Gershuny, Grace (interviewee)
Oral history with Grace Gershuny on history of NOFA and her involvement [LOW AUDIO VOLUME]: (00:00:15) Began involvement with NOFA in about 1975 with people in her neighborhood interested in organizing a farmers' market. (00:08:13) Certification was hard sell in first few years, and few felt that it made a difference in their markets, but turning point came in 1984. (00:11:15) Working on certification after 1977 and listed as being on the Board; Robert Houriet. (00:13:20) responses to Houriet's comments in his interview on early organization of NOFA and perception that it was male-run organization and move toward hierarchical structures; women and agriculture, ecofeminism. (00:17:15) Samuel Kaymen. (00:19:26) Met Jack Cook and left husband to live with him and began working at state coordinator. (00:27:01) Returned to Vermont in 1980 and decided to go to graduate school, still involved as program developer and on committees; (00:29:10) casting around to find a way to make things work, difficulties of trying to make a living while doing agriculture; ended writing her book. (00:35:56) Samuel Kaymen. Probably recorded at Gershuny's house.