetable garden. The e-newsletter with its quirky headlines ("A Game of Farms;" "Find Your Next Pig Thing") is one of the most entertaining things I receive all week. The website offers animal cams--today, in honor of Pig Week, you can tune in to the "Ham Cam," but the goat cam is always a treat.
Modern Farmer aims to make connections between what we eat, how we live, and the planet. They succeed at that, I am sure; but more than that, they amuse and delight with their terrific journalism and whimsical humor.
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