For those who missed the FRONT PAGE of the Times-Picayune Living section this past Thursday, Nick Usner of GROW farm was featured in an article by Food Editor Judy Walker, entitled "A new generation of growers combines old-school techniques with new sensibilities to produce organic local fare." Walker calls Nick "the 21st-century face of farming."
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