Recommended Reading from the Linton Farmers’ Market

Local and Traditional Food Cookbooks

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm to Table Recipes for the Traditional Food Lifestyle

by Jennifer McGruther

The Nourished Kitchen not only teaches how to prepare wholesome, nourishing foods, but also encourages a mindful approach to cooking and a celebration of old-world culinary traditions that have sustained healthy people for millennia.

Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen: Wholesome Master Recipes and Meals to Make with Them

by Jennifer McGruther

In Broth and Stock, Jennifer McGruther, an authority in the traditional foods movement, illustrates why a good broth or stock is the foundation of amazing and wholesome cooking.

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

by Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison celebrates the seasonality of produce from farmers’ markets across the country in this beautiful and sophisticated cookbook.

Cooking from the Farmers’ Market: Shop, Cook, & Eat

by Jodi Liano, Tasha DeSerio and Jennifer Maiser

Cooking from the Farmers’ Market will show you how easy and satisfying it is to practice “farm-to-table cooking” in your own home.

Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm

by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann

Earth to Table is an extraordinary, gorgeously illustrated collection of reflections and recipes in the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Matters.

Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America’s Farmers

by Janet Fletcher

A celebration of America’s farmers and a guide to joining the eating local movement.

Local Food Production and the Industrial Food Industry

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

by Michael Pollan

Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore’s Dilemma has changed the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

by Michael Pollan

This eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, reconsider what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

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Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

by Michael Pollan

Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food.

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan

With Cooked, Michael Pollan closes the seed-to-table loop with a passionate exploration of the satisfying transformation of grilling, braising, baking, and fermenting–and their primal roots.

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Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

by Marion Nestle

By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies, this book will forever change the way we respond to the food industry’s marketing practices.

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What to Eat

by Marion Nestle

As an aisle-by-aisle guide to the grocery store, What to Eat has become the definitive guide to making healthy and informed choices about which foods we should and should not eat.

The Farmers’ Market Book: Growing Food, Cultivating Community

by Jennifer Meta Robinson and J.A. Hartenfeld

This book examines this national phenomenon through the story of the market in Bloomington, Indiana, and considers the social, ecological, and economic power of farmers’ markets.

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

by Eric Schlosser

This exposé reveals how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world.

Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It

by Karl Weber

Expanding on the powerful documentary’s themes, the book Food, Inc. will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about giant agribusiness and how our food is processed.

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating

by Jeffrey M. Smith

Unknowingly, Americans eat genetically modified food every day. In Seeds of Deception Smith describes genetic engineering and explains why it can result in serious health problems.

The New Farmers’ Market: Farm Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities

by Vance Corum, Marcie Rosenzweig & Eric Gibson

The New Farmers’ Market covers the latest tips & trends from leading-edge sellers, managers and market planners all over the country to help you succeed at farmers markets.

Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

by Jane Goodall

The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue-taking a stand for a more sustainable world.

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating

by Mark Bittman

From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that’s as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health.

Homesteading and Traditional Food Lifestyles

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

by Barbara Kingsolver

This enthralling narrative is about the Kingsolver family, who vowed for one year to only buy locally raised food, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it.

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love

by Kristin Kimball

From a graceful, luminous writer with an eye for detail, this riveting memoir explores a year on a sustainable farm—and the real world epitome of Michael Pollan’s food philosophy.

Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy, Six-Acre Homestead

by Jenna Woginrich

Farm City meets The Omnivore’s Dilemma in Cold Antler Farm, a collection of essays on raising food on a small homestead, while honoring the natural cycle of the “lost” holidays of the agricultural calendar.

5 Acres and a Dream: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead

by Leigh Tate

Based on her popular homesteading blog, 5 Acres & A Dream, Leigh Tate shares how she and her husband Dan are facing the challenges of trying to establish a self-sufficient homestead.

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Foods, and Saving the Family Farm

by Forrest Pritchard

Gaining Ground is a beautiful and nourishing true story of an accomplished self-taught farmer trying to save the family farm with a sustainable, organic operation.

Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres

by Pam Dawling

Targeted at serious growers, Sustainable Market Farming is a comprehensive manual for small-scale farmers raising organic crops sustainably on just a few acres.