& Release Parties with author Daniel Tucker. For more readings across the country, click here
Farm Together Now: A portrait of people, places and ideas for a new food movement
By Amy Franceschini & Daniel Tucker, with a foreword by Mark Bittman
Photography by Anne Hamersky & Illustrations by Corinne Matesich
Published by Chronicle Books (December, 2010).
*Farm Together Now features interviews with two Hudson Valley area food activists: Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries and Don Lewis of Wildhive Farm and Bakery
@ Merritt Bookstore (57 Front Street Millbrook, NY 12545)
Saturday Jan 8th, 1pm
@ Stone Barns Center’s Winter Market in the Hay Barn (Pocantico Hills, NY)
Sunday 1/9/11 2pm
From the authors: We want to change the way the food system works! Farm Together Now meets with people across the country who are challenging the conventions of industrialized farming and exclusive green economies.
This part-travelogue, part-oral history, part-creative exploration of food politics will introduce readers to twenty groups working in agriculture and sustainable food production in the U.S. Throughout 2009 the authors visited twenty farms from coast to coast, talking to farmers about their engagement in sustainable food production, public policy and community organizing efforts. Interviews and photo essays with each farm/garden/project illustrate the inspiring histories, unique characters and everyday struggles of life on these farms. It is through sharing diverse voices from the contemporary farm that this book will inspire and cultivate a new wave of agrarians. Half of the author’s profits will be put into a fund to encourage like-minded documentary projects.
Michael Pollan on www.grist.org: “My favorite book of the season is Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement, by Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker. It consists of interviews with a wide range of farmers (and activists) who you haven’t heard of. Inspiring without being romantic in the least, it advances the whole conversation about sustainable agriculture and access.”