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Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm

Connor J Fitzmaurice and Brian J. Gareau


Walking through nearly any grocery store, contemporary American consumers are bound to encounter organic food. At any of the myriad of farmers’ markets that have sprung up in cities and small communities across the United States, shoppers can expect to see claims about the provenance and farming practices employed to grow everything from prized heirloom tomatoes to seemingly mundane heads of garlic. But behind the scenes, critical scholarship has shown that organic farming increasingly resembles the industrial food system organic pioneers set out to challenge. Faced with the pressures of the m ... More

Keywords: Food, Agriculture, Organic, Conventionalization, Economic Sociology, Small-Scale Farmers, Ethnography, Community supported agriculture, Alternative lifestyles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300199451
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300199451.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Connor J Fitzmaurice, author
Boston University

Brian J. Gareau, author
Boston College