The Dirty Life 

Kristin and Mark founded Essex Farm together in 2003.  Kristin’s memoir ‘The Dirty Life’ chronicles the startup year of Essex Farm CSA.

The Dirty Life is a wonderfully told tale of one of the most interesting farms in the country. If you want to understand the heart and soul of the new/old movement towards local food, this is the book you need. It’s the voice of what comes next in this land, of the generation unleashed by Wendell Berry to do something really grand.”
— Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet