Press for Growing Tomorrow

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Praise for Growing Tomorrow

“An honest book about simple food, grown well and prepared without pretense. Mr. Pritchard is a warm-hearted guide through the varied landscapes.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Highly recommended.”—Washington Post

“Pritchard inspires his audience to support local farmers and to consume and/or grow provisions using sustainable practices. This book will appeal to foodies, environmentalists, and gardeners in general.”—Library Journal, starred review

“It’s so important—and so interesting—to meet the people who grow the very best food in our country. Even if you’re a faithful farmers’ market shopper it’s not easy to grasp what it takes to produce good food—the hassles, the decisions that have to be made, the dependence on that changeable rascal known as weather, the farming life and what it requires, and the accumulated wisdom of generations. Growing Tomorrow is a worthwhile book in every way including its farm source guide, which you’ll definitely want after reading to make your own farm visits.”
—from the foreword by Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers Markets and Vegetable Literacy

“One of the most joyous and thought provoking things a culinarian can do is go out into the field and meet the farmers providing our resources. It’s inspirational to see that as a farmer, Forrest Pritchard draws the same energy from telling the tales of his colleagues at work.”
Mario Batali, chef and cohost of The Chew, and Jim Webster, of the Washington Post, coauthors America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers

“A beautiful, bountiful tribute to the local heroes who are sustaining America’s proud farming heritage and putting fresh, organic food on our tables. Between the captivating farm profiles and the fresh-from-the-field recipes, Growing Tomorrow is sure to inspire future generations of farmers and home cooks everywhere.”
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell from “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and Beekman1802.com

“Forrest Pritchard is a farmer and talented writer giving voice to an important segment of our food world. With Growing Tomorrow, Pritchard trains his storytelling talents on his fellow farmers for what amounts to a portrait of America in all its extraordinary bounty. We’re lucky to have this farmer-writer in our midst.”
Michael Ruhlman, author of The Soul of a Chef: The Pursuit of Perfection

“Gorgeous, delectable, and fascinating, Growing Tomorrow provides food for the body, mind, and soul. Engaging to read, easy to cook from, delicious to eat, this is more than a cookbook; it is a meditation on the things that give us life.”
Garth Stein, New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

“The next best thing to visiting each of the intriguing farms. Did I hear someone say ‘road trip’?”
Marian Burros, former reporter for The New York Times and cookbook author

“Like a flitting honey bee, master farmer/storyteller Forrest Pritchard dips our imagination into the sweet nectar of integrity farmers, pollinating our minds with petals of wisdom and practical application.”
Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farm (featured in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the documentary Food, Inc.), and author of You Can Farm

“Who says that nobody is going into farming these days or that you can’t make a living growing foods organically and sustainably? Certainly not the 18 pioneers described in this lovely, inspiring book. Forrest Pritchard chose farmers of diverse crops—mushrooms, honey, lobsters, avocados, grain, beef, and more—and tells the personal stories of how they created lives of deep productivity and satisfaction. Any aspiring farmer or consumer of freshly farmed products will get great pleasure from reading this book and admiring its photos.”
Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of What to Eat

“The faces of the sustainable farming movement in the US are as diverse as the crops they’re growing. Forrest Pritchard has done an incredible job of telling the stories of the people who are changing the food system, one farm at a time, across the country. And with recipes from each of the farms he visits, Pritchard reminds readers how delicious food grown by people who care about the Earth can be. Pritchard is following in the steps of Wendell Berry, intertwining farming and philosophy to provide a roadmap for where the food movement is headed.”
Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank

“From goat cheese to wild rice, Growing Tomorrow will show you how today’s farmers are producing healthy, delicious food using old-fashioned methods and modern technologies—truly the food we will be eating tomorrow. We get all this in Forrest Pritchard’s wonderful writing style and Molly Peterson’s beautiful photographs. And the recipes are yummy!”
Sally Fallon Morell, President of The Weston A. Price Foundation and author of Nourishing Traditions

“As someone who has also traveled around the country to visit innovative and sustainable farmers and hear their stories, I can imagine Forrest’s delight as he witnesses these landscapes, eats flavorful foods, and connects to the people that steward them. Each farms’ story is important—they are a snapshot of both our history and our future, of those that will care for the land, feed us healthy food, and remind us of the importance of hard work and long-term vision.”
Rebecca Thistlethwaite, author of Farms with a Future and The New Livestock Farmer

“Forrest has come into full bloom. The stories he shares in Growing Tomorrow create a generous and honest exhibit on the enterprise of food and the human spirit. His eloquent prose echoes both Stegner and Steinbeck in its ability to coax from the land an understanding of our relationship with it.”
Barton Seaver, chef and author of For Cod and Country

“This inspiring and highly readable book is full of sustainable farmers raising forest-grown mushrooms, pastured meats, organic fruits and vegetables, and more. The reader will be immediately sucked in by the sparkling photos, will stay for the mouthwatering recipes, and will likely come away with a deeper understanding of what American agriculture can and should be about.”
Anna Hess, author of Farmstead Feast and The Weekend Homesteader

“From Ozark mushroom growers to sustainable fishermen on Cape Cod, Forrest Pritchard’s Growing Tomorrow shows us that the future of our food supply can actually be found here and now—it’s in the hands of the small-scale producers across the country who are working hard to feed their neighbors and keep local food traditions alive.”
Carleen Madigan, editor of The Backyard Homestead