In no particular order:
Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators are Revolutionizing How America Eats by Katherine Gustafson. The author explores alternatives to the industrial food system, including a farm truck that picks up goods from local producers and brings them to urban locations, producer co-ops, food grown hydroponically in storage containers. So far, so interesting.
2. Year of Plenty by Craig Goodwin. A Spokane pastor and his family spend a year changing the way they approach food, going local, simple and greener.
3. Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet--All on $5 a Day or Less by Linda Watson. Given my penchant for Thrifty Cooking, I'm looking forward to this one. Speaking of thrifty, we've just enjoyed Meals #9 and 10 from our Skagit Turkey (see "Lucky Thirteen" post for details): Turkey-Star Soup. It made a ton, and my 10YO son even said, of his own volition, "This is really good soup" (!!! These are the moments you live for!).
As a foodie, a tightwad, and a wannabe good global citizen, you can see where these books fall in the sweet spot. Sometimes I just want to know I'm not the only person on the planet who wants to wring thirteen solid meals out of one organic, humanely-raised, local turkey.
Join me for a little reading?