1. Food

Local Foods Books & Cookbooks

By purpose, spirit, or organization, these books will show you how to cook seasonally and eat locally all year round. From simple weeknight meals to celebratory feasts, these cookbooks contain recipes that use foods in season together and keep quality ingredients -- not fussy methods or elaborate techniques -- front and center.
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  2. Local Foods Cookbooks (26)

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
A review of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

At Home on the Range: A Cookbook Presented by Elizabeth Gilbert
Re-issue of a cookbook written by Elizabeth Gilbert's great-grandmother in 1947.

Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food
A grocer's guide to food from San Francisco's famous Bi-Rite Market.

The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat
The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat by Joshua and Jessica Applestone and Alexandra Zissu is a must-have for anyone interested in ethically raised meat..

Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail
The authors of Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail explore their love of chiles while also seeing how climate change is affecting one of North America's greatest gifts to the world.

Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge
"Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge" by Gordon Edgar recounts his over-decade of manning and developing the cheese counter at a co-op in San Francisco.

Deeply Rooted by Lisa M. Hamilton
A review of Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness by Lisa M. Hamilton.

Food Trucks by Heather Shouse
Heather Shouse explores the wide and wonderful world of food trucks around the country – their food, their recipes, their stories.

The Accidental Farmers by Tim Young
Read about an arduous journey from suburban professionals to livestock farmers and homesteaders.

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg
Four Fish by Paul Greenberg explores each of the four fish – salmon, tuna, bass, cod – in depth.

The Locavore's Handbook
Eating local... on a budget!

Vanishing of the Bees

Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
A review of "Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life" from the view of local foods, cooking, and eating locally.

The New American Olive Oil by Fran Gage
A review of The New American Olive Oil: Profiles of Artisan Producers and 75 Recipes by Fran Gage.

The One-Block Feast by Margo True
The One-Block Feast by Margo True chronicles the extraordinary efforts of the staff of Sunset magazine to source seasonal feasts from a single block in suburban California.

Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale
A review of Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe.

Renewing America's Food Traditions
Review of Renewing America's Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most Endangered Foods

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Barnyard In Your Backyard

Chick Days: Raising Chickens from Hatchlings to Laying Hens

Keep Chickens! by Barbara Kilarski

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

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