Farming has sustained the Hudson Valley for more than four hundred years. Family farms grow succulent fruits and wholesome vegetables, from corn and cabbage to apples and peaches. They raise cows, chickens and lambs, and produce an array of cheese and other fresh products. Hudson Valley locavores are once again turning to neighborhood farms for the freshest foods–and in the process they are revitalizing the local economy and preserving the rich lands that are their heritage. Author Tessa Edick and the FarmOn! Foundation are at the heart of this local movement. Their work is so simple yet so impactful, that you will wonder “why didn’t anyone ever tell me that?” With stunning photographs and an insightful narrative, Edick introduces some of the most innovative and inspiring Hudson Valley farmers along with their delectable harvest.
Region Your Book Covers: New York State, and the Hudson Valley with a message for national awareness
What Inspired You to Write History Books?
Agrarian society in the historic Hudson Valley, to inspire us nationally and supporting our farmers by eat locally.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be passionate about what you write.
Writing About US History Must Be Difficult, How Do You Do Your Research?
Interviewed farms and farmers in the community, met with local historians, and spoke with locals.
Tessa Edick is founder and executive director of FarmOn! Foundation, which educates the public about the Hudson Valley farming community. She began her career as founder of Sauces ‘n Love, where she revolutionized sauce in a jar and built the company into an international force. She is founder of the Culinary Partnership, which helps chefs launch their recipes to retail shelves. She has earned 16 NASFT sofi awards and had her products featured on Oprah’s “O List.” She writes the column “Meet your Farmer.”