You may be familiar with The Fabulous Beekman Boys from their TV show on Planet Green. This sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking behind the scenes account of their impulse decision to buy a neglected farm and house in Sharon Springs, NY will make you stop and think about whether the life of a farmer is really for you. From dealing with gardens and goats to figuring out how to make the farm a profitable enterprise so that they could quit their jobs, this is a story of community support, relationship ups and downs, and the immense satisfaction that can result from making a meal entirely from food you've grown yourself. Many of us may never have the time, money, opportunity, or desire to live the farming life, but The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers will give you a taste of what it might be like. Another of my favorite unexpected farmer books is Catherine Friend's Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn. Check these out, and then go visit your local farmer's market and support the folks doing the work!