Adrian White

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Adrian WhitE

Writer Emeritus

Adrian White is an organic farmer, gardener, and certified herbalist based in the Iowa City area of Iowa.

When it comes to writing about food, she loves indulging in the growing and agricultural aspect of it – as well as its potential for health and healing. Food, agriculture, and herbalism form her trifecta of passions.

Adrian has written many food, herbalism, and health-oriented articles that have been published around the web. She has also ghostwritten nearly a dozen published Amazon Kindle e-books on these subjects, many of which are bestsellers.

Adrian’s interest in food began in 2008, with the culture surrounding its production, sustainability, and environmental impact igniting her passions most of all. This sparked her to set up an immersive college internship in Ecuador to learn organic food production – which later led her through many U.S. regions: southern Oregon, Appalachia, the Southwest, and the Midwest.

Adrian has learned CSA management and microgreen production as a participant in projects near Houston, Texas; infrastructure and start-up practices in northern California; animal husbandry and mushroom cultivation in North Carolina; as well as the basic tenets of organic vegetable production in these places and more, including Oregon and Minnesota throughout 2008-2011.

Her educational path finally led her to eastern Iowa in 2012, where she became Field and Pack-Shed Manager, CSA Administrator, and Web Master at Echollective Farm & CSA – an organic farming business she still remains connected to and involved in today.

Adrian strongly insists that growing food is more her niche than cooking it (though she does try)! She adheres to a low- to no-gluten diet, but absolutely cannot resist breakfast foods and crab meat rangoons.

Otherwise, Adrian loves to tinker with fermented beverages more than anything else, like kombucha and shrubs, as well as healing herbal preparations.

Her main food, farming, and herbalism endeavors have sprouted into her own project, Deer Nation Herbs, a developing LLC that grows and produces healthy, organic veggies and greens along with herbal simple syrups, bitters, and shrubs.

She is a cooperative grower with the Greenshare LLC of the Iowa City area, making her produce and products available to local restaurants.

Body of Work:

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Chocolate Chip Einkorn Belgian Waffles

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Potthucke: A Savory German Potato Cake

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7 of the Best Roasting Pans: What to Look For and How to Choose

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How to Use Pie Weights for the Perfect Crust

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