Farmer Nick and Farmer Charlie are olive guys. They are neighbor farmers who raise two different varieties of olives, Sevillano and Manzanillo. Farmer Nick worked in olive orchards all through high school, and Farmer Charlie started farming after he was an adult. Text with photographs of Farmer Nick and Farmer Charlie tell the story of how olives are grown. From the Farm to the Table series are books about agriculture designed for second and third grade readers. The text of each book highlights second grade vocabulary words. Author Kathy Coatney runs an olive farm with her husband, and has spent the past 20 years working as a freelance photojournalist specializing in agriculture.
Kathy Coatney has worked as a freelance photojournalist for 20 years, starting in parenting magazines, then fly fishing, and finally specializing in agriculture. Her work can be seen in the California Farm Bureau magazine, Ag Alert, Farm Progress’ Beef Producer magazines, West Coast Nut Guide magazine, and TimberWest magazine. The From the Farm to the Table children’s stories are her latest project.read more