Recommended books:

The Farm by Ian Knauer

Smith & Hawken: The Gardener’s Community Cookbook by Victoria Wise

The Fresh 20 Cookbook by Melissa Lanz

The Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook

The Victory Garden Cookbook by Marian Morash

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Hertzberg & Francois

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day by Hertzberg & Francois

Anything by Jenny Rosenstrach

Anything by Alana Chernila

Anything by Rick Bayless (although I’m especially fond of Mexican Everyday, More Mexican Everyday, and Salsa That Cook)

The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman. Not just for moms, dads and non-parents will find great recipes and lots of practical tips in this book.


Ready to up your local foods game? Local Harvest can help you find a farmer’s market or community-supported agriculture farm. They also have tips to help you choose what works for you and how to get the most out of it. I posted my tips in May 2015.