"Peek behind the Market Tent with Food Gypsies of Lovejoy"

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A heartwarming book that will take readers on a memorable journey to a small town called Lovejoy.

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Food Gypsies Of Lovejoy. Authored by Sarah Lynn Roussos, this book invites everyone to sit back and enjoy a humorous and heartwarming walk down the seemingly pristine and orderly streets of the small rural town of Lovejoy, precariously tucked between progress and pride.

The first in a series of novels chronicling the “agri-preneurial” journey of food from the field to the fork in a small town of America, Food Gypsies of Lovejoy provides readers an unorthodox view of the field-to-fork movement told through the juicy and the just gossip-mills, which bind the townspeople of Lovejoy. Unlike most novels in this genre, it is a touching yet poignant journey seen through the eyes of the motley collection of producers and growers within the market tent rather than those on the more civil consumer side of the counter. It is sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone and tug at their heartstrings as they accompany the townspeople and witness a cavalcade of dirt swept under everyone’s carpets, and uncover more skeletons than cobwebs in their closets.

Using the seasons—summer, autumn, winter and spring—as its four major divisions, Food Gypsies of Lovejoy encompasses a story of a different life, unique people, relentless endeavors, and a small town rich in history and wonderful tales. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
After a lifetime of cosmopolitan living, the jaunt from veteran educator to accomplished writer came serendipitously for Sarah L. Roussos when she and her family moved to a rural town in Loudoun County, Virginia and purchased a ten-acre farm. With the move came the culture shock of realizing that groceries and malls were far removed and it would become paramount to learn to become a good farmer or become very accomplished at seeking out exceptional growers and providers. Almost immediately, she became known as the “Herb Lady” growing enough to launch her company Green Alchemy Herb & Mercantile Company which piqued her interest in selling her teas and herbal products through regional Farmer Markets. Eventually, Ms. Roussos saw great potential in creating stronger viable links between regional producers, national groceries and high-profile restaurants. In time, Ms. Roussos and her husband, Peter, established Agro-Depot Farmer-Direct Markets assisting farmers and producers in selling their goods at traditional Agro-Depot farmer markets, to chefs, and through a seasonal ordering catalog, year-round. The Agro-Depot Markets were showcased by Discovery Communications, Dow Lowens Corporation, and Les Dames de Escoffier.

Ms. Roussos has also had the privilege of participating as a writer for the national publication, Tea Room Magazine, offering a regular stream of articles pertaining to the humor and honesty associated with celebrities, food, and the business conducted while sipping tea. She has had the unique privilege of interviewing struggling farmers, enthusiastic foodies, and a slew of celebrity chefs and notables, all with delightful stories about their personal experiences with food.

Food Gypsies Of Lovejoy * by Sarah Lynn Roussos
Publication Date: May 6, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 237 pages; 978-1-4568-8457-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 237 pages; 978-1-4568-8458-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-8459-8

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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