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Club Book presents Lucie Amundsen

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. Amundsen holds an MFA from Hamline University and is a past contributor to the Star Tribune and Reader’s Digest Association. When this plucky couple – with no real agricultural experience between them – decided to leave their professions to start up a mid-sized chicken farm, Amundsen applied her considerable writing talents to a part-memoir, part-exposé about the experience. Kirkus Reviews recommends Locally Laid highly, stating: “The author’s skepticism and her husband’s optimism collide to create a laughable tale.” 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.


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Event date: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rum River Libary
4201 6th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303
Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - From Scratch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634222
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Avery Publishing Group - March 1st, 2016