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Letter From The Farm | Welcome to Mother Earth

Welcome to Mother Earth – M贸冒ir J枚r冒 – an organic farm in Vallanes, East Iceland, where people have lived and farmed since the 12th century. Here, Eygl贸 Bj枚rk 脫lafsd贸ttir and Eymundur Magn煤sson grow grain and vegetables, and cultivate local food culture in their on-farm shop and caf茅.

The couple are in many ways ahead of their time. In the seventies they helped bring back barley at 66掳N. In the eighties they got started on planting one million trees on the farm. In the nineties, their farm was one of Iceland鈥檚 first to be certified organic. Now, with the season of the midnight sun almost upon us, Eygl贸 shares her first letter from the farm.聽 […]

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