Helping to make young people more connected to agriculture, the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has chosen its next book of the year: “Right This Very Minute,” written by Lisl H. Detlefsen and illustrated by Renee Kurilla.
Subtitled, “A Table-to-Farm Book about Food and Farming,” the kids book is a delicious celebration of agriculture and is sure to inspire readers of all ages to learn more about where their food comes from.
One review of this book describes it this way: “The stories of farmers, her mother tells her, are ‘right here on your table,’ and, ‘right this very minute,’ farmers are in orchards testing juice oranges for ripeness, readying a field for planting wheat, and collecting maple sap for syrup. On subsequent pages, children learn how snack-time cranberries and peanuts are farmed and how lunchboxes hold the “hard work of so many,” from dairy farmers to carrot growers and beekeepers. Dinner puts the spotlight on cattle ranchers and vegetable growers.”
To get a copy of “Right This Very Minute” for your family, follow this link. The price is $17.99, and it’s currently available only in hardcover.