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The Interview — Sarah Gray Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Modern Farmer

Editor-in-Chief, Modern Farmer

Sarah Gray Miller is the editor-in-chief of Modern Farmer. Modern Farmer 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, Modern Farmer 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. Prior to this role, she has served as the editor-in-chief of Country Living, Budget Living, O at Home, and Organic Style. Sarah Gray currently lives in Athens, New York with her rescue dog, Mr. Chips. Check out Modern Farmer on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr for more information!

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September 15, 2015

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Your longest lasting friendship?

Sarah

I’ve known my best friend, Jane Chase Wells, since I was two years old. 

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Favorite Instagram account to follow:

Sarah

My dog’s of course: @hellomrchips 

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What do you love most about your work?

Sarah

In the broad sense of my whole career, I get paid to be a nosy parker – scouting other people's homes, gardens, and farms asking all sorts of prying questions. At Modern Farmer specifically I work with the smartest, most creative, and most collaborative group of women who passionately believe the magazine can make a difference. 

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One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Sarah

Avoid the long-haired actor you meet at a bar in 1992. Ditto to the unemployed art photographer who shows up at your place ten years later. 

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Your dream dinner party guest:

Sarah

Dolly Parton. 

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Your motto in life:

Sarah

Life’s too short. In other words, just go ahead and eat the carbs, drink the whiskey, and kiss the boy. Don’t let self-consciousness keep you from the dance floor or the karaoke mix.  

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A secret talent we should know about:

Sarah

I can sing the names of every U.S. president, in chronological order, to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson...

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Which of the seven deadly sins are you guilty of:

Sarah

Gluttony. 

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Your last takeout order:

Sarah

A cheeseburger, fries, and carrot cake from Crossroads Brewery in Athens, New York. 

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Where does your credit card get the most use?

Sarah

Right now, I’m obsessed with Tradesy.com