Dig a little deeper (pun intended) into our nutrition campaign and check out these four amazing books on agriculture recommended to us by ONE Mom, pig farmer and Righteous Bacon blogger Diana Prichard. As the owner of Olive Hill Farms in Michigan, she certainly knows a thing or two about food and farming, so we’re excited to share her book picks with you. What I love about her list is that there’s a book for every mood and every level – so whether you want to learn about agriculture through the lens of a memoir or a love story, or dive into something wonky, Diana’s got a book for you!
Barnhart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own
by Jenna Woginrich
– These days Jenna chronicles her life on Cold Antler Farm, in her blog, but before there was the farm there was also a longing. Her book, Barnheart is a memoir of the three years that led her to become a landowner and farmer in New York.
Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West
by Courtney White
– For generations, environmentalists and ranchers in America’s west have been at odds. Or have they? Courtney White has dedicated his life to bridging the gap between these two groups and helping them work together on their surprisingly common goals. In Revolution on the Range, he weaves an interesting story the groups’ shared passions.
The Dirty Life
by Kristen Kimball
– Kristen Kimball didn’t set out to fall in love with the quirky farmer she was interviewing for a story, but that’s exactly what happened. Today, they own and operate an old-fashioned farm, powered by horse and elbow grease. This farm feeds more than 200 people in their local community. Her book is a memoir of her experiences in building that farm with her now husband and their daughters.
Food in History
by Reay Tannahill
- It’s not every day you find a writer who can take history and weave it into an interesting story of culture, sustenance, and progress, but that’s exactly what Reay Tannahill accomplished with Food in History. Centuries of food history entwine for a remarkable and fascinating read that takes you from the earliest records of agriculture to the modern green revolution.
Got any other recommendations on books on agriculture?