Novella Carpenter – Farm City

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  1. Garrett

    I loved meeting her and am looking forward to the book. She was so amazing at Taste3 and I was lucky enough to spend a few hours chatting with her at one of the dinners. A fascinating, articulate woman who is definitely a little bit crazy in all the good ways.

  2. John Barrie

    I’m actually just now getting around to reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, and “In Defense of Food”, but this seems like a great place to head after that. I’ll be sure to check it out.

  3. Phoo-D

    This sounds like my kind of book! I’m always fascinated by people who are adventureous enough to raise pigs and turkeys. Thank you for highlighting this.

  4. Lynn D.

    It’s not a good idea to raise ducks and pigs together is it? Doesn’t that cause various flu strains? A really good read along similar lines is Barbara Kingsolver’s: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

    No idea about the flu strain, but from what I can tell from the book, the pigs were not in the same pen as the ducks. The pigs would eat anything that got near them. (Novella’s not raising pigs any more, btw.) Thanks for the rec on the Kingsolver book, haven’t read that yet. ~Elise

  5. Gina

    I just finished reading her book this week, and have been raving about it to everyone I know. I think she’s my new hero.

  6. Joanna

    I’m at a point where even a postage-stamp-sized lot in the backyard is something I aspire to, but this book sounds great, thanks for the review!

    Also I’d second the recommendation for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, if only because her enthusiasm for turkey sex had me on the floor laughing.

  7. CarrieB

    I requested this from my library after reading about it in the NYTimes. I’m only a few chapters in. but I’m loving it so far. Much easier to read, in my opinion, that Pollan’s works.
    I, too, would love to see more book reviews and suggestions. I really enjoyed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and suggest that to many people.

  8. Asta

    I saw Novella & Michael Pollen do a reading in Berkeley a few weeks ago. It was fantastic! I believe Novella will fill the much needed niche for all of us young women in the food movement.