Gaining ground [electronic resource] : A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm. Forrest Pritchard.
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- ISBN: 9780762794386 (electronic bk)
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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 son's 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.
Electronic reproduction. Lanham : Lyons Press, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 42616 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3842 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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