Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

It's a Long Road to a Tomato
By

Rating
Product Details

About the Author

Keith Stewart has been the proprietor of Keith's Farm, in Orange County, New York, since 1986. He is one of the longest-standing purveyors at New York City's Union Square Greenmarket, where his stand has a devoted following. He writes regularly for US magazine Valley Table, the Hudson Valley's only magazine devoted to regional farms, food, and cuisine. Illustrator Flavia Bacarella, Stewart's wife, is an artist who teaches painting and drawing at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Reviews

"Beguiling and enlightening" --Booklist "Keith Stewart's essays afford a fine way 'in' to the compelling realities of life on a small organic farm in the twenty-first century. His writing is precise and evocative: immediacy bound with a strong meditative underpinning that is an enduring pleasure to read. Like all really good writing, it illuminates a great deal more than the subject at hand." --Sally Schneider, syndicated columnist and author of A New Way to Cook "Keith's writing reads with the force and love of nature's elements--strong, refreshing, beautiful, and true. It's as fresh as his delicious carrots, and as poignant as his incomparable garlic!" --Leslie McEachern, owner of the Angelica Kitchen, New York City "Keith Stewart has been providing New Yorkers with magnificent vegetables for two decades. Now, as if to prove he can do anything, he provides all Americans with a compelling story about his own approach to farming. And at precisely the right moment, just as millions of people across the country are rediscovering the pleasure, and the importance, of eating close to home." --Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home and The End of Nature "To combat urban crowding, copies of It's a Long Road to a Tomato should be airlifted into major cities. The captivating charm of organic farming, so deliciously described in Keith Stewart's essays, would surely have hordes of city dwellers packing their bags. Stewart's stories transport me into the precious and full life of an organic farmer. I more than appreciate it; I now feel part of it." --Jeffrey M. Smith, author of Seeds of Deception "Keith Stewart opens this engaging book by transforming himself abruptly from midlife executive into novice organic farmer. The twenty years that follow on an upstate New York farm are sampled here in true-life tales that--without denying the sometimes harsh realities of the small producer's life--leave the reader in no doubt of the joys that keep this small farmer on the land." --Joan Dye Gussow, author of This Organic Life "Ever dreamed of living on a farm or growing your own food? Here's the clearest picture of what farm life really looks like. The romance of a pastoral life isn't shattered by Stewart's depiction of the gritty reality of farm life. They coexist, side by side, mirroring Stewart's organic and integrated approach to farming. Stewart's book is a gift to cooks. Now, each time I cook with food from a farmer I know, I have a deeper and clearer idea of what really goes into growing healthy and delicious food and why our farmers are heroes." --Peter Hoffman, chef/owner of Savoy Restaurant, New York City "[A] heartfelt chronicle, sobering and amusing by turn. Although focused on the particular, it transcends Keith's Farm and illuminates exactly what it is that we are putting on our plates, whether we shop at Keith Stewart's stand in the Union Square Greenmarket or at a farmers' market elsewhere. It's a delicious read--but what makes it an important one is that it has so enriched the ongoing conversation about food." --from the new foreword by Deborah Madison

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling It's a Long Road to a Tomato: Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (not So) Simple Life on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top