Explore the unique farming culture of New Mexico through stories, recipes, and photographs in this book of rustic artisanal living.
Life is hard for the artisanal farmers of New Mexicobut they wouldn't have it any other way. They take pride in their land, their soil, their crops, and their families. Competition for business is friendly and cordial. Neighbors help neighbors, and community is key. They eagerly await the farmers markets not only to sell their wares, but to renew their friendships and swap stories of their mishaps, trials, and adventures.
Laden with rich photos, ripe with human interest stories, and bounteous with tantalizing recipes, Artisan Farming explores this state's one-of-a-kind agricultural heritage and the revival of traditional, organic, and "artisan" farming. Readers will discover the small farms, farmers' markets, community-supported agriculture organizations, heritage seed exchanges, and other entries that have made the independent farming revival possible.