Monday, September 29, 2014

Year of Family Farming: September

The Food and Agriculture Organization has declared 2014 the Year of Family Farming with the aim of highlighting the important role family and small farms play in feeding the world. To do our part, throughout 2014 we are featuring some of our favorite images and words from Iowa books on family farms. Here’s the latest!

Harvest is well under way in Iowa now. Although this photograph comes from about 1940, canning is enjoying a resurgence along with people’s growing interest in eating local.

Mrs. Ralph Mann, Jefferson Co., and part of her canning. Photo taken around 1940. From A Bountiful Harvest: The Midwestern Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925-1965, edited by Leslie A. Loveless.

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