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WATCH: Book Trailer for Growing Roots by Katherine Leiner

We frequently hear that the farming population of the United States is both dwindling and aging, as big agribusiness applies outlandish economies of scale to the tired soil. But at the same time there is a burgeoning population of young people getting back to the land in ways both practical and passionate. It’s happening in rural areas across the country, where farms have always been; and in cities as well, where access to healthy food is a growing concern. The local food movement has captured the imagination of many, and they’re finding ways to connect deeply with their nourishment, from starting community gardens and CSA farms, to regionally-focused restaurants and cafes.

Katherine Leiner’s book Growing Roots profiles several members of this new agrarian generation, and highlights their passion for food that is beautiful and good.

Watch this brief trailer to learn more!

Growing Roots is available in our bookstore.


The Etymology of Stock and Broth

Question: When you make soup, do you start with stock or broth? Answer: It depends. Rachael Mamane answers that question and others in Mastering Stocks and Broths, the definitive and most comprehensive guide on stocks, broths, and how to prepare and use them. As a special treat to celebrate the book launch, we’ve got an excerpt […] Read More

How well do you know your charcuterie?

Prosciutto. Andouille. Country ham. The extraordinary rise in popularity of cured meats in recent years often overlooks the fact that the ancient practice of meat preservation through the use of salt, time, and smoke began as a survival technique. All over the world, various cultures developed ways to extend the viability of the hunt—and later […] Read More

4 Books for Growing Food in Winter

Don’t let cold weather stop you from producing and enjoying your own food. For many, the coming of winter simply means cultivation moves indoors or under cover. Small farmers, homesteaders, home gardeners, and commercial growers can extend the growing season with techniques outlined in these essential books. There’s no need for urbanites and small-space dwellers […] Read More

Is My Broth (or Stock) Bad?

Are you planning to start the GAPS diet or any other diet aimed at boosting gut health this year? If so, chances are that stocks and broths are critical components. Even if you’re not changing the way you eat, but you often have pots of aromatic goodness bubbling on your stove, you may have wondered, […] Read More

A Simple Way to Grow Fresh Greens Indoors This Winter

Just because the temperatures have started to drop doesn’t mean you have to live without fresh greens until Spring. Author and gardener Peter Burke’s innovative method of growing soil sprouts indoors can help you grow nutrient-dense greens all year long at a fraction of the cost of buying at market. Burke’s book, Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening, is […] Read More
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