Jenny Kurzweil

Selected Works

Nonfiction
A celebration of the farmers who grow our food. ...engaging... a stirring testament...
--Seattle P-I

Jenny Kurzweil


By day, Jenny Kurzweil is a nonprofit communications professional. By night, she is mother of two boys and partner to a superstar middle school English teacher. When not doing nonprofit type things, washing dishes, being a Little League mom, or folding laundry, she writes. Her first book, Fields that Dream: A Journey to the Roots of Our Food (Fulcrum Publishing) was released in 2005. The project was inspired by the ten years she spent as a professional cook with a passion for organics and seasonally based menus.

Her articles have been published in Science Careers,Science, Winds of Change Magazine, Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education, Journal for Minority Medical Students, HopeDance, California Certified Organic Newsletter, and Bricolage. She recently had an essay in the anthology Mamas and Papas.

Jenny is working on a memoir about the three women who influenced her most and what it was like to grow up in a radical feminist lesbian Jewish post-Communist household. She and her family live in Santa Cruz, California.

Learn more about Jenny's professional work at LinkedIn.