Drumroll, please... Just in time for spring garden planning, Grocery Gardening is now on the shelves at Barnes and Noble, Home Depot and Lowe's. It's packed with tips for planting, preparing and preserving 25 of your favorite fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Eat local. Grocery Gardening guides you from planting the first seeds to preparing delicious meals to preserving produce for winter months. For those items you can't grow yourself, the book explains how to buy quality produce, while supporting your local farmers and communities. Nutritional facts are scattered throughout.
A community effort. You may remember the story about how Grocery Gardening happened. The four authors (above) met on Twitter, and used social media to reach thousands of readers before the book was finished. Readers contributed family recipes, personal photos and garden stories, while others provided real-time feedback from around the globe to the authors during the project.
Win a free copy. Enter to win an autographed copy of Grocery Gardening. Simply leave a comment for Seasonal Wisdom by Feb. 14 and tell us:
- Your favorite fruit, vegetable or herb, and...
- Your favorite way to eat it
The winner will be randomly selected on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
It seems only fair to select the winner on this day as we're talking about the love of produce, after all. We can't wait to hear your thoughts, and thanks to everyone who has contributed to this book so far.
Want more? Hear Jean Ann Van Krevelen of Cool Springs Press explain how social media was a driving force behind the creation of Grocery Gardening.