Naomi Starkman is a Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of Civil Eats. She was a 2015-16 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford and a founding board member of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Naomi served as the Director of Communications & Policy at Slow Food Nation and has worked as a media consultant at Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, and WIRED magazines. She was previously the Director of Communications for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). After graduating from law school, she served as the Deputy Executive Director of the City of San Francisco’s Ethics Commission. Naomi is an avid organic gardener, having worked on several farms. 

The Godfather of California Organics is Optimistic About the Future of Food

Warren Weber, profiled in The Lexicon of Food.

Bay Area Chefs, Farmers Come Together to Celebrate Civil Eats

celebrate civil eats

Digested: Buying the Farm

shaking hands farm

Digested: Can Small Food Brands Scale Up Without Selling Out?

artisan cheese

Digested: Farm Together Now

Digested: Can Tech Money Help Real Food Scale Up?

farm technology

Digested: Food Will Not Save Media, but the Right Media Might Help to Save Food


Civil Eats Welcomes Christina Cooke as its New Associate Editor

Christina Cooke

Stephen Satterfield Named Culinary Trust/Civil Eats Food Writing Fellow

Stephen Satterfield

Editor’s Note: Civil Eats Goes Back to School

Matthew Rothe, Co-Founder of the FEED Collaborative