Amy Goldman & Victor Schrager in conversation with Jennifer Solow of Edible Hudson Valley about "The Melon"

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Amy Goldman and photographer Victor Schrager will talk with Jennifer Solow, Editor of Edible Hudson Valley about the garden’s crown jewels—and Amy Goldman’s lifelong passion and calling -Melons! Goldman's new book THE MELON will entice and educate, whether you are a passionate gardener, a locavore, or simply delight in the inherent beauty and evanescence of the fruits of the vine!

Amy GoldmanVictor SchragerJennifer Solow, Edible Hudson Valley

L to R: Amy Goldman, Victor Schrager, Jennifer Solow

Melon and watermelon are now among the world’s most important vegetable crops. The 125 varieties illustrated and described in THE MELON comprise 85 melons and 40 watermelons from all over the globe. Their stories are as diverse as the melons themselves. Produced by Amy Goldman in collaboration with celebrated photographer Victor Schrager over the course of nine years, THE MELON is a cut above their award-winning melon book MELONS FOR THE PASSIONATE GROWER, published in 2002. In the intervening years, Goldman has grown as a gardener and has learned a lot more. She has taken advantage of recent research findings that informed her thinking on crop history and best cultural practices. In addition to the stunning portraits and beauty shots and detailed descriptions of melons, THE MELON includes in-depth sections on picking and choosing melons and watermelons in the market, growing them in the garden, and saving pure heirloom seeds. Mouth-watering recipes by renowned cookbook author Mindy Fox complete the journey from seed to table.

Amy Goldman is a gardener, author, artist, and well-known advocate for seed saving, plant breeding, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. Her mission is to celebrate and catalogue the magnificent diversity of standard, open-pollinated varieties, and to promote their conservation.
Goldman is described as “perhaps the world’s premier vegetable gardener” by Gregory Long, President Emeritus of the New York Botanical Garden. She has authored four books, including three that have earned the American Horticultural Society Book of the Year award: Melons for the Passionate Grower (2002), The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower’s Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds (2004), and The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table (2008), and Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures (2015), illustrated by Jerry Spagnoli.

Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not be used at this event but can be made available with advance notice. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures Cover Image
By Amy Goldman, Jerry Spagnoli (Photographs by), M Mark (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781620407776
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 27th, 2015

The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World's Most Beautiful Fruit Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596912915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 12th, 2008

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