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Author Pritchard, Forrest.

Title Gaining ground : a story of farmers' markets, local food, and saving the family farm / Forrest Pritchard.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY PRITCHARD    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  BIOG. PRITCHARD, F.    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. PRITCHARD, F.    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO PRITCHARD    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B PRITCHARD    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  630.92 PRITCHARD    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  630.977 PRI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 PRITCHARD, FOR    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  630.92 PRITCHARD    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary Upon discovering that months of backbreaking work and five freight cars' worth of glittering corn have reaped his family's farm a profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard, fresh out of college, resolves to take matters into his own hands. What ensues--through a series of 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 rejects 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. - p. 2 of cover.
Subject Pritchard, Forrest.
Farmers -- Virginia -- Biography.
Family farms -- Virginia.
Farmers' markets.
Local foods.
Sustainable agriculture.
ISBN 0762787252
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