Radio Program – July 27, 2007 – Local Munching – Jessica Joyal

Vermont Online Library (call 496-3913 and ask Deborah for the password)

For this topic, try searching on localvore, or on organic food. I found several interesting articles which are included in the table display at the Warren Public Library.

Jessica’s recommendations (all books at the Joslin Memorial Library, unless otherwise indicated).

The Ethics of Eating:Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver (641.097) (Warren has this, plus audio)

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben (306.3) (also at Warren)

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser (394.1) (also at Warren)

Harvest: A Year in the Life of an Organic Farm by Nicola Smith and Geoff Hansen (630)

Near A Thousand Tables: A History of Food by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (641.3)

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (394.1) (also Warren, plus audio)

Organic Gardening:

The Essential Kitchen Gardener by Frieda Arkin (635)

In Good Hands: The Keeping of A Family Farm by Charles Fish (974.3) (also Warren)

Successful Small-Scale Farming by Karl Schwenke (630) (also Warren)

The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening by Ron Krupp (635.9) (also Warren)

Cooking With Natural Foods:

The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for A Better Body, Life, and Spirit by Andrew Weil and Rosey Daley (641.5) 

Moosewood Restaurant New Classics: 350 Recipes, Homestyle Favorites and Everyday Feasts by the Moosewood Collective (641.5)

Putting Food By by Janet Greene of Wilmington, VT (641.4) (also Warren)Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant by the Moosewood Collective (641.5)

Not owned by the library, but available through Interlibrary Loan:

The New Farmers’ Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers, & Communities by Vance Corum (New World Publishing, 2005)

Summer in a Jar: Making Pickles, Jams and Moreby Andrea Chesman of Ripton, VT

Also check out:

The Vermont Fresh Network ( ) – Creates partnerships between the state’s chefs and food producers. On the organization’s calendar is a culinary celebration (August 5th this year) at Shelburne Farms, as well as a number of Farmers’ Dinners at member restaurants.

*August is the Eat Local Challenge month – with workshops, dinners & other stuff going on around the state, to make the challenge fun & educational:

And books from the Warren Public Library (in no particular order):

You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise by Joel Salatin (one of several books by this author) (636.2)

Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt on Vegetables–Seasonal Recipes and Stories from a Community Supported Farm by Farmer John Peterson and Angelic Organics (641.65)

How to Live on Almost Nothing and Have Plenty: A Practical Introductin to Small-Scale Sufficient Country Living by Janet Chadwick (630)

The Country Journal Book of Vegetable Gardening by Nancy Bubel

The Kitchen Garden: Fresh Ideas for Luscious Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers and Fruit by Norma Coney

The End of Food: How the Food Industry is Destroying our Food Supply – and What You Can Do About It by Thomas F. Pawlick

The Cheeses of Vermont: A Gourmet Guide to Vermont’s Artisanal Cheesemakers by Henry Tewksbury

Root Cellaring: The Simple No-Processing Way to Store Fruits and Vegetables by Mike and Nancy Bubel

Your Country Kitchen: A Treasury of Fine Cooking. How to Brine, Brew, Salt, Smoke, Dry, Press, Pickle and Preserve by Jocasta Innes

The Complete Guide to Growing Berries & Grapes by Louise Riotte

Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine

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