CSA Book Club

Now that summer is almost here, that stack of books on the bedside table may finally get read. There are so many interesting and inspiring books about sustainable food and farming out there, we thought that it may be fun if some of use try to "get on the same page" (cue groaning at the pun) and start an informal CSA book club. Any suggestions for what to read?


#1 Ellen Hahn : CSA Book Club

Of course, Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is essential reading for anyone interested in good wholesome local food or those of us moving toward becoming a "locavore" (purchasing and consuming only food and food products grown within a set distance from home). I also highly recommend Michael Pollan's "Ominvore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food," both of which provide thought-provoking discussion in support of local sustainable food production.

This summer, I picked up "How to Pick a Peach" by Russ Parsons. Besides describing how to select, store, preserve and eat the many varieties of fresh food available, it includes lots of yummy recipes. I'm craving peach pie just thinking about it!