Where does our food come from? What role do farms play? What’s it like to be a farmer? In this charmingly illustrated book, follow a farm throughout the year to discover how the farmer grows fresh and tasty food for us to eat in a sustainable and natural way.
Explore the workings of a small-scale, organic family farm and experience the rhythm of farm life. In the spring, visit the chicken coop, till the fieldsÂ and tour the farm machinery. When summer comes, plant corn, meet the pollinatorsÂ and head to the county fair. In the fall, make pies and preserves, harvest pumpkinsÂ and put the fields to sleep. Winter activities include trimming and pruning the orchard, seed shoppingÂ and baking bread.
To conclude your year on the farm, learn what you can do to support the farmers who pick our carrots and raise the cows for our milk. A glossary defines key sustainable farming terms.
Through this colourful and intimate look at life on a small-scale farm, children will learn not only how the farm feeds us, but how the farmer must feed and care for the farm.