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It turns out that the best thing you can do for your own health, and for the vitality of your community, is just what our grandparents did: eat fresh food, grown locally, from producers that you know and trust. Daedalus has long been dedicated to this sort of sustainable agricultural community—including supporting and even managing farmers' markets—and we can recommend a number of books about the advantages of bringing fresh local produce to the table.

Have a favorite farmers market? Send us an email  thesimplelife@daedalusbooks.com with your picks.

 
 
 
 
 At Home on the Range
 

At Home on the Range

Margaret Yardley Potter. Elizabeth Gilbert, foreword.
 
ListPrice: $24.00
Sale Price: $4.98
 
While unpacking boxes of old family books, Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert ...(Read More)

 
 Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America
 

Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America

Douglas Gayeton.
 
ListPrice: $35.00
Sale Price: $14.95
 
Our current way of producing food isn't healthy for us or our planet, says artist, activist, ...(Read More)

 
 Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
 

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets

Deborah Madison.
 
ListPrice: $26.00
Sale Price: $17.95
 
In this bountiful and beautifully illustrated collection of seasonal, regional recipes, San ...(Read More)

 
 Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods
 

Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods

Tracey Ryder & Carole Topalian.
 
ListPrice: $29.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
The cofounders of Edible Communications, publishing a series of some 65 local food magazines, ...(Read More)

 
 Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food
 

Grocery Gardening: Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food

Jean Ann Van Krevelen, with Amanda Thomsen, Robin Ripley & Teresa O'Connor.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
If you want to eat fresh, local foods affordably, or if you've thought about starting your own ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Botany of Desire
 

The Botany of Desire

Michael Pollan.
 
ListPrice: $16.00
Sale Price: $9.95
 
In this ingenious turnabout of conventional thinking, James Beard Award-winning food and ...(Read More)

 
 Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
 

Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America

Wenonah Hauter.
 
ListPrice: $19.95
Sale Price: $13.95
 
Detailing the corporate takeover of American food production, this book makes clear the corrosive ...(Read More)

 
 Food Rules
 

Food Rules

Michael Pollan.
 
ListPrice: $11.00
Sale Price: $6.95
 
Simple, sensible, and easy to use, this compact guide from the author of The Omnivore's ...(Read More)

 
 Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
 

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Michael Pollan. Maira Kalman, illus.
 
ListPrice: $23.95
Sale Price: $15.95
 
"Eat food, mostly plants, not too much." First published in 2009, Michael Pollan's ...(Read More)

 
 Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
 

Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

Pam Dawling. Lynn Byczynski, foreword.
 
ListPrice: $34.95
Sale Price: $24.95
 
A contributing editor at Growing for Market magazine, Pam Dawling has been an avid vegetable ...(Read More)

 
 
 Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories
 

Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories

Susie Middleton.
 
ListPrice: $28.00
Sale Price: $12.95
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Part cookbook, part memoir, this book chronicles a year of ...(Read More)

 
 Alluring Lettuces: and Other Seductive Vegetables for Your Garden
 

Alluring Lettuces: and Other Seductive Vegetables for Your Garden

Jack Staub. Ellen Buchert, illus.
 
ListPrice: $16.99
Sale Price: $4.98
 
Charmingly profiled and illustrated with original color drawings, this book features 75 eminently ...(Read More)

 
 The Fresh and Green Table: Delicious Ideas for Bringing Vegetables into Every Meal
 

The Fresh and Green Table: Delicious Ideas for Bringing Vegetables into Every Meal

Susie Middleton. Annabelle Breakey, photos.
 
ListPrice: $24.95
Sale Price: $16.95
 
In this follow-up to her Fast, Fresh and Green, which shared simple techniques for achieving ...(Read More)

 
 Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats
 

Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats

Laura C. Martin. Patrick Martins, foreword.
 
ListPrice: $17.95
Sale Price: $6.98
 
(2011 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner) A former garden columnist at the Atlanta ...(Read More)

 
 The Organic Cook's Bible: How to Select and Cook the Best Ingredients on the Market
 

The Organic Cook's Bible: How to Select and Cook the Best Ingredients on the Market

Jeff Cox.
 
ListPrice: $40.00
Sale Price: $9.98
 
An essential resource that explains organic food—what it is and how to enjoy it—this is ...(Read More)

 
 
 Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day
 

Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day

Marie Simmons.
 
ListPrice: $29.95
Sale Price: $5.98
 
"Fresh food is more convenient than packaged," proclaims Marie Simmons, and she proves ...(Read More)

 
 The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook
 

The Pure Joy of Monastery Cooking: Essential Meatless Recipes for the Home Cook

Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette.
 
ListPrice: $35.00
Sale Price: $9.98
 
This is Brother Victor's first fully illustrated cookbook, with color photographs throughout of ...(Read More)

 
 Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid
 

Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid

Melanie Rehak.
 
ListPrice: $25.00
Sale Price: $2.98
 
Always a passionate cook and food lover, Melanie Rehak became a more thoughtful eater as well after ...(Read More)

 
 The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds, and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot
 

The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds, and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot

Chip Brantley.
 
ListPrice: $25.00
Sale Price: $4.98
 
Since the dawn of agriculture, people have tinkered obsessively to develop fruits that are hardier, ...(Read More)

 
   
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