Locally Laid

Locally Laid

How We Built A Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm--from Scratch

Book - 2016
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The author shares how she and her husband became egg farmers, and how, with very little experience, they learned to manage their business and why they believe farms like theirs are vital to rebuilding America's food system.
Publisher: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
ISBN: 9781594634222
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeLesley Oct 29, 2017

This book is awesome. I love this family's journey and the way Lucie tells it, with honesty and hilarity with some truly educational bits on sustainable and middle agriculture and some insight into the struggle of leaving middle class security behind.

JCLHelenH Dec 16, 2016

Lucie and Jason start a farm. Over time, they streamline their processes, grow their brand, and claim their place firmly in middle agriculture. At every step, Lucie and Jason must grapple with their ideals versus reality and constantly tug at one another in order to stay in balance.

Jul 23, 2016

You've probably heard of little, local farmers selling eggs at the farmers market, and of giant chicken corporations selling eggs to grocery chains and fast-food joints spanning the country. This book is an intriguing look at something in-between, and it suggests that while small might be beautiful for some things, and economies of scale the answer for others, sometimes the sweet spot is right in the middle. It's also an outstanding book to turn to if you are feeling a yearning to go off and become a farmer - the writer was, ahem, definitely not wearing rose-colored glasses.


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