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Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas : Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers Across the State - Pamela Walker

Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas

Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers Across the State

By: Pamela Walker, Linda Walsh (Photographer), C. Allan Jones (Foreword by)

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As more and more people seek locally grown food, independent, family owned and operated agriculture has expanded, creating local networks for selling and buying produce, meat, and dairy products and reviving local agricultural economies throughout the United States.

InGrowing Good Things to Eat in Texas, author Pamela Walker and photographer Linda Walsh portray eleven farming and ranching families who are part of this food revival in Texas. With biographical essays and photographs, Walker and Walsh illuminate the work these food producers do, why they do it, and the difference it makes in their lives and in their communities.

Fruit and vegetables -- South Tex organics: Dennis Holbrook's journey from pharmaceutical to organic farming -- Boggy Creek Farm: the art of urban farming -- Tecolote Farm: where the South meets the West -- Animal farm: how Gita Vanwoerden accidentally became a vegetable farmer -- Home sweet farm: making American dreams come true -- Shrimp and meat -- Permian Sea Organics: aquaculture in the desert -- Rehoboth Ranch and Windy Meadows Farm: for the love of god and family -- Ross Farm: learning to listen to the whispers of nature -- Dairy and cheese -- Pure Luck Farm and Dairy: from the first generation to the second -- Full Quiver Farm and Dairy: how the Sams family saved its farm and sustained a way of life.

ISBN: 9781603443418
ISBN-10: 160344341X
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 31st August 2009
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Edition Number: 1