Join us in the store on Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 PM to hear Lucie Amundsen read and discuss her fantastic book, "Locally Laid." Book signing to follow!
"Locally Laid" is a humorous telling of Amundsen's unlikely farm start up and through it, a painless lesson in America's food system. Lucie Amundsen is a self-described "reluctant farmer" and co-owner, with her husband Jason, of Locally Laid Egg Company, a ranch enterprise in Duluth that supplies pasture-raised eggs to markets in Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. When this plucky couple - with no real agricultural experience between them - decided to leave their professions to start up a mid-sizes chicken farm, Amundsen applied her considerable writing talents to a part memoir, part exposé about the experience. It's a humorous tale, but behind the humor, however, Amundsen reveals some alarming truths about today's egg and poultry industry, along with insights on what we can all do to turn the situation around.