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Photographer to introduce book on local farms

  • Craig Thompson of Mayfair Farm in Harrisville feeding the sheep.

    Craig Thompson of Mayfair Farm in Harrisville feeding the sheep.

  • John Sandri and Garret Sundstrom at Farmer John's Plot in Dublin.

    John Sandri and Garret Sundstrom at Farmer John's Plot in Dublin.

  • Craig Thompson of Mayfair Farm in Harrisville feeding the sheep.
  • John Sandri and Garret Sundstrom at Farmer John's Plot in Dublin.

Kimberly Peck, a Peterborough photographer who launched her farm photo-documentary series “Locally Known” in 2011, will introduce her new book, “Farm. Food. Life: Photographs + Recipes Inspired by Local Farms” at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough on Dec. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m.

The 86-page book is a visual narrative of 12 New England farms, focusing on the hard work that farmers undertake to produce the vegetables, dairy products, eggs and meat that people eat every day.

In addition to the photographs, Peck has included 12 recipes – one for each farm – that showcase a featured ingredient produced by each farmer, such as milk, chicken or vegetables.

The book also includes farmer profiles, complete with answers to five key questions: Why do you farm; what is your biggest challenge; what is your favorite crop or product; what is your most under-appreciated product; how would you describe your farm in three words; and what is in your farm’s future?

“Every farm is different — what they do and how they do it. The book captures each farms’ unique characteristics,” says Peck. “I am in awe of farm life, the ever-evolving, deeply-rooted connection between human, animal and plant. Farms are part of the backbone of New England.”

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