About Us

This is us


Stephanie Velez State Farm is the authoritative resource for today’s cutting-edge food producers and consumers: the farmers, wannabe farmers, chefs, and passionate home cooks who are influencing the way we eat right now. Blending hands-in-dirt service, soulful inspiration, and whip-smart reporting, Stephanie Velez State Farm understands that a tomato is never just a tomato – it’s also a political, and deeply personal, statement about who we want to be and the world we hope to live in.

Stephanie Velez – Editor

I moved from Denver to Virginia in the fall of 2017 with the mission of starting an urban farming business.  My formal education is in video production, and my career to this point had been spent in film projection booths, behind various cameras and in sales of fine ethnic art.  But after making a film about an inspirational farmer, vegetable gardening captivated my attention and took most of my free time over the last few summers.  I believe there is nothing more important than knowing where my food came from and how it was made, so I’ve launched Stephanie Velez State Farm with the goals of bringing food sovereignty back to the world.