The Farmers' Market Book

The Farmers' Market Book : Growing Food, Cultivating Community

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The Farmers' Market Book examines this national phenomenon through the story of the market in Bloomington, Indiana, and considers the social, ecological, and economic power of farmers' markets generally. Authors Jennifer Meta Robinson and J. A. Hartenfeld describe farmers' markets as a rewarding intersection of rural and urban lives, sustaining and healing both our communities and our relationship to the land. While they may seem nostalgic or idealistic, these markets are both current and forward-looking, cultivating a fresh, diverse space and recognizing the personal differences of community members. These common grounds are intimate and socially complex, representing far more than a place to buy food.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 657.71g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 9 b&w photographs, 59 colour photographs
  • 0253219167
  • 9780253219169
  • 1,684,633

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The explosion of farmers' markets across the country attests to Americans' growing desire to have a connection to their food that goes beyond the supermarket. As dissatisfaction with our increasingly homogenized and rootless culture grows, many people now look to farmers' markets for a sense of community.show more

About Jennifer Meta Robinson

Jennifer Meta Robinson directs Campus Instructional Consulting and the award-winning Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program at Indiana University and has been closely involved with the Bloomington Farmers' Market since 1991. She lives in Solsberry, Indiana.J. A. Hartenfeld has been a grower since 1979 and a vendor at the Bloomington Farmers' Market for 29 years. He lives in Solsberry, Indiana.Daniel Schlapbach is Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Photography Program at Loyola College in Baltimore. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.Jennifer Roebuck is an independent illustrator whose mixed media work has been exhibited nationally. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.show more

Table of contents

Part 1. Settings 1. Markets Past; 2. New Markets; 3. The Bloomington Farmers' Market Part 2. People 4. Market Customers; 5. Market Growers; 6. Market Generations Part 3. Harvests 7. New Farms, New Farmers; 8. Market Futuresshow more

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