I just finished reading The Dirty Life: A Memoir on Farming, Food, and Love. The writer, Kristin Kimball, tells the story of giving up her life as a free-lance writer living in NYC to move upstate and start a CSA with a farmer she met while writing a story on organic food. It was a very honest story about love. Love for a farmer, but even more for the land, the animals, her unfamiliar work, and the community that took them in. Kristin and Mark are still running their CSA at Essex Farm in upstate New York.
I bought this book at the airport this summer when I was in my “I’m going to move to Wisconsin and become a farmer” phase. You can see why it appealed to me.