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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.

David Smith, president of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association and owner of Springfield Farm in Sparks, MD with daughter Valerie Lafferty. Photo by Leslie Hatfield.

Hiding from the sun during Reroofing Week, Risa is discovered by the cracked-corn addicts.

courtesy Paul Cary Goldberg

Barry's beautiful farm grows in Encinitas, and much of what he grows goes to the best restaurants in the county.

Risa and her come-along have worked together for over 40 years.

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.

I went to a pig roast thrown by friends at Love Apple Farm, which is the primary source of vegetables for the renowned Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos. I didn't get any pictures of the pig, but Anita certainly did!

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

courtesy Paul Cary Goldberg

One of the apprentices of the UCSC program that is a six-month residential education, teaching people to farm organically.


This place is my church.

Jim loves his pigs, and so does Princess Fiona of the Pigs, as she called herself.

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.

risa turns over sods with a five-tine fork. Later she'll cover the ground with grass clippings and leaves.

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

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