Heritage Farming In the Southwest
The Southwest is one of the few remaining places in the U.S. that has preserved its ties to indigenous and early European-introduced foods. Much of this preservation is due to our traditional farmers.
Local author Gary Paul Nabhan and photographer Josh Schachter have teamed up with the Western National Parks Association to bring information on traditional, good-tasting, diverse, locally grown foods to our tables. Heritage Farming in the Southwest (Western National Parks Association, 2010) tells the multi-cultural story of traditional farming in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. It highlights the agricultural heritage of national and regional parks, museums and conservation organizations. This is a quick but excellent introduction to our Southwest food history, filled with colorful photos and illustrations.
Copies are available in visitor center bookstores at national parks and at wnpa.org.