A story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm
by Forrest Pritchard with a foreword by Joel Salatin
A seventh-generation farmer’s inspiring journey to the heart of the sustainable farming community – set in the Shenandoah Valley, US.
The author, Forrest Pritchard, recounts his endeavours to save his family’s seventh-generation farm in the Shenandoah Valley, US. He turns Smith Meadows into a leading light in the sustainable, grass-fed, organic farm-to-market community.
There is nothing the author & farmer Pritchard won’t try. Whether he’s selling firewood and straw, raising free-range chickens and hogs, or acquiring a flock of Barbados Blackbelly sheep, his learning curve is steep and always entertaining. Pritchard’s world crackles with colorful local characters—farm hands, butchers, market managers, customers, fellow vendors, pet goats, policemen – bringing the story to warm, communal life.
Softcover 320 pages