Artisan Farming: Lessons, Lore, and Recipes

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Gibbs Smith, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 147 pages
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Artisan Farming brings to life the past and present of the unique farming culture of New Mexico. Laden with rich photos, ripe with human interest stories, and bounteous with tantalizing recipes, Artisan Farming explores this state's one-of-a-kind heritage, from the ancient Indians who settled here and farmed four thousand years ago, through four hundred years of Spanish, Mexican and Anglo settlement, to the hippie communes of the 1960s and '70s-all factors that have influenced New Mexico cuisine and the present-day revival of traditional, organic and artisan farming. Explore these small farms, farmers' markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA) organizations, heritage seed exchanges and other entities that have made the independent farming revival possible. Also included are more than 50 tantalizing recipes, including authentic and traditional New Mexican recipes and contemporary fusion recipes from farmers and market vendors at New Mexico's farmers' markets. Try the suggested scenic driving tours of the agricultural areas of New Mexico and check out the museums, events and organizational resources that are included to get the complete look at New Mexico's farming traditions.

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RICHARD HARRIS (Santa Fe, New Mexico) is the author of 36 travel guidebooks and history books on the southwestern United States. LISA FOX (Taos, New Mexico) hosts and produces the Farming in Season interview show on Taos public radio.

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