A fascinating exploration of America's food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollan's bestselling Omnivore's Dilemma Change Comes to Dinner takes readers into the farms, markets, organizations, businesses and institutions across America that are pushing for a more sustainable food system in America. Gustafson introduces food visionaries like Mark Lilly, who turned a school bus into a locally-sourced grocery store in Richmond, Virginia; Gayla Brockman, who organized a program to double the value of food stamps used at Kansas City, Missouri, farmers' markets; Myles Lewis and Josh Hottenstein, who started a business growing vegetables in shipping containers using little water and no soil; and Tony Geraci, who claimed unused land to create the Great Kids Farm, where Baltimore City public school students learn how to grow food and help Geraci decide what to order from local farmers for breakfast and lunch at the city schools. Change Comes to Dinner is a smart and engaging look into America's food revolution.
In 1950, at least 70 percent of Montana's food was grown in Montana. Many states used to have robust local-food economies, but that has changed drastically around the country in recent decades. National-scale food businesses beat out community-oriented small and medium-sized operations, laying waste to the infrastructure that once supported thriving local-food economies. There is rising interest in again making food a local affair. But jump-starting a locavore economy is a tricky business. To cut down the massive distances that the vast majority of food eaten in the United States travels before it reaches dinner plates, communities must work to nurture "a cascading effect" by which each piece of a local-food economy enables and then reinforces the others to create a robust, cost-effective network. Locavore U.S.A. introduces readers to some brave, hard-working souls in western Montana who are building their own such network piece by piece. In the process they are uncovering a key way to transform our industrially dominated food system. The following ebook is taken from the book Change Comes to Dinner.
Join popular author and Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie around the dinner table for good conversation and spiritual nourishment with your family.Compiled from the widely successful One Year Dinner Table Devotions and Discussion Starters, this 40-day devotional is the perfect gift for families of all ages, providing: Solid biblical insight on major topics and themes in Scripture Reflection questions to engage the whole family and encourage spiritual discussion Daily verses to read and memorize Over the course of the next forty days, your family will develop a deeper understanding of who God is, what he is like, and what he expects from all of us. Coming together around the dinner table, your family will embark on a journey of understanding why we need a Savior and what it means to place our faith solely in Jesus.
A celebration of seasonality and the farmers and artisans whose products have inspired 150 original recipes. The Farmers Dinner Cookbook: A Story in Every Bite is a celebration of seasonality and the farmers who work tirelessly to bring the best food to market. Since 2012 the Farmers Dinner has sold out 61 consecutive pop up dinners without once repeating a menu item. The 150 original recipes created for this cookbook reflect that same commitment to locally-sourced, seasonal originality and innovation. While chefs Keith Sarasin and Chris Viaud rely on New England for their ingredients, this book will inform readers everywhere how get the most out of each season through techniques like preserving, fermenting, and canning. Along with the recipes, The Farmers Dinner Cookbook tells the stories of the farmers and artisans whose products are used to compose these dishes, highlighting the importance of knowing where your food comes from.