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Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live off the Land

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A bona-fide city dweller, Kurt Timmermeister never intended to run his own dairy farm. When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, he was looking for an affordable home a ferry ride away from the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he continued to serve his customers frozen chicken breasts and packaged pork, he became aware of the connection between what he ate and where it came from: a hive of bees provided honey; a young cow could give fresh milk; an apple orchard allowed him to make vinegar. Told in Timmermeister's plainspoken voice, Growing a Farmer details with honesty the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he had to face in his quest to establish a profitable farm for himself. Personal yet practical, Growing a Farmer includes the specifics of making cheese, raising cows, and slaughtering pigs, and it will recast entirely the way we think about our relationship to the food we consume.

Synopsis:

An intimate look at the life and livelihood of a modern-day farmer, as told by a former urbanite.

Synopsis:

A former Seattle urbanite and restaurateur describes the realities of establishing a profitable farm on Vashon Island, promotes awareness between what we eat and where it came from and discusses the specifics of making cheese, raising cows and slaughtering pigs.

About the Author

Kurt Timmermeistergrew up in Seattle and was a successful restaurateur before moving to Vashon Island. There he transformed a rough patch of earth into Kurtwood Farms, presently a vibrant farm where he raises Jersey cows, produces farmstead cheese, and hosts weekly farm dinners composed entirely of ingredients from his tidy Vashon farm.

Table of Contents

Before the farm — Growing the farm — Bees — Fruit, apples, vinegar — Sheep, goats, pastures and grazing — Cows — Dairying — Raw milk — Vegetables — Fowl — Pigs — The slaughter — Butchering — The present-day farm — The table.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393080667
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Author:
Timmermeister, Kurt
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Farm life -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Country life -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Agriculture-Profiles and Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Sustainable Living
Subject:
Home Construction-Sustainable Living
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-CULTURE
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Cooking : Essays
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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