Vermont Locavore's Guide

I’m delighted to be introducing you to a book

project we think you might find of interest: The Vermont Locavore’s Guide

We’ve just launched our kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of the

book and are looking for places like yours that might be interested in

spreading the word about the book through a blog post or mailing to your

list.

 

Our goal is to provide a resource that connects all of the different parts

necessary to bring Vermonters closer to their food and food producers. The

Guide is organized into five main sections, "The On Ramp", "Recipes",

"Producers", "Products", and "Starting a Garden Co-op". The goal of "The On

Ramp" is to help readers decide what their next actions are so that they can

start eating more local food. "Recipes" is a collection, month-by-month, of

recipes featuring only ingredients that can be grown in Vermont and that are

available in-season or preserved in that month. The "Producers" chapter

provides a huge list of Vermont farmers and other food producers that sell

directly to consumers, broken down by county. "Products" describes most foods

that can be grown reliably in Vermont, when they're in season, how to

preserve them, links to recipes in the Guide that use them, and links to the

producers that grow or raise them. "Starting a Garden Co-op" builds upon

Cécile's prior experience and takes readers through the steps necessary to

organize members of their own neighborhoods, communities, or families to

collaboratively produce food on their own.

 

Feedback about "The Vermont Locavore's Guide" has been enthusiastic as you

can see below!

 

Rural Vermont's Ben Hewitt, also the author of "The Town That Food Saved: How

One Community Found Vitality in Local Food" said, "The Vermont Locavore's

Guide is an essential resource for anyone looking to deepen their connections

to place and food. It should be read like a good meal is eaten: Slowly and

with gratitude for all it affords."

 

"I'm excited for Vermonters to get their hands on a copy of The Vermont

Locavore's Guide. The more we can do to connect people to local farms and

producers, the more of our money stays in the local economy. Not only that,

but as Vermonters get to know their farmers and can discuss the practices

they use—conventional, GMO-free conventional, or organic—the more certain

they can be that they are spending their money on the food they prioritize

for their values," said organic farmer and Lieutenant Governor David

Zuckerman.

 

You can find more information about the book at

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeremyhansen/the-vermont-locavores-guide.