Jodi Torpey reviews Heirloom Harvest on her blog, “Vegetable Gardener”:

Jodi Torpey reviews Heirloom Harvest on her blog, “Vegetable Gardener”:

“Amy Goldman is an artist in every sense of the word. Not only is she dedicated to preserving heirloom vegetables, but she’s written some of the most beautiful books about growing them… Her newest effort, Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures, is a stunner. Instead of capturing the glorious colors of freshly harvested …

Non Morris praises Heirloom Harvest and Amy’s work in conservation on her blog, “The Dahlia Papers”: 

Heirloom Harvest is gripping because it is the story of one person’s life and the garden they have made and how one stage of the journey lead to another… Equally compelling are the book’s startlingly rich daguerreotype photographs by Jerry Spagnoli… There is an inviting, shimmering softness to many of the photographs but perhaps it is the depth of tone – one critic describes it brilliantly as ‘an austere sepia’ – which surprises me into looking more closely. The technique is wonderful for capturing the roughness of earth-caked vegetables or for the almost gritty surface of the ‘Tyson Pear’ and there is a wonderful, clear, light-catching quality to photographs such as ‘White Currants’.” Non Morris, The Dahlia Papers (December 2015)

Matthew Wilson writes an At Home feature story, “Awash with Squash: Philanthropist Amy Goldman,” in The Financial Times: 

“It doesn’t take long for the secrets of Amy Goldman’s upstate New York farm to be revealed… The contents of Goldman’s squash barn are the result of more than 25 years of growing and experimentation with heirloom vegetables on the 200-acre farm, chronicled in her latest book, Heirloom Harvest…At every turn the impression is of endless bounty, and of generous, studious, and, above all, thoughtful custodianship.” Financial Times (November 2015)

A wonderful discussion of Heirloom Harvest, complete with photo gallery, in Photo Daily News:

“The photographs in Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures, published this fall by Bloomsbury, are the result of a 15 year collaboration between two people immersed in old ways of doing things… What began with photos of a few squash that Goldman brought to Spagnoli’s Chelsea studio eventually grew into days spent on the farm, …