On Down the Road
About the Book
Hazelnuts are a family affair on this farm, going all the way back to great-grandpa Elmer. Each year the family produces 20,000 tons of hazelnuts sold in Oregon, California, and overseas. This is the sequel to Grandpa’s Orchard. It is a love letter to the farm, to all farmers, to agriculture, and to the hazelnut. Understand her pride and humility in being part of such a tradition and heritage.
There is a place where magic happens each year—a place where stories, music, good food, family, and friends come together year round. … Grandpa and Dad are hardworking farmers who have learned and passed on the respect of the land, the hazelnut farm, and the place they call home.
—Jennifer M. Martin, MSW
Beautiful prose from a deep and thoughtful place that will appeal to all ages. Kirk is at once playful and sentimental; the recipe is just right as she conjures images of family and farms, Oregon and coffee, rain and autumn nights. I want to go to this magically hazelnut place.
—Kelly Patrick Robbins, father, husband, and outdoor educator
About the Author
Darcy Thomas Kirk lives in Independence, Oregon, with her family where they farm a third generation hazelnut farm. She attended Oregon State University and worked for Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom, aligning agriculture projects with state educational standards for seven years.