Farmers Kristin and Mark Kimball, Authors of “The Dirty Life” on Essex Farm, To Speak At Babson College
Farmers Kristin and Mark Kimball, author of “The Dirty Life” on Essex Farm, will speak at Babson November 1st at 7 p.m. in the Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts.
When writer Kristin Kimball interviewed a young farmer in Pennsylvania on a magazine assignment, she had no idea she would abandon her cosmopolitan lifestyle to follow him to the shores of Lake Champlain, to help start an organic farm and try out a revolutionary business model. Her charming memoir, The Dirty Life: A Story of Farming, Food and Love (2010), translated into a dozen languages (and enthusiastically read in many classes at Babson), tells the story of a beginning against all odds, with a happy ending and a hopeful outlook. Today, Essex Farm is an internationally recognized success, not only as a small farm community that produces excellent food, but also as a school for talented young farmers seeking to start their own ventures. Kristin and Mark will be at Babson not only to talk about farming and food, but also to provide “agricultural entertainment.”