"Jasia Steinmetz breaks the process (of eating local) down, presenting her argument for fresher food, using shopping savvy and excellent recipes throughout. Eat Local
is a must for those who want to join in on the local food movement throughout the country." - Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch Dec. 2011
"Will your summer include shopping at a farmers' market? Do you want to enjoy food more and feel that what you eat is truly healthy? If so, this "Eat Local" handbook will help you personalize whole food choices and ask questions of the people who grow your food. This guide provides answers for the beginning locally-grown shopper as a well as the more advanced. Enjoy!" – Julie Metcalf Cull, R.D., author of Food for Life: A Guidebook to Better Eating, Better Living
About the Author
Jasia (Jayne) Steinmetz,
author of Eat Local: Simples Steps to Enjoy Real, Healthy & Affordable Food, is a teacher and gardener who believes that good food is vital for good health - and that local, sustainable food is good for not only ourselves but our society. She and her husband, Jeff, live in rural Wisconsin where they grow most of the produce they eat during the year and purchase directly from farmers for the rest of their meals. Jasia's passion is to educate people about the impact of their food choices and to promote a food system that is sustainable for generations.
Jasia is a founding member and current Board member of the Central Rivers Farmshed, a community group which promotes local food and supports local farmers. She is also a food and nutrition professor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the School of Health Promotion & Human Development, as well as a Registered Dietitian whose teaching career focuses on health promotion and sustainable, local food systems. Her areas of expertise include sustainable food systems, community food security and community nutrition.