"Charming . . . . [Kurt Timmermeister] narrates his personal journey with an open, straightforward spirit." ―Wall Street JournalWhen he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he slowly settled into his new property, he became awakened to the connection between what he ate and where it ...
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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (January 30, 2012)
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I don't know if everyone goes through phases, but right now I'm going through the phase of wishing I could be a farmer. Realistically I'm going to be very satisfied with planting and growing 15 blueberry plants, a couple of apple trees, and two small...
a hive of bees provided honey, a young cow could give fresh milk, an apple orchard allowed him to make vinegar. With refreshing honesty, Timmermeister details the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he faced as he established a profitable farm for himself. Personal yet practical, Growing a Farmer will entirely recast the way we think about our relationship to the food we consume.