Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget

Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget

by Leda Meredith
     
 

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Leda Meredith offers practical, down-to-earth advice as she guides foodies, home cooks, and anyone else interested in the locavore movement through the process of incorporating locally grown foods into meals. Drawing from her own locavore experience, she discusses budgeting; sourcing, growing, and preserving food; shopping efficiently; and supporting local

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Leda Meredith offers practical, down-to-earth advice as she guides foodies, home cooks, and anyone else interested in the locavore movement through the process of incorporating locally grown foods into meals. Drawing from her own locavore experience, she discusses budgeting; sourcing, growing, and preserving food; shopping efficiently; and supporting local merchants and planet Earth. Everyone, including time-pressed, cash-strapped urbanites with mini-refrigerators and zero storage space, will find inspiration and a host of helpful ideas.

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Publishers Weekly
Expanding on 2008's Botany, Ballet and Dinner from Scratch, which chronicled a year of eating nothing that wasn't produced within 250 miles of her Brooklyn home, locavore and urban gardener Meredith presents a practical guide best suited to conscientious foodies in the New York City area. Though much will be familiar to locavores and devotees of Michael Pollan--including the benefits of seasonal eating and the problems of conventional farming methods--Meredith sums up the issues well. Tips on sourcing (particularly from Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) groups), community and urban gardening, and composting provide concrete, succinct steps toward greener food consumption. Meredith also provides thorough tips for getting the most out of farmer's market purchases, including standard meats and produce as well as less familiar foods like fiddlehead ferns and currants; she also provides instructions and steps for preserving a summer bounty and the dos and don'ts of foraging. Though she closes with a list of web references for any zip code, Meredith's more specific tips-and there are many-are largely confined to New York.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762762675
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Leda Meredith has become New York City's "locavore emiritus." She is the author of Botany, Ballet and Dinner from Scratch, a memoir with recipes about her year of eating only foods grown within a 250-mile radius of her home in Brooklyn, New York, and has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, in the New York Times and Post, and on locavore blogs and websites. She is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden specializing in edible and medicinal plants. In addition to teaching ongoing classes, Leda regularly leads foraging tours, and speaks and leads seminars at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Genesis Farm, Stone Barns Institute, Woodbridge Garden Club, and The Herb Society of America. Leda details her locavore lifestyle on her blog, Leda's Urban Homestead: ledameredith.net/wordpress.

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