The Face Of Our Farms

::for immediate release::

photos by Molly Peterson

photos by Molly Peterson

Lyons Press and Forrest Pritchard are proud to announce The Face Of Our Farms: 18 Extraordinary Farmers—And 100 Of Their Recipes—That Will Forever Change How You Eat, to be published in June 2015. Pritchard will travel with photographer Molly Peterson (Flavor Magazine, Foodshed), visiting sustainable farms across the country and documenting farmers’ work through story, portrait and recipes. Producers range from sustainable lobstermen in Cape Cod to urban farming in Detroit, to raw milk cheese in Colorado and organic citrus in California. The project will also feature photos of prepared dishes, recipes gleaned from the farmers themselves.

About the author: Forrest Pritchard is a professional farmer, holding degrees in English and Geology from William and Mary. His farm Smith Meadows was one of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, and has sold at leading farmers’ markets in Washington DC for more than fifteen years. His book Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm was named a Top Read by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post and NPR’s The Splendid Table.

Forrest Pritchard

Forrest has been farming professionally since 1996. His new book The Face of Our Farms: 18 Extraordinary Farmers and Their 50 Favorite Recipes will be published Summer 2015 by Lyons Press.

13 responses to “The Face Of Our Farms”

  1. sheila4467

    Now! I want it now! I can’t wait! LOL This sounds fantastic, and I’m looking very forward to it.

  2. Jeff Vincent

    Fabulous concept, Forrest! Should help create a sense of community among sustainable farmers and show the “human interest” side of their endeavors. The recipes are bound to be delicious. We’re looking forward to seeing copies at the Arlington Farmers Market!

    Jeff & Susan Vincent

  3. Jenelle Eli

    Awesome! Looking forward to it!

  4. Hilary Silvert Newell

    What a great idea. Congratulations on a swell project; I look forward to reading the result.
    Meanwhile how about a shorter piece on the raw dairy underground?

  5. Sandra K

    Looking forward to it!! Is Wisconsin represented? Just asking!

    1. Sandra K

      waiting is so hard!!!

  6. sheila4467

    Ever since I read about this I have been wondering. How in the world, are you going to take care of your own farm, all that travel, and a book, at the same time? Not to mention about 1,000 other things I can think of. If you pull this one off, it will be outstanding to say the least.
    I can’t wait to see the recipes you share with us, and of course, some wonderful photos, just make sure some of our gorgeous countryside is in there too. ok?
    I’ll be praying for all of you. Be Safe

  7. Elaine Squeri, Arlington

    THE FACE OF OUR FARMS: What a constructive addendum to your career and to our libraries, for our curiosity as well as well-being. Have a great time creating it. There is also a beautiful photo/info book published last year FARMS OF CAPE COD by Stephanie Foster that you may enjoy when on Cape.

  8. Claudia Konkus

    I’m so happy to hear that you are writing another book. I have just finished the first one and I loved it! We are in the process of finding a small farm to call our own and I will keep your experience close to my heart. No hay making for us, lol. Can’t wait to read the next one.

  9. Dee

    I just finished Gaining Ground. This is a terrific book, full of humour, a real testament to free range farming and organic foods. We all benefit from the writing and the farming methods of Forrest Pritchard.

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