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Gaining Ground A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

ISBN-10: 0762787252

ISBN-13: 9780762787258

Edition: N/A

Authors: Forrest Pritchard, Joel Salatin

List price: $23.95
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From 1996, when five enormous loads of grain reaped the slim profit of $18.16, to now, fifteen years later, selling crops at leading farmer’s markets in DC and hosting an annual tour attended by thousands, Forrest Pritchard’s journey to the top of the sustainable farming community has been extremely fulfilling. The seventh-generation farm has taken on ambitious – and often hilarious – endeavors in an effort to save the farm in the Shenandoah Valley. While selling firewood and straw, raising free-range chickens and hogs, or acquiring a flock of Barbados Blackbelly sheep, Pritchard runs into a colorful cast of local characters that brings the story to warm, communal life.Soon after his father’s death, Pritchard is faced with the decision of whether to continue serving his community’s needs, or to succumb to the exploding external demand for his wares. The reader experiences this dilemma with Pritchard through his vibrant narrative.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Joel Salatin is a farmer at the forefront of the trend toward local food and grass-fed meat. His Polyface Farm has been featured in Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic, Gourmet, and countless other radio, television, and print outlets. When he was profiled on the "Lives of the 21st Century" series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. Polyface Farm achieved iconic status when it was featured in theNew York Times bestseller The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan and the award-winning film documentary, Food, Inc. Salatin is also the author of eight books, including Everything I Want to Do is Illegal, Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, and Folks, This Ain't Normal.