Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland by Janine MacLachlan, PDF, 0252078632

July 9, 2017

Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland by Janine MacLachlan

  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008Z1CIYW
  • ISBN-10: 0252078632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252078637
  • File Format: PDF

 

In this splendidly illustrated book, food writer and self-described farm groupie Janine MacLachlan embarks on a tour of seasonal markets and farmstands throughout the Midwest, sampling local flavors from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She conducts delicious research as she meets farmers, tastes their food, and explores how their businesses thrive in the face of an industrial food supply. She tells the stories of a pair of farmers growing specialty crops on a few acres of northern Michigan for just a few months out of the year, an Ohio cattle farm that has raised heritage beef since 1820, and a Minnesota farmer who tirelessly champions the Jimmy Nardello sweet Italian frying pepper. Along the way, she savors vibrant red carrots, slurpy peaches, vast quantities of specialty cheeses, and some of the tastiest pie to cross anyone’s lips.
Informed by debates about eating local, seasonal crops, organic farming, sanitation, and biodiversity, Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland tantalizes with special recipes from farm-friendly chefs and dozens of luscious color photographs that will inspire you to harvest the homegrown flavors in your own neighborhood.

An Incredible Resource

This book is an ode to the farmers markets of the midwest, it includes some great simple recipes from some of the top chefs driving sustainable food and tasty food in the midwest. The pictures are beautiful and she is incredibly comprehensive in a very easy to read way covering everything from what exactly is for sale, who are the farmers, what are their farms about, how do you shop a market and just plain providing tons of accurate information about the different farmers, market managers and she is able to describe the personality of all these markets.

So for anyone needing a farmers markets 101, or who is curious about one in their area this book is very approachable, easy to flip through because of all the beautiful photography, some great recipes and it shows how much in love she is with the farmers markets, you will be too when you read this book!

This is book is going to become one of my “go to” books when it comes to the markets. I think it would be a great holiday present because it is visually stunning, and has a lot of terrific ideas! Love it!

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