As more and more people seek locally grown food, independent, family owned and operated agriculture has expanded, creating local networks for selling and buying produce, meat, and dairy products and reviving local agricultural economies throughout the United States. In Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas, author Pamela Walker and photographer Linda Walsh portray eleven farming and ranching families who are part of this food revival in Texas. With biographical essays and photographs, Walker and Walsh illuminate the work these food producers do, why they do it, and the difference it makes in their lives and in their communities. Barbara Storz, AgriLife Extension Agent, says, "I know of no other work like it."
Brazos Bookstore is celebrating both the release of Pam's book and the local food movement with other Houston organizations and businesses. Come between 4 and 6 pm for a discussion with Pam Walker and some of the Texas farmers from the book; a cooking demo by Chef Randy Evans (author of The Kitchen Table: Brennan's of Houston); free beer by St. Arnold's Brewery; and booths from local Farmers' Markets. It'll be a party for a good cause! (booksense)