Dirty Life: A Story of Farming the Land and Falling in Love (Paperback)

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Author, Kristin Kimball
was a “big city girl.” She never imagined herself any other way. But
for an article she was writing, she traveled six hours out of New York
City to interview an organic farmer. Little did she know that the
interview would be a turning point in her life...not just a gradual
curve, but an abrupt right angle! Mark was good looking, young,
energetic, an entrepreneur full of new ideas. Shorthanded on the day of
his interview, he soon had her hoeing broccoli and helping to slaughter
a pig...in her new white agnes b. blouse. You might think this is just
another “how I changed my life” story, but it is much more than that.
With good humor and never taking herself seriously, Kimball relates her
amazement about small town friendliness, open-hearted goodness and the
discovery that...”good food is at the center of good life.”

— Karen L.

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“Kristin was very much a city girl until a writing assignment brought her to Mark's small plot of land, where he was growing food to feed many families. It was love at first sight, at least for the farming. Falling for Mark didn't take too much time after that. The resulting CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)is a new model in which members can be completely supported by the produce, meat, eggs, and cheese they can pick up weekly, year round. This is a fascinating story of what love of the land and the desire to feed people can do for individuals and communities, and the potential impact that could have on a global scale.”
— Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846273278
Publisher: Portobello Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2011
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