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Organic futures

Author: Connor J Fitzmaurice; Brian J Gareau
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Series: Yale agrarian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Walking through nearly any grocery store, American consumers will encounter organic food. At any of the myriad of farmers' markets that have sprung up across the United States, shoppers can expect to see claims about the provenance and farming practices employed to grow everything. But behind the scenes, scholarship has shown that organic farming increasingly resembles the industrial food system organic pioneers set  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Connor J Fitzmaurice; Brian J Gareau
ISBN: 9780300224856 0300224850
OCLC Number: 992466614
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Part 1. Market. Making sense of organics : a brief history --
Organic hits mainstream --
Why supermarket organic matters --
Part 2. Land. Prelude : a sense of place --
Amid the chard : cultivating the diverse landscapes and practices of a New England organic farm --
Sea of brown bags and the organic label : organic marketing strategies in practice --
No-nonsense organic : negotiating everyday concerns about the environment, health, and the aesthetics of farming --
Conclusion : an alternative agriculture for our time --
Appendix : method and approach.
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies.
Responsibility: Connor J. Fitzmaurice, Brian J. Gareau.


An exploration of the lived experience of small-scale organic farmers in New England that unpacks how they balance their ideals with economic realities  Read more...


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