Back to School: Farming Resources

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We thought we’d share this recent post from our friends at Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, which includes engaging, contemporary resources about farming and society.

Gone are the days of discussions of food being relegated to the home kitchen, restaurant or market. Each and every day we are surrounded by food and farming, cooking and eating. Food – its production, consumption, boundaries and possibilities are all an essential part of (and influenced by) our food culture. A great way to understand our cultural conceptions of food is to engage with them! Dive into books, movies, podcasts, research and experiences. Challenge your understanding and push your comfort levels. Talk to people within your community and family about what food, eating and cooking means to them. Looking for a place to start? Check out some of our staff favorite multimedia below!


The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
Dinner at the Long Table– Andrew Tarlow & Anna Dunn
Around the Tuscan Table & A Tortilla is like Life – Carole Counihan
Hog & Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America – Frederick Douglass Opie
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver
Wild Fermentation – Sandor Katz
On Food & Cooking – Harold McGee
Salt– Mark Kurlansky
Food for Thought: Essays on Eating and Culture – edited Lawrence C. Rubin


Parts Unknown
Chef’s Table
A Place at the Table
Inhabit: A permaculture perspective


GastroPod (Fave episodes: V is for Vitamin, Here’s why you should care about Southern Food)
BBC Food Programme (Fave episodes: The Herbal World of Jekka McVicar)
The Food Chain (Fave episodes: Food Chain – the Musical)
Spilled Milk
Burnt Toast