Fields of Plenty

by Michael Abelman

Over 10 years ago when I began volunteering on farms and joining a CSA, this was one of the first books I read. It’s full of recipes and stories. Fields of Plenty is written by a farmer who travels in search of real food and farmers and shares what he finds along the way. By real food Michael Ableman means food that our great great grandparents would recognize as food. Ableman introduces us to farms that grow food in healthy soil by people who understand the importance of the connection between soil, food and health. In a time when many people don’t know where there food comes from let alone who grows it, Fields of Plenty begins to bridge the gap by putting names, faces and stories to farmers.