It’s a Long Road to a Tomato

It’s a Long Road to a Tomato

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A new edition of longtime farmer Keith Stewarta€™s deeply personal and highly acclaimed book on the hows and whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century Americaa€”updated with five new essays, a foreword by Deborah Madison, and gorgeous new woodcuts by Flavia Bacarella Keith Stewart, already in his early forties and discontent with New Yorka€™s corporate grind, moved upstate and started a one-man organic farm in 1986. Today, having surmounted the seemingly endless challenges to succeeding as an organic farmer, Keith employs seven to eight seasonal interns and provides 100 varieties of fresh produce to the shoppers and chefs who flock twice weekly, May to December, to his stand at Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattana€”the only place where his produce is sold. Ita€™s a Long Road to a Tomato opens a window into the world of Keitha€™s Farm, with essays on Keitha€™s development as a farmer, the nuts and bolts of organic farming for an urban market, farm animals domestic and wild, and the political, social, and environmental issues relevant to agriculture todaya€”and their impact on all of us.Inside the Mitsubishi, I turned the ignition switch to ON, shifted into second gear, kept my foot on the clutch, then signaled to Andy. ... As a farmer, Ia#39;m also heavily dependent on tractors, and I could recount several incidents in which I have suffered on their account as well. But Ia#39;d ... In hindsight, it would have been wise to take this into account before going inside to use the bathroom, especially since theanbsp;...

Title:It’s a Long Road to a Tomato
Author: Keith Stewart
Publisher:Workman Publishing - 2010-08-10

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