Henry’s Farm

21 Nov

I just finished a wonderful book I’d like to share with you. It’s called The Seasons on Henry’s Farm by Terra Brockman, and it details a year of food and life on a sustainable farm located outside of Evanston. Henry is Terra’s brother and he has been a staple at the Evanston Farmers Market for years, in addition to having healthy CSA program to boot (Henry’s Farm).

The book chronicles a year that starts in November with the planting of garlic, and ends after the Harvest one year later. This book is chock-a-block full of good planting/gardening techniques and amazing seasonal recipes, however it reads like a novel and her family plays the cast of characters. Terra revisits stories about growing up on the 3rd generation farm, holiday traditions, canning with Grandma etc, in addition to the detailing the mania of running an organic sustainable farm. It’s a great read. Oh, and I just planted some garlic in my community garden plot. Thanks Henry.

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