Essex Farm differs from many large modern farms that focus on one or two cash crops. Instead, the Kimballs raise everything from sheep to cabbages, selling their food directly to customers. They

Kristin Kimball’s second book — published nearly two decades after she left New York City to start a farm upstate — explores the ways in which farming has shaped her life and marriage in middle age.

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