Labor and the Locavore
The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic

Gray, Margarita
Publisher:  University of California Press
Year Published:  2013  
Pages:  240pp   ISBN:  9780520276697
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18191

Gray examines one of the most vibrant local food economies in the country, the Hudson Valley. Based on more than a decade's in-depth interviews with workers, farmers, and others, the author depicts how the currency of agrarian values can serve to mask the labour concerns of an already hidden workforce.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Is Local Food an Ethical Alternative?

1 Agrarianism and Hudson Valley Agriculture
2 The Workers: Labor Conditions, Paternalism, and Immigrant Stories
3 The Farmers: Challenges of the Small Business
4 Sustainable Jobs? Ethnic Succession and the New Latinos
5 Toward a Comprehensive Food Ethic Methodological Appendix

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