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    Author(s): Ben Amsden; Jesse McEntee
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Watts, Clifton E., Jr., eds. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 65-70.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Farm-based agri-tourism, home-based hobby farming, rural/urban farmers markets, and community-supported agriculture (CSA) are all examples of agriculturally themed activities that, for many, include a measure of leisure and recreation. While people once saw the farm primarily as a space for work and production, a new generation is beginning to see farms as family-oriented places to visit, experience, and learn. This suggests the emergence of a theoretical concept called "agrileisure" with roots in leisure studies, sociology, social psychology, and geography. This brief conceptual paper will explore the theoretical emergence of agrileisure.

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    Amsden, Ben; McEntee, Jesse. 2012. Agrileisure: Exploring the "fun" of local food. In: Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Watts, Clifton E., Jr., eds. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 65-70.

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