Synopses & Reviews
When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he slowly settled into his new property, he became awakened to 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. With refreshing honesty, Timmermeister details the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he faced as he established a profitable farm for himself. Personal yet practical, Growing a Farmer will entirely recast the way we think about our relationship to the food we consume.
"Charming....[Kurt Timmermeister] narrates his personal journey with an open, straightforward spirit." Wall Street Journal
"Half memoir, half farm guide, Kurt Timmermeister's book is perfect for anyone with agrarian fantasies." Food & Wine
"What sets this book apart is its practical, calm, confidence-inspiring tone. The message is: Farming may not be easy, but just do it." Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Kurt Timmermeister grew 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.