Category: Books

Book Review: Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving The Family Farm

Book Review: Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving The Family Farm

Just the other week I went out for a coffee with my mother and baby at our local mom and pop shop. On the counter they had several stacks of farming/foody books written by local authors. Gaining Ground caught my eye so I bought a copy and took it home I loved this book. The author, Forrest Pritchard got a degree in English, so his writing style is much more elegant than you first expect from a farmer, but once you get used to it, his storytelling is enthralling. Sign up for our newsletter

Homesteading Book Recommendation: The Foxfire Series

Homesteading Book Recommendation: The Foxfire Series

One of the best, most comprehensive collections on rural, old fashioned homesteading is The Foxfire Series. They take place in the late 1960’s, in rural Appalachia. Eliot Wigginton, a fresh graduate from Cornell, moved to Rabun Gap, Georgia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountains. At the local high-school, he was in charge of teaching high school English to very uninterested students. After a few weeks of struggling, Eliot gave up. He asked the students what they wanted to do. In the guise of writing a magazine, he asked the students what they wanted to write about. They wanted to write […]