Naomi Starkman | Civil Eats


Naomi Starkman is the founder and editor-in-chief of Civil Eats. She was a 2016 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. Naomi has worked as a media consultant at Newsweek, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, WIRED, and Consumer Reports magazines. 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. 

Soil Health Is Human Health

David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, authors of

‘Slow Cooked’: How Food Policy Expert Marion Nestle Persisted

A collage of Marion Nestle present-day and the cover of her new memoir, slow cooked

How to Garden Through Climate Change

Sally Morgan with her book, "The Healthy Vegetable Garden."

Civil Eats TV: Let Them Bee

Caroline Yelle holds a frame from her beehives while searching for a healthy queen bee.

On the Rural Immigrant Experience: ‘We Come With a Culture, Our Own History, and We’re Here to Help’

Gladys Godinez headshot -

‘Food Companies Didn’t Get the Memo’—Steven Greenhouse on the Unionization Wave

GLENDALE, CO - JANUARY 12: King Soopers grocery store workers wave signs as they strike at more than 70 stores across the Denver metro area on January 12, 2022 in Glendale, Colorado. About 7000 workers at the Kroger-owned grocery chain are set to strike for three weeks on claims of unfair labor practices. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

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