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Right This Very Minute

A Table-to-Farm Book About Food and Farming

Lisl H. Detlefsen Renee Kurilla Emma D. Dryden

32 pages
Feeding Minds Press

How food gets from farm to table is explained in this fun and fast-paced introduction to the farms and farmers that grow the food we eat every day.

What's that you say? You're hungry? Right this very minute? Then you need a farmer!

It only takes a minute to feed a hungry kid – and teach them about where food comes from – in this informative and fun picture book about agriculture. Throughout the story, families in their busy kitchens or at the table wonder where the delicious foods they’re about to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert come from – followed by colorful, detailed spreads showing the operations and people involved in farming those foods. More than a dozen different types of farms are featured throughout, including a citrus grower testing oranges for ripeness, how a family-owned strawberry farm runs a “u-pick” business, how maple syrup is collected using a new tubing system instead of buckets, how wheat is planted, how a cranberry farmer saves berries from a frost, how a peanut farmer tests soil, how a dairy farmer cares for their animals, how lettuce is harvested, how beef farmers work with cattle on the range, and many more examples of agriculture in action.

Award winners Lisl H. Detlefsen and Renee Kurilla's delicious celebration of food and farming is sure to inspire readers of all ages to learn more about where their food comes from — and appreciate the hard work of farming and the cool technology today’s farmers use.

About the publisher: Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture whose mission is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. We focus on helping young readers understand where their food comes from, who grows it, and how it gets to them and believe in cultivating curiosity about food and farming and how agriculture plays a role in our daily lives. All books from Feeding Minds Press have accompanying lessons, activities, and videos to further learning available on their website, Feedingmindspress.com.

Author Bio
Lisl H. Detlefsen writes while she watches wildlife wander past her office window. She is the author of the 2017 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Book of the Year, Time for Cranberries, illustrated by Jed Henry, and If You Had a Jetpack, illustrated by Linzie Hunter. Lisl lives on a cranberry marsh near Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, with her husband and two sons, and her favorite part of the year is when it's time for harvest. Visit Lisl online: Website, Facebook, Twitter Renée Kurilla was an award-winning lead artist at FableVision Studios before becoming a full-time children’s book creator. Books she’s illustrated include Orangutanka: A Story in Poems by Margarita Engle, The Pickwicks' Picnic by Carol Brendler, and the Ada Lace series by Emily Calandrelli. Renée loves drawing nature, animals, and working on projects that require a little bit of research! She lives near Boston, Massachusetts, with her illustrator husband and their daughter, Zoey. Visit Renée online: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram