Meet the local farmers who feed America—in stories, photos, and 50 recipes!
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.
About the Author
Forrest Pritchard is the New York Times–bestselling author of Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, as well as Growing Tomorrow, Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat, a 2015 finalist for independent-press cookbook of the year. A graduate of the College of William & Mary with degrees in English and Geology, Pritchard is also a full-time organic livestock farmer and seventh-generation producer, serving weekly markets in the Washington DC metro area. He is a popular public speaker, regularly delivering keynotes for colleges and universities, policy groups and consumer audiences, and maintains an active national lecture schedule. His books have been named top reads by NPR, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and many more.
“An honest book about simple food, grown well and prepared without pretense. Mr. Pritchard is a warm-hearted guide through the varied landscapes.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Pritchard inspires his audience to support local farmers and to consume and/or grow provisions using sustainable practices. This book will appeal to foodies, environmentalists, and gardeners in general.”—Library Journal, starred review
“Highly recommended.”—Washington Post
“This book is fabulous and worth a read if you love small-scale, sustainable farming.”—Edible New Orleans
“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 co-host of The Chew, and Jim Webster, of The Washington Post, co-authors of America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers
“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 New York Times bestseller The Art Of Racing In The Rain
“It’s so important—and so interesting!—to meet the people who grow the very best food in our country. —Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers Markets and Vegetable Literacy
“A beautiful, bountiful tribute to the local heroes who are sustaining America’s proud farming heritage and putting fresh, organic food on our tables. Between the captivating farm profiles and the fresh-from-the-field recipes, Growing Tomorrow is sure to inspire future generations of farmers and home cooks everywhere.” —Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell from “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and Beekman1802.com
“Any aspiring farmer or consumer of freshly farmed products will get great pleasure from reading this book and admiring its photos.” —Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of What to Eat