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New Hampshire Women Farmers: Pioneers of the Local Food Movement

By University Press of New England (August 22, 2015)


Author Helen Brody
Photographs by Leslie Tuttle

Beautifully illustrated book showcasing the efforts of New Hampshire’s farm women to revitalize farming in the twenty-first century.

Order your copy of New Hampshire Women Farmers:  Pioneers of the Local Food Movement today! Price includes shipping & handling.  A portion of the proceeds goes towards continuing the work of New Hampshire Farms Network.

Your book will be signed by author Helen Brody and photographer Leslie Tuttle, along with any personalized message you request.


New Hampshire ranks third nationally in the percentage of principal farm operators who are women, and these women are transforming what it means both to be a farmer and to run a successful farm.  Through informative prose and striking photographs, Helen Brody and Leslie Tuttle show how women in the Granite State are revitalizing farming by creating value-added products and developing new and vital markets for their locally grown food. Such innovations keep farms profitable and relevant, even as they work to protect the open land we all value.

Expanding their roles to include accountant, sales expert, and educator, the state’s women farmers occupy the forefront of national farm-to-community outreach, increasing public awareness of healthy foods and attracting travelers to New Hampshire’s bounty.  New Hampshire Women Farmers makes an excellent gift for anyone interested in the new directions that will sustain family farms in the twenty-first century.

Helen Brody is the president and founder of the website New Hampshire Farms Network and the author of New Hampshire: From Farm to Kitchen. Leslie Tuttle is a social documentary photographer who has worked for nongovernmental organizations in developing countries.


Available September 2015, 168 pp., 100 color photos, 9 x 7″, Paperback, $24.95  – 978-1-61168-784-2 University Press of New England

Table of contents of women featured and book signing schedule.

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