Where: The Haven
12 Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
When: Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
Details: Farmer and New York Times bestselling author Forrest Pritchard will speak about his book “Growing Tomorrow: A Farm to Table Journey in Photos and Recipes- Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat” at a program sponsored by the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership and Piedmont Environmental Council.
In his new book, Pritchard chronicles the stories of eighteen visionaries—from suburban vegetable farmers and free-range livestock ranchers to urban beekeepers gathering honey on top of Dallas skyscrapers. Some have rejuvenated generations-old farms and some have put down new roots, but all candidly share their setbacks and failures, the daily risks and the unpredictable challenges—and why it’s all worth it.
Each farmer contributed his or her favorite recipes (fifty in the book), offering up the best ways to cook the produce that they work so hard to grow. Over two hundred of Peterson’s breathtaking and engaging photos complete the portraits of these American heroes. Renowned chef and cookbook author Deborah Madison wrote the book’s foreword.
“Growing Tomorrow” is both a farm-inspired cookbook and an enlightening homage to the people who provide America with delicious, fresh food—from a citrus grove in California to a sustainable fishery on Cape Cod. It’s also a call to action: Pritchard and Peterson hope to bolster the movement towards eating locally and sustainably grown foods, visiting farmer’s markets, subscribing to CSA programs, and even growing one’s own vegetables.
Cost: The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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