Monday, May 24, 2010

Fresh Food, Fresh Books

Tis the season for fresh fruits and vegetables, farmers markets and road stands. I am in love with local produce!

I can't wait for the first South Hadley Farmers Market. Last year we had some really great vendors. (Including bread from El Jardin, vegetables and herbs from Farmacy Gardens, meat from Leyden Glen Farm, and more!)

While I have to wait until June 3rd for the first South Hadley Farmers Market I am flipping through a few of the best cook books that pay homage to eating local. These books have some great recipes that I can't wait to try out on my fresh produce!

By Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian
John Wiley & Sons
"This book is a feast for the eyes, mind and palate." - Publisher's Weekly.

Morning Glory Farm
By Tom Dunlop
Photos by Alison Shaw
Vineyard Stories

This book is about one of the most famous farms on Martha's Vineyard. It is sure to become a family treasure and classic with it's wonderful pictures and simple yet delicious recipes. Definately a cookbook every New Englander should keep on their shelf!

Eating Local
by Janet Fletcher & Sur La Table
Andrews McMeel

This beautiful cookbook has over 150 recipes inside and 10 stories about CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms across the country. Including the area's own Red Fire Farm, in Granby, Mass.

I hope that reading these books will inspire you to not only seek local food but to savor some really awesome recipes as well!

See you at the next farmers market!



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