Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming” as Want to Read:
The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands—hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the farmer is portrayed in mainstream media, farmers of color are still largely left out of the picture.

The Color of Food seeks to
...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by New Society Publishers
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Color of Food, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Color of Food

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.55  · 
Rating details
 ·  42 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming
Karen
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Color of Food is a vibrant, gorgeous looking book of stories told by farmers of color who are changing the landscape of farming and homesteading all over the world. I loved reading about the creativity and resilience of farmers of color as they work in community to fight exploitation, marginalization and bring good food to families and communities of color. I was amazed and heartened by the deep political organizing that is being done against corporate greed and that farmers and communities ...more
Rhonda Lomazow
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful eye opening book introducing us to the world of farmers.These farmers are unique they are farmers of color minorities bringing their own heritage&worldly views to farming.each has a special story from working in the farms to community activism to their daily struggles.highly recommend this book,
Madeleine
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: essay-and-memoir
it's so important and does a wonderful job of what it does
i kind of wish it was organized differently. there are a lot of different things going on, but the author keeps a similar form throughout the six major sections. i also just would have loved to read more! the author acknowledges that there are so many stories she couldn't share, and i wish they were there
Brian TramueL
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A compilation of images and observations profiling Asian, Black, Latina and Native farmers in these United of States, unearthing critical issues where race and food intersect to challenge the status quo of agrarian identity. The Color of Food’s message is about preserving culture and community, not just about buying local and protecting soil.

Five Stars for the theme, captures and narratives.
Anandi
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book with beautiful and much-needed stories to be told about people of color in agriculture.
Rose
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was wonderful to read something so very hopeful. Great stories!
Ovini
rated it it was amazing
Feb 21, 2019
Alice
rated it it was amazing
Sep 24, 2016
Joanna Williams
rated it it was amazing
Jan 28, 2017
Mariah E
rated it liked it
Nov 09, 2018
David Hershey
rated it it was amazing
Mar 16, 2016
Amanda
rated it really liked it
Mar 14, 2016
Coly
rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2015
Anastasiya Gorelina
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2019
Npks
rated it it was amazing
Apr 08, 2017
Kara
rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2016
Jessica
rated it liked it
Feb 15, 2019
Callie
rated it it was amazing
Dec 25, 2015
Lisa
rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2016
Danielle Pelaez
rated it it was amazing
Jul 11, 2018
Rachel
rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2019
Camille
rated it really liked it
May 09, 2015
Lisa
rated it it was amazing
May 30, 2018
Emily
rated it it was amazing
Jan 27, 2020
Dana
rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2016
Jennifer
rated it liked it
Mar 25, 2016
Zina
rated it liked it
Nov 14, 2015
florence navarro
rated it really liked it
Apr 24, 2018
Lauren
rated it it was amazing
Oct 15, 2017
Amelia
rated it really liked it
Jul 24, 2017
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Into the Beautiful North
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • Pride
See similar books…