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Fields That Dream explores the lives of refugees, immigrants, former chefs, insurance brokers, and union organizers who are now small-scale sustainable farmers. Each chapter of the book combines the story of a farmer who sells at a successful farmers market with a social/cultural history of agriculture in the United States. Although based in Seattle, the farmer's stories resonate on a national level as they speak about expansion and conventional agriculture. Ultimately, Fields That Dream is a celebration of community and shows how small-scale farmers work to bridge the ever-widening gap between rural and urban areas.

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"Jenny Kurzweil has opened a window on where our food comes from, on how much our food system has changed over the years, and — most important — on who grows our food and why." Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of Food Politics

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"I enjoyed reading Fields That Dream. Some of us think that food comes from the grocery store, or from the person who hands it to us at a restaurant. But as author Jenny Kurzweil makes clear, there are thousands of human stories written into each bite we eat. The more I read her engaging book, the more reality and depth I experienced in my relationship to food." John Robbins, author of Diet For A New America, The Food Revolution, and the upcoming Healthy At 100

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The first book devoted to exploring the lives and experiences of the small-scale sustainable farmer.

Synopsis:

Fields That Dream explores the lives of refugees, immigrants, former chefs, insurance brokers, and union organizers who are all now small-scale sustainable farmers. The first book that is completely devoted to exploring the lives and experiences of small-scale sustainable farmers, Fields That Dream informs readers about the current state of American agriculture while helping them cultivate a deep appreciation for the work and lives of the farmesr who are a growing minority in the American economy.

About the Author

Jenny Kurzweil is a writer and editor for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), a non-profit organization that promotes graduate education in the sciences for minority students. Before becoming a writer, Jenny spent ten years as a cook.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555915063
Author:
Kurzweil, Jenny
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Farm life -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Agriculture -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 9 oz

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Product details 216 pages Fulcrum Publishing - English 9781555915063 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Jenny Kurzweil has opened a window on where our food comes from, on how much our food system has changed over the years, and — most important — on who grows our food and why." Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of Food Politics
"Review" by , "I enjoyed reading Fields That Dream. Some of us think that food comes from the grocery store, or from the person who hands it to us at a restaurant. But as author Jenny Kurzweil makes clear, there are thousands of human stories written into each bite we eat. The more I read her engaging book, the more reality and depth I experienced in my relationship to food."
"Synopsis" by ,
The first book devoted to exploring the lives and experiences of the small-scale sustainable farmer.
"Synopsis" by , Fields That Dream explores the lives of refugees, immigrants, former chefs, insurance brokers, and union organizers who are all now small-scale sustainable farmers. The first book that is completely devoted to exploring the lives and experiences of small-scale sustainable farmers, Fields That Dream informs readers about the current state of American agriculture while helping them cultivate a deep appreciation for the work and lives of the farmesr who are a growing minority in the American economy.
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