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If you prefer to cook with fresh, local ingredients, then you'll love Fresh Food Nation
. Whether you get your produce from the supermarket or the farmer's market — or subscribe to a local community-supported agriculture (CSA) group — you'll enjoy delicious, nutrient-rich, recipes that highlight everything from artichokes to zucchini.
125 recipes from family farmers. Fresh Food Nation celebrates fresh produce with 125 recipes developed by the people who know it best — family farmers who grow, harvest, and sell fresh fruits and vegetables. They share special family secrets for enjoying the fruits of their labors — simple prep-to-plate hints for cooking from scratch with fresh, wholesome ingredients.
Farm-fresh, delicious, and good for you. Whether you're a dedicated locavore, a foodie, or someone who just wants to eat healthy, Fresh Food Nation delivers recipes, techniques, and inspiration for preparing fresh fruits and vegetables in exciting new ways. It's your guide to truly enjoying the just-picked greens, tomatoes, corn, berries, and just about anything you purchase, whether it's from your local farm stand, outdoor market, or right from the supermarket.
More than a cookbook! Not only do the family farmers in Fresh Food Nation share information about their CSA, but you'll also learn what you might experience should you choose to join one. Fresh Food Nation deepens our awareness of nature's bounty and it also pays tribute to the future of family farming and communities rooted in the farming heritage.
Fresh Food Nation
is at the intersection of a big need and a big trend. The need is for recipes, techniques, and inspiration for fresh produce, especially vegetables. The trend is the growing desire to eat local and connect with the source of our food — not just because locally grown food is fresher and tastier, but because it offers emotional, environmental, and food safety benefits.
CSAs (community-supported agriculture organizations)are the latest wave in the rising tide of eating local. Having a share in a CSA is a more intimate and committed way of cooking with super-fresh fruits, vegetables, and even dairy products, poultry, meat, and bread. Regardless of whether you are a CSA member, frequent your local farmer’s market, or buy produce at the market, Fresh Food Nation offers simple, delicious, intriguing recipes for seasonal, fresh produce.
Fresh Food Nation at its heart is a great basic vegetable and fruit recipe book, but it is wrapped in a very timely and relevant concept — eating with the bounty of the season, family farming, coming together to distribute food to the community — making it, in essence, the new “community” cookbook.
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