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The Ziegler Sisters , Bucks County, PA - 1930s

I like the idea of this diptych ... you see the farmer digging the potatoes that become the finished product. But aside from the kind of strawish color, I am not sure how they tie together visually. I also know that the farmer photo is very right-side heavy, so I decided to put that one on the left so that your eye would continue on to the potato salad. But maybe the farmer shot should go on the right side?

courtesy Paul Cary Goldberg

Amy's tiny acre delivers CSA produce to 65 members, which she then delivers on a bicycle, riding six miles down the coast to Santa Cruz. She has next to no dependence on foreigh oil in her operations.

Photo taken by Bart Nagel (, used with permission

The little acre that Linda and Steven Butler have meticulously built grows vegetables that look as perfect as Christmas ornaments. Their little CSA is one lucky group: this is produce at its finest.

This is one of the EIGHTY kinds of squashes he grew for a taste test for his CSA.

courtesy Paul Cary Goldberg

Weather has not been cooperative, but this is the weekend the summer things go in. Here, Risa is adding hills of Helda green beans and scarlet runners to the pea bed. There are also favas, kale, bok choi, lettuces, and red and green cabbage in this bed -- polyculture.

I didn't know my dad was so swishy.

This man teaches people how to feed TWO THOUSAND people from a two-acre greenhouse system featuring tilapia, compost, and more.

A goddess. 65-member CSA, grows on a two-acre arroyo, with plants literally growing on the walls at her farm.

The 300 chickens at Everett Family Farm need gathering all day. Logan, our little grandson, and I visited and we got to help.

One of the only raw milk dairies in the state of California.

They both live in Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz mountains. Nobody has prettier plants that these ladies.

Washing produce on Flying Tomato Farms, Vermillion, South Dakota

It's almost dark, but the garden is cleared out. Let it frost! Flying Tomato Farms, Vermillion, South Dakota.

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