The Taste of Country Cooking weaves the biography of a community into a cookbook. More than an autobiography, Ms. Lewis documents her childhood in Freetown, a community of Black farmers in the middle of Virginia.
Will I recommend this book to friends? No. This could’ve been a great book if he’d had more time to bolster his arguments. Instead, it was good mainly based on his ability to string together compelling phrases and ideas.
Is your farmer an orchestra conductor? Joy Combs likens the regeneration of Providence Farm to an orchestral concert, with each of the animals playing the part of a musical artist.
Review of the 2018 book, The Food Explorer, by Daniel Stone
If I had known there was a job called “agriculture explorer” when I was a kid, that’s exactly what I’d have told everyone I was going to be when I grew up. David Fairchild was the first of a select group that had that title with the now defunct Office of Seed and Plant Introduction at the US Department of Agriculture. They introduced over 200,000 species and varieties of plants to the US from 1898 to about 1930.
Yellow Cottage Farms is a new farm south of Livingston, Texas, that is bringing fresh and healthy crops to local and nearby markets.
Review of the 2018 book, Freedom Farmers, by Dr. Monica M. White
“Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement” is the subtitle to the book and if the concept of agriculture as a resistance movement doesn’t pique your interest, you should read it to learn more about the history of the intersection of agriculture and Black freedom in the United States. She gives depth to important historical figures, particularly the work of Fannie Lou Hamer, George Washington Carver, W.E.B. DuBois, and Booker T. Washington as well as to the much-underappreciated Black cooperative movement, which continues today.
Farm & Food Friday
November events in the Piedmont Triad NC and state are highlighted here.
Farm & Food Friday
October events in the Piedmont Triad NC and state are highlighted here.
Farm & Food Friday is back! August events in the Piedmont Triad NC and state are highlighted here.
Cocoa on a Caribbean island is enough to put this on my top ten list of farms; however, what sets Crayfish Bay apart is the passion of the producers, Kim & Lylette Russell. They believe in empowering their cocoa farmers and making the technology for “tree to bar” chocolate accessible to others.