Artisan Farming: Lessons, Lore, and Recipes

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Gibbs Smith, 2008 - 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 is the author of 36 travel guidebooks and history books about the American West, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. A gourmet cook, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is president of the New Mexico Book association and past president of the writers' organization PEN New Mexico. Lisa Fox is the host and producer of Farming in Season, an interview show broadcast on Taos public radio and on the internet. She lives on an organic herb farm north of Taos, where she makes Southwest Chutney products using fruit grown by farmers in nearby villages and sells them at the Santa Fe Farmers' Market. Trent Edwards holds a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Atlanta and worked as a commercial photographer for Georgia-based corporations including Coca-Cola and Wendy's before moving to New Mexico to pursue a career as a painter. He lives in the small village of Los Cerrillos and exhibits at galleries in Santa Fe and New York City.

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