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"...The work of winter starts fermenting in my head
how with the hands of a lover or a midwife
to hold back till the time is right

force nothing, be unforced
accept no giant miracles of growth
by counterfeit light

trust roots, allow the days to shrink
give credence to these slender means
wait without sadness and with grave impatience

here in the north where winter has a meaning
where the heaped colors suddenly go ashen
where nothing is promised…"      From This is my 3rd and last address to you -  by Adrienne Rich  

Hungry City

by Carolyn Steel.  An incredible history and survey of the side by side development of agriculture and the urban environment. 

Kitchen Literacy

Why we're eating what we're eating

Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew

"Samuel Fromartz's valuable 2006 history. There were 3,706 U.S. farmers' markets in 2004, double the number there were a decade earlier."

Another Turn of the Crank

Wendell Berry rules. 

The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution

Great book. Excellent history especially on Julia Child and Craig Claiborne and how they got started. 

The Omnivore's Dilemma

Everyone's reading The Omnivore's Dilemma.  Get it from the library so you're not the last one who's heard of it.  It's excellent.

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

Interesting especially for the information about how grocery stores are set up and how they get their food.  Scary too. 

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, and Lactic Fermentation

By the Gardeners and Farmers of Terre Vivante dans La Belle France. How-to information on things like digging your own root cellar/sand pit and making your own sauerkraut. 

Deep Economy

How eating sustainably, close to home is the best security against both global warming and bio-terrorism.  One of the "must-reads."

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Run don't walk to buy this book and read it immediately, preferably over a slice of homemade pie. 

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