If you're interested in cooking, health and the environment, locavore is a word you should know! What is a locavore? Anyone who strives to eat locally grown food can consider themselves a locavore. A lot of the fruits and vegeatables you find in the supermarket is grown hundreds or thousands of miles away and shipped great distances to reach the produce department. The San Francisco bay area based group Locavores provides great information on the locavore movement on their website.
If you're interested in learning more about buying locally grown produce, or creating your own backyard garden, the library has several wonderful books on the subject:
More than 200 recipes focusing on locally or homegrown foods are featured in this delightful guide to seasonal eating! The author also includes tips on how to store and preserve produce so that it can be enjoyed year round!
This book presents the nutritional principles of Chinese Medicine, along with seasonal eating. Included in the book are over 35 gluten-free recipes and tips for creating shopping lists, planning meals, and whipping up a quick and healthy snack!
This guidebook provides deatiled instructions on producing all the ingredients for healthy meals at home, from vegetable gardens to beehives. Much of the information in this book was provided by the staff of Sunset Magazine's popular blog, One-Block Diet.
This cookbook is full of delicious recipes made with foods from the garden or farmers market and designed to promote health and well-being. The author also includes tips on how to select the best quality ingredients to provide the most nutrition and tastiest flavor!
Beautiful and with over 150 recipes, this cookbook not only demonstrates how to incorporate fresh, local ingredients into everyday meals, but also introduces the reader to the family farms that are working to change the foods we eat, one plate at a time!