A Big Announcement

October 31, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce that Food52 has acquired Real Time Farms. Real Time Farms is the first crowd-sourced nationwide food guide, founded with the mission of helping people understand more about where their food comes from, no matter where they are. Over the past few years, the Real Time Farms community has gathered information about thousands of farms and farmers markets, as well as tens of thousands of photos.  

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Back in July of 2012, Karl Rosaen, who founded Real Time Farms with his wife, Cara, joined Food52 as our VP Technology -- along with the rest of the core team from Real Time Farms.

For a long time now, we’ve thought of ourselves as internet soulmates, with a shared vision of community building and sustainable eating – which, of course, means inspiring people to cook more. So we thought it was time to make it official!

What does this means for Real Time Farms? The website will continue to organize information about farms, food artisans and farmers markets -- it will simply be maintained by Food52.

We couldn't be happier that Real Time Farms is now a part of Food52, and we look forward to making strides together helping people eat – and live – better.

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Emma Wartzman
    Emma Wartzman
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  • Merrill Stubbs
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  • Karl Rosaen
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  • Panfusine
Food52 (we cook 52 weeks a year, get it?) is a food and home brand, here to help you eat thoughtfully and live joyfully.


Emma W. November 2, 2013
Just seeing this now! Congratulations to all of you--this is is an awesome partnership and speaks to one of the (many) things I love most about Food52
Lori L. October 31, 2013
Awesome! I love Food52. So inspiring!
Merrill S. October 31, 2013
We couldn't be more excited either! Thanks for all your nice comments.
Karl R. October 31, 2013
Thanks everyone, we're as excited as ever about being part of the food52 family!
Panfusine October 31, 2013
Congratulations on the Acquisition! Looking forward to the best of both worlds!
dymnyno October 31, 2013
Looking forward to enjoying the fruits of the collaboration!
ChefJune October 31, 2013
What an auspicious partnership!
AntoniaJames October 31, 2013
Congratulations! How exciting, for both entities. ;o)