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The growing season : how I built a new life--and saved an American farm / Sarah Frey.

Frey, Sarah, (author.).
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  • 9 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 338.7 FRE (Text) 33118000195242 Adult: New Book Checked out 09/24/2020
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL B FRE (Text) 38217000730735 Biographies Checked out 10/06/2020
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL 338.7 FRE (Text) 36241000467256 Non-fiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch B.c Frey, Sarah (Text) 78294000278011 New Adult Biography Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland B F847s (Text) 76383000478393 Adult New Shelf, B Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 338.763 FREY (Text) 34330513487430 Adult - New Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Linton PL - Linton B FRE (Text) 30149000902386 Biography Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library B FRE (Text) 78551000548028 Biography Reshelving -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC (Text) NCSTL9780593129395 On Order On order -
Princeton PL - Princeton 338.763 Fre (Text) 30890000748812 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780593129395
  • ISBN: 0593129393
  • Physical Description: xv, 251 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]

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"One woman's tenacious journey to escape poverty and create a billion-dollar farming business--without ever leaving the land she loved. The youngest of her parents' combined twenty-one children, Sarah Frey grew up on a struggling farm in Southern Illinois, often having to grow, catch, or hunt her own dinner. She spent much of her early childhood dreaming of running away to Hollywood, Chicago--or really anywhere with central heating. At fifteen, she moved out of her family home and started her own fresh produce delivery business with nothing more than an old pickup truck. Two years later, when the family farm faced inevitable foreclosure, Sarah gave up on her dreams of escape, and, at seventeen, took over the farm and started her own produce company there. Refusing to play by traditional rules, Sarah talked her way into suit-filled boardrooms, made deals with the nation's largest retailers, and became so legendary that the Harvard Business School published a case study on her negotiation skills. Today, Sarah's family-operated company, Frey Farms, has sold more than a billion dollars' worth of fresh produce, beverages, and consumer packaged goods, and has become one of America's largest fresh produce suppliers, with farmland spread across seven states. Thanks to the millions of melons and pumpkins she sells annually, Sarah has been dubbed "America's Pumpkin Queen" by the national press. The Growing Season tells the inspiring story of how a scrappy rural childhood gave Sarah the grit and resiliency to take risks that paid off in unexpected ways. Rather than leaving her community, Sarah found adventure and opportunity in one of the most forgotten parts of our country. With fearlessness and creativity, she literally dug her destiny out of the dirt"-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Frey, Sarah.
Frey Farms.
Women farmers > United States > Biography.
Women chief executive officers > United States > Biography.
Produce trade > United States.
Agricultural industries > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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