I am so happy to introduce you to Lindy Mayberry Sellers who has just written and published her book, From Farm To Market: Stories of Farmers & Artisans in the Carolina Piedmont. Her book is filled with endearing short stories, beautiful photographs and a sprinkling of recipes.
Lindy lives on a 12 acre hobby farm in the beautiful Southern Piedmont of North Carolina with her husband and three children. During the summer months, you can find her selling handcrafted soaps, jams, jellies, breads and photography at the farmers market.
When she is not selling at the market you might find her tending to her garden, sewing with vintage patterns, painting a barn quilt or sewing a real one one, making herbal teas, taking photographs, growing flowers or just trying to do things the old fashioned way.
She has been involved with farmers markets both as a patron and a vendor since she was 18 years old. Since that time she had gotten to know some wonderful people and heard their fascinating stories of how and why they became vendors. She figured it was time for others to hear their stories too, and that’s when she decided to write a book.
“My summer was spent driving thousands of miles and spending hundreds of hours, conducting interviews and taking pictures,” Lindy says. Originally, the purpose for writing the book was to inspire people to get out and enjoy their local farmers markets. But after spending time with the families she interviewed, the reason for the book became so much more.
She adds, “The people who bring their vegetables, flowers, breads and other goodies to the markets every week are such hard working and passionate folks. After each interview, I walked away with a spring in my step and joy in my heart. There are some genuinely good folks out there in the world, and many of them have been featured in my book. I felt humbled after every single interview.”
Lindy also pays tribute to the swift success my book writing system offered her. She says, “I bought Ann’s book on May 6th and after reading it through, I wrote down my Mother Lode Goal – to have a box of books on my front porch to sell or give by October 31st. Well, guess what? I made that goal…a week early! I will have a box of books on my porch by October 23rd!” Wow Lindy, just a little over six months from start to published!!
This book is a wonderful piece of nostalgia, a keepsake masterpiece. Lindy’s photography is beautiful, and it’s a book that just makes you feel good!
From Farm To Market: Stories of Farmers & Artisans in the Carolina Piedmont will be available for purchase on October 30th on Amazon.com.
Congratulations Lindy, I’m so proud of you!
Learn more about Lindy and her new book at:
www.sweetharvesthomestead.com (great blogs!)
PS – Lindy’s blog about Carl the baby llama made me cry!