When Forrest Pritchard went looking for the unsung heroes of local, sustainable food, he found them at 18 exceptional farms all over the country.
In Detroit, Aba Ifeoma of D-Town Farm dreams of replenishing the local "food desert" with organic produce. On Cape Cod, Nick Muto stays afloat and eco-friendly by fishing with the seasons. And in Washington State, fourth-generation farmer Robert Hayton confides, "This farm has been rescued by big harvests...For every one great season, though, you've got ten years of tough."
With more than 50 mouthwatering recipes and over 250 photographs, this unique cookbook captures the struggles and triumphs of the visionary farmers who are Growing Tomorrow.
Copyright 2015, hardcover, 320 pages
About the Author:
Forrest Pritchard is a seventh-generation farmer. His farm, Smith Meadows, has sold at Washington, D.C.-area farmers' markets for more than 15 years. His New York Times bestselling first book, Gaining Ground, was picked as a top read by the Washington post, Publishers Weekly, and NPR's The Splendid Table.
Praise for Growing Tomorrow:
"One of the most joyous and thought-provoking things a culinarian can do is go out into the field and meet the farmers providing our resources. It's inspirational to see that, as a farmer, Forrest Pritchard draws the same energy from telling the tales of his colleagues at work." -Mario Batali, chef and cohost of The Chew, and Jim Webster, of the Washington Post, coauthors of American Farm to Table
"A beautiful, bountiful tribute to the local heroes who are sustaining America's proud farming heritage." -Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys"
"Gorgeous, delectable, and fascinating, Growing Tomorrow provides food for the body, mind, and soul. Engaging to read, easy to cook from, delicious to eat, this is more than a cookbook; it is a meditation on the things that give us life." -Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light