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Farm Together Now: A portrait of people, places and ideas for a new food movement

By Amy Franceschini & Daniel Tucker, with a foreword by Mark Bittman

Photography by Anne Hamersky & Illustrations by Corinne Matesich

Design by Brian Scott

Published by Chronicle Books (December, 2010). Buy it here from the publisher or check indiebound for your local independent bookstore. Watch the trailer here.


We want to change the way the food system works! Farm Together Now meets with people across the country who are challenging the conventions of industrialized farming and exclusive green economies.

Picked by Michael Pollan as his favorite food book of 2010, this part-travelogue, part-oral history, part-creative exploration of food politics will introduce readers to twenty groups working in agriculture and sustainable food production in the U.S. Throughout 2009 the authors visited twenty farms from coast to coast, talking to farmers about their engagement in sustainable food production, public policy and community organizing efforts. Interviews and photo essays with each farm/garden/project illustrate the inspiring histories, unique characters and everyday struggles of life on these farms. It is through sharing diverse voices from the contemporary farm that this book will inspire and cultivate a new wave of agrarians. Half of the author’s profits will be put into a fund to encourage like-minded documentary projects. See reviews from authors Raj Patel, Rebecca Solnitt, Vandana Shiva, Sandor Katz and blogs Real Food for All, Beyond The Plate, Treehugger, Grist, Farmbrarian, Bookslut, Chicago Reader and others here.

Farm Together Now research travel routes

Farm Together Now research travel routes

17 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2010 2:00 pm

    This project sounds amazing and we can’t wait to carry the book at our co-op (and read it ourselves, of course!) Thank you for taking this project on, what a gift to the just food movement.

  2. Dee Lee permalink
    May 11, 2010 10:13 am

    It will be interesting to follow your accounting of this project.

  3. dhijana and Borys scott-harmony permalink
    June 5, 2010 4:08 pm

    As urban homesteaders sustainably farming our half acre big city plot of land for the past 6 years, we welcome your new project and book. We have been able to provide for much of our own food and enough to sell at a local farmers market, thus cutting down on our own food costs while (hopefully eventually) providing a bit of a supplement to our income as we prepare to retire. We can feel good about our impact on the environment, using no power mowers, rarely tilling, using inputs generated on our own streets and from our own flock of chickens, etc. Thanks for helping get the word out about a way that urban food deserts like ours that have been so slow in recognizing the need.

  4. October 10, 2010 3:27 pm

    Very excited for this book! I can wait to see it.

  5. Laurie Peterson permalink
    February 12, 2011 1:33 am

    Does the book have any information on hydroponics?

  6. Jen Smith permalink
    March 7, 2011 3:03 pm

    I would love to purchase this book for my Kindle.

  7. D Sullivan permalink
    March 11, 2011 1:04 pm

    When can I get the ebook version? Lets start thinking progressively about publishing too!


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