9780762787258

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

Pritchard, Forrest

ISBN 10: 0762787252 / 0-7627-8725-2
ISBN 13: 9780762787258
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Softcover
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One fateful day in 1996, after discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard vows to save his family's farm. What ensues--through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters--is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and rejects organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local farmers' markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this inspiring memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.

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One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard’s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare; but just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father’s health takes a turn for the worse.With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.

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Book Description: Globe Pequot Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 137 mm. Brand New Book. One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family s farm. What ensues--through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters--is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his son s career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare. But just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father s health takes a turn for the worse. With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780762787258

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 137mm x 30mm x 203mm. Paperback. One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family's farm.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 320 pages. 0.431. Bookseller Inventory # 9780762787258

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Book Description: Globe Pequot Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 203 x 137 mm. Brand New Book. With humor and pathos, Forrest Pritchard recounts his ambitious and often hilarious endeavors to save his family s seventh-generation farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Through many a trial and error, he not only saves Smith Meadows from insolvency but turns. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780762787258

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. From 1996, when five enormous loads of grain reaped the slim profit of 18. 16, to now, fifteen years later, selling crops at leading farmers markets in DC and hosting an annual tour attended by thousands, Forrest Pritchards 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 fathers death, Pritchard is faced with the decision of whether to continue serving his communitys needs, or to succumb to the exploding external demand for his wares. The reader experiences this dilemma with Pritchard through his vibrant narrative. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780762787258

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