Books We Recommend (usually available at our farmstand)



In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

by Michael Pollan

This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader

by Joan Dye Gussow


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver


Holy Cows and Hog Heaven:
The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm-Fresh Food

by Joel Salatin


Deep Economy:
The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

by Bill McKibben

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

by Wendell Berry

From Asparagus to Zucchini:
A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce

by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition

Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables

by John Peterson and Angelic Organics




Films Worth Checking Out



The Future of Food


King Corn


The Real Dirt on Farmer John



Websites For Consumers


Eat Local Challenge


Center for Informed Food Choices


Boston Slow Foods


Local Harvest


Hamilton Wenham Green


Ecological Footprint Analysis


Weston A. Price Foundation



Websites For Future Farmers


National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service


Collaborative Alliance for Farmer Training in Eastern Massachusetts


Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture ( MESA)


Alternative Farming Systems Information Center