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It's a Long Road to a Tomato free pdf Already in his early forties and not entirely content with his lot, Keith Stewart traded life in New York's corporate grind for an upstate farm. Starting as a one-man operation, short on experience and with modest expectations, Stewart soon found that the agrarian life, despite its numerous challenges, suited him well. His new business flourished. Today, he has a crew of six to eight seasonal workers and grows about one hundred varieties of vegetables and herbs. What began as a yearning - 'to live on a piece of land, closer to nature- to work outside with my body as well as my brain- to leave behind the world of briefcases, computers, corporate clients, and non-opening windows' - has become a life 'more full, more varied,' often 'more demanding and exhausting,' but 'always more real.' Stewart sells everything he grows directly to consumers and restaurateurs, and in doing so has developed loyal and growing ranks devoted to his Rocambole garlic, varied herbs, heirloom tomatoes, and other organic produce. Now, in "It's a Long Road to a Tomato", Stewart presents interlocking, complementary essays, addressing his mid-life development as a farmer- some of the nuts and bolts and how-tos of organic vegetable growing and selling in an urban market- humourous and philosophical stories about domestic and wild farm animals- and insights into the political, social, and environmental issues surrounding agriculture today and why they matter to all of us.

About Keith Stewart

Keith Stewart has been the proprietor of Keith's Farm, in Orange County, New York, since 1986. He is one of the longest-standing purveyors at New York City's Union Square Greenmarket, where his stand has a devoted following. He writes regularly for US magazine Valley Table, the Hudson Valley's only magazine devoted to regional farms, food, and cuisine. Illustrator Flavia Bacarella, Stewart's wife, is an artist who teaches painting and drawing at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

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Author : Keith Stewart
Publisher : Experiment LLC, The
Data Published : 19 August 2010
ISBN : 1615190236
EAN : 9781615190232
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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