Each month of the year is full of special holidays and both official and unofficial designations for celebration.
June is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month , so we’ve put together a list of books that will help you grow, cook, and preserve your favorites.
From the eternally useful and pungent garlic, to the piquant and imperiled chile pepper, to wondrously tasty weeds, and succulent squashes, we’ve got the book for you. All these titles are on sale for 25% off until June 24th.
Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm  by Didi Emmons
When creative chef Emmons meets eccentric and inspired farmer Eva Sommaripa, delicious recipes emerge from unusual plants.
Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail  by Kurt Michael Friese, Kraig Kraft, Gary Nabhan
Over a year-long journey, an agroecologist, a chef, and an ethnobotanist set out to find the real stories of America’s rarest heirloom chile varieties.
Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for Organic Gardeners and Small Farmers  by Ron L. Engeland
The definitive grower’s guide written by a small scale farmer who makes his living growing over 200 strains of garlic. Commercial growers will want to consult this book regularly.
Whole Foods Companion: A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foods by Dianne Onstad
What if you could have information about more than 400 foods at your fingertips? You can find it all in the new edition of Whole Foods Companion.
The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times  by Carol Deppe
Goes beyond traditional gardening guides, giving readers the tools to be self-reliant no matter what the world throws their way. Includes growing and cooking information on five key crops: corn, beans, squash, potatoes, and eggs.