Meet your local farmer! Published for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's September 1609 journey along the river that today bears his name, this fascinating illustrated portrait celebrates the local farms—and farmers—in one of the country's most scenic and storied regions, once known as the Breadbasket of America. Hudson River Valley Farms brings to life the renaissance of food producers who have developed the region as a source of artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, and first-rate organic fruits and vegetables.
Stunning photography and short, evocative essays take you on a rare, behind-the-scenes journey to forty-four farms from Westchester County to the Capital District of Albany, and include the colorful maverick entrepreneurs behind the striking scenery. The book also includes a directory of nearly 100 local farmers' markets, directions to the featured farms, and an introduction by the region's popular U.S. Congressman, Maurice Hinchey.
Joanne Michaels is the author of seven books, including Hudson River Journey, The Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains: An Explorer's Guide, Let's Take the Kids, and Adirondack High. A former editor in chief of Hudson Valley magazine, she hosts a cable television talk show, The Real Story, syndicated in the Hudson River Valley. She lives in Woodstock, New York.
Rich Pomerantz's photography books include Wild Horses of the Dunes and the acclaimed Great Gardens of the Berkshires.