Contributor biographical information for Organic : farmers and chefs of the Hudson Valley / photographs by Francesco Mastalia ; introduction by Gail Buckland ; foreword by Mark Ruffalo ; preface by Joan Dye Gussow.

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Francesco Mastalia has traveled the world, photographing tribal,_religious, spiritual, and indigenous peoples. His book Dreads, published by Workman_Artisan, is a photo documentary on the history of dreadlocks. The book is now in its seventh printing, sold worldwide, and includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker.

Joan Dye Gussow, PhD, is known as the matriarch of the organic, locavore,_small-farm movement. She is a mentor to today's leading food activists. She has_wielded considerable influence in academia (as a nutrition and education professor at_Columbia University), in government (as a member of the National Organics_Standards Board), and in the advocacy world (serving on the Center for Food Safety's_Advisory Board). She has written extensively, including, most recently, Growing Older:_A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Growing Vegetables (Chelsea Green, 2010). She_makes her home in the Hudson Valley.]]

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mastalia, Francesco. -- Works. -- Selections.
Portrait photography.
Farmers -- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Portraits.
Cooks -- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Portraits.