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The Resource The growing season : how I built a new life- and saved an American farm, Sarah Frey

The growing season : how I built a new life- and saved an American farm, Sarah Frey

Label
The growing season : how I built a new life- and saved an American farm
Title
The growing season
Title remainder
how I built a new life- and saved an American farm
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Frey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One woman's tenacious journey to escape poverty and create a billion-dollar farming business--without ever leaving the land she loved. The youngest of her parents' combined twenty-one children, Sarah Frey grew up on a struggling farm in Southern Illinois, often having to grow, catch, or hunt her own dinner. She spent much of her early childhood dreaming of running away to Hollywood, Chicago--or really anywhere with central heating. At fifteen, she moved out of her family home and started her own fresh produce delivery business with nothing more than an old pickup truck. Two years later, when the family farm faced inevitable foreclosure, Sarah gave up on her dreams of escape, and, at seventeen, took over the farm and started her own produce company there. Refusing to play by traditional rules, Sarah talked her way into suit-filled boardrooms, made deals with the nation's largest retailers, and became so legendary that the Harvard Business School published a case study on her negotiation skills. Today, Sarah's family-operated company, Frey Farms, has sold more than a billion dollars' worth of fresh produce, beverages, and consumer packaged goods, and has become one of America's largest fresh produce suppliers, with farmland spread across seven states. Thanks to the millions of melons and pumpkins she sells annually, Sarah has been dubbed "America's Pumpkin Queen" by the national press. The Growing Season tells the inspiring story of how a scrappy rural childhood gave Sarah the grit and resiliency to take risks that paid off in unexpected ways. Rather than leaving her community, Sarah found adventure and opportunity in one of the most forgotten parts of our country. With fearlessness and creativity, she literally dug her destiny out of the dirt"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frey, Sarah,
Dewey number
  • 338.7/63092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9010.F74
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frey, Sarah
  • Frey Farms
  • Women farmers
  • Women chief executive officers
  • Produce trade
  • Agricultural industries
Target audience
adult
Label
The growing season : how I built a new life- and saved an American farm, Sarah Frey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780593129395
Isbn Type
(hardcover) ;
Lccn
2019048607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The growing season : how I built a new life- and saved an American farm, Sarah Frey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780593129395
Isbn Type
(hardcover) ;
Lccn
2019048607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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