Q&A

DEAR NEW FARM:

I'd like to find out more specific information about sustainable production of blue agave cactus for production of tequila and who is doing it.

Thank you,
John Gelwicks
California

 

DEAR JOHN:

Our friend and colleague Laura Sayre reviewed a book on that very subject recently. Here’s what Laura had to say:

I don't know too much about sustainable agave production aside from
what I learned from Ana Valenzuela-Zapata’s and Gary Nabhan's book. I assume you read the review.

So I would definitely recommend the book itself for further info.

You might also look at the New Farm articles in a series on Mexico
that Don Lotter did for us, for instance this one on pulque, Pulque: Mexico’s unique and vanishing drink. And this one on agave, In Agave country … and no one can afford to grow it!. You can find the whole series in the columns archive.

I hope that's helpful!

Good luck,
Laura

NF

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