Looking for a unique read that is not only compelling and empowering, but also supports our local organic food community? Purchase the newly released book, Turn Here Sweet Corn, by Atina Diffley, author and co-owner of Organic Farming Works, LLC at Valley Natural Foods for only $24.95. Save an extra 10% off all books daily! This is an extremely popular book selection amongst Valley Natural Foods customers and staff.
Do meet and learn more about Atina during her live FREE presentation/talk on July 10th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Valley Natural Foods. Be sure to register 24 hours before the event! Register online, in-store or by calling 952-891-1212 ext. 221.
Immediately upon reading the first couple of sentences you will be caught up in the swift moving, vivid and dramatic story of Atina and Martin Diffley. Atina eloquently writes about the romance, challenges and triumphs that went into developing and maintaining the Gardens of Eagan organic farm, located right within the south metro! Since opening in 1973, Gardens of Eagan has grown right alongside the Twin Cities food co-ops, including Valley Natural Foods. Atina and Martin have helped develop the organic movement in Minnesota and have been instrumental in educating and serving shoppers. Through Atina’s crisp, compelling imagery, discover the beauty of nature, the risks, vulnerabilities and science behind organic farming, along with the power of consumers to make a change. This is ultimately a book about survival and resilience against all possible odds whether it be hail, crazy storms, suburban development or intrusion of a crude oil pipeline. Overall, it is about making organic farming work and expressing its value to people and the planet. Learn more about Atina and Martin Diffley here.