In case you hadn’t noticed, Northfield’s blogosphere is humming (Northfield.org here, Monkey See Monkey Read here, Just Food Co-op here) with the news that Atina Diffley of Organic Farming Works will be in town this week to speak about her new book, Turn Here Sweet Corn.
Why do I say "no bullshit" in my blog post title?
She was featured on the front page of the Strib’s Variety section last week:
- Hey, soil sister: Atina Diffley
- Portrait of author Atina Diffley
- Author Atina Diffley tells a farming tale rooted in history
and the last paragraph of the main article:
The book deserves a wide audience, Dooley said. "I pray it doesn’t get pegged to a category. This is literature. It’s every woman’s story, about land use and food but also about resilience and being yourself." And even though Diffley finally caved to using cosmetics, she’s still very much herself, Dooley said. "There couldn’t be anyone more genuine. There isn’t a lick of bullshit in her."
I guess cuss words are aok in a family newspaper if someone is quoted using them.
Atina has at least one connection to Northfield that I know of. Her kids went to Prairie Creek Community School.
You can buy her book from Jerry Bilek at Monkey See Monkey Read bookstore in downtown Northfield.