...a masterpiece of a book celebrating the history, geography and farm products of Virginia...all-encompassing portrait of Virginia's legacy. -- The News-Gazette, April 8, 2003
...a wonderful book to read and savor...find something new in it every time you pick it up. -- Raleigh News & Observer, May 21, 2003
...pick up for five minutes and put down two hours later without realizing how much time has passed. -- Washingtonian, August, 2003
At the end of the book is a splendid resource listing. This book really delivers. -- The Roanoke Times, August 24, 2003
The combination cookbook and tourguide...is rich with regional marginalia on local historic sites, cooking tips and trivia. -- Washington Post, May 28, 2003
From the Back Cover
Through recipes, tours, interviews, essays, maps, and illustrations, The Best of Virginia Farms Cookbook & Tour Book tells the fascinating story of Virginia agriculture. The book reveals the intimate relationship between agriculture and Virginia's history, character, and personality. With a light, often humorous tone, it entertains, enlightens, and educates readers about Virginia's land, people, and food.
Readers will find hands-on, show-and-tell insights into traditional small-farm values, organic farming's successful practices, sustainable agriculture's cutting-edge developments, and corporate farming's most enlightened programs.
The Best of Virginia Farms will give you pleasure as it reveals the history and mystique that surround Virginia farming. It will enrich your spirit as it celebrates the family bonds and the formation of uniquely American character molded by a way of life directly connected to the land.