Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Chapters 13-15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 is titled “Life in a Red State, August.”

Barbara sates that smaller farmers are being forced to make decisions as they search for ways to continue to survive as small farm owners. In some cases, those choices are clear; in other cases, the farmers are pushed to take chances in order to figure out new ways to make a profit. The Appalachian Market was one way some farmers came together to try to keep their farms. Overall, the farmers had a new market with a better way to sell their product, but it was still risky. At one point, farmers delivered tomatoes based on a grocer's agreement to buy. At the last minute, the grocer backed out, opting for a slightly cheaper product from a distant market. With no binding contract, the grocery store was free to do so. Many of the...

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