The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook

The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook

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by Barbara Damrosch, Eliot Coleman
     
 

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Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’

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Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow.


The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to maximize the fruits—and vegetables—of your labors, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries.


And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs.


Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 09/15/2013
Organic gardening experts Damrosch (The Garden Primer) and Coleman (The New Organic Grower) operate Four Season Farm in Harborside, ME (fourseasonfarm.com). In this book's two sections (The Garden, The Kitchen), they deftly explain how to grow and prepare garden-fresh produce, covering topics such as soil preparation, crop selection, sowing, irrigation, and seed storage. Tasty seasonal recipes such as custard-stuffed baked tomatoes, roasted fennel with apricots, and chilled raspberry pie list variations and practical tips. The authors also include illustrations, charts, step-by-step photographs, and a resources section that addresses, for example, seeds, plants, books, and organizations. VERDICT Highly recommended for DIY-inclined readers who are interested in growing their own food.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761176817
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/19/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
File size:
41 MB
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Meet the Author

Barbara Damrosch is one of the nation's most respected garden experts and writers. She is the author of Theme Gardens and The Garden Primer and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post called "A Cook’s Garden." She appeared as a regular correspondent on the PBS series The Victory Garden, and co-hosted the series Gardening Naturally for The Learning Channel. She is the co-owner, with her husband, Eliot Coleman, of Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine, that is a nationally recognized model of small-scale sustainable agriculture.


Eliot Coleman started Four Season Farm in 1968 and soon after became a leading figure in the organic movement. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of organic agriculture for 40 years and is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook.

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The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RebeccaMazin More than 1 year ago
Within a few days of receiving the book I was able to use both gardening advice and some excellent recipes. It's a great concept and I look forward to preparing more recipes and trying to grow some veggies year round. I only wish I had the space and time to create a garden as complete as those in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbara and Eliot show a maturity in their approach to sharing with readers their avid love of gardening as they combine their growing and harvesting with the complementary actions of cooking and eating! Their writing has become more seasoned and focused as work has elapsed through time. I strongly recommend the purchase of the book as you will find it well thumbed and satisfying. It is filled with great illustrations and easily understood directions. enjoy the work; celebrate the harvest; share a table with those you love. I’d also recommend that you buy a copy of Conquer Your Kitchen… The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution Cookbook Reference Guide from Chef Jai Scovers as well and its companion cookbook, Simple, Healthy & Delicious... which is on sale here on BN. Like another reviewer, I am also a fan of the original book, The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution. It helped my sister and I lose over 30 pounds. Conquer Your Kitchen is filled with over 100 kitchen secrets guaranteed to save you time and money. The charts for food storage are worth the costs of the book alone. Who knew that you should never defrost meat on a counter top? Where Chef Jai tells you to do it makes a lot of sense. With Simple, Healthy & Delicious is filled with delicious meal ideas and recipes, with a healthy twist, like Lemon Shallot Scallops, the Ham & Herb Cheese and the Pound Cake French Toast, which I am going to use the Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe from this book for. Buy both!