Gaining Ground

A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

By Forrest Pritchard; Joel Salatin (Foreword by)
(Lyons Press, Paperback, 9780762787258, 320pp.)

Publication Date: May 2013

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With humor and pathos, Forrest Pritchard recounts his ambitious and often hilarious endeavors to save his family's seventh-generation farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Through many a trial and error, he not only saves Smith Meadows from insolvency but turns.



About the Author
Forrest Pritchard is a full-time organic farmer who holds degrees from the College of William and Mary. His farm Smith Meadows was one of the first "grass-finished," free-range endeavors in the country, and has sold at leading farmers' markets in Washington, D.C. for more than fifteen years. Pritchard is the author of the book "Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm", picked as a top read by "The Washington Post", "Publishers Weekly", and NPR's "The Splendid Table". The primary blogger for the Facebook page "I Support Farmers' Markets," the largest online farmers' market fan page, he is also a popular public speaker, having given keynote addresses at RAND, Texas Organic Farmers Association, and Weston A. Price International, among others. Pritchard lives with his family on Smith Meadows in Berryville, Virginia.

Adam Danforth trained at the professional meat processing program at SUNY Cobleskill, one of the only such programs in the United States, before going to work at Marlow and Daughters in New York City. He's also worked as a butcher at Blue Hill and teaches home butchering workshops at the Stone Barns Center for Agriculture. Adam also works with individual farmers who are slaughtering animals for themselves, and because of that, he has a keen awareness of the needs of farmers, especially those who may be killing an animal for the first time. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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