A letterpress book of 5 essays and linked images, printed with handset type, polymer plates and relief printed images on a hemp and cotton paper specifically made for the project by Lynn Amlie, Papermaker at the University of Iowa Center for the Book Paper Facility. Bound in the vade mecum format with a flax wrapper cover, stab binding and hanging strap. Edition of 10. Printed while in residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN with additional funding from the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Candidates must complete an application form, including two essays about why they would like to participate in the program and what they consider to be the most important challenges and opportunities facing the produce industry today. Each class is selected in a confidential process by an independent committee of the United Fresh Board and leadership alumni. Eligibility is limited to representatives of United Fresh member companies, and all candidates must have the support of their companies to participate. Individuals are chosen from a broad cross-section of the produce industry, reflecting the breadth of United Fresh’s membership.