A Farmer's Bookshelf

Some of the books I’ve read lately and would recommend in connection with my blog project, Year of the Food Garden

“You know what the best kind of organic certification would be? Make an unannounced visit to a farm and take a good long look at the farmer’s bookshelf. Because what you’re feeding your emotions and thoughts is what this is really all about. The way I produce a chicken is an extension of my worldview. You can learn more about that by seeing what’s on my bookshelf than having me fill out a whole bunch of forms.”

– farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, as quoted in The Omnivore’s Dilemma, pp 131-2