Gaining Ground : A Story Of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm

Gaining Ground : A Story Of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm

Book Title: Gaining Ground : A Story Of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, And Saving The Family Farm

Author: Forrest Pritchard

Format: Paperback | 336 pages

Publication Date: 21 May 2013

ISBN-13: 9780762787258

One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family's farm. What ensues-through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters-is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard's biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare; but just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father's health takes a turn for the worse.With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.