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Sustainable Food: A No-Fluff Guide To Farmers Markets And Eating Locally [Kindle Edition]

James Rockwell , Simple Self-Sufficiency
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What's the big deal about eating local food? Why bother? Is it so bad to go to the supermarket instead of the farmer's market, to buy frozen instead of fresh?

All this travelling food has a significant impact on the environment. In this age of climate change, carbon tax, and an increasing concern about human impact on the planet, it's no wonder many of us are looking for ways to reduce our personal carbon footprint. Eating locally grown and produced food is not only a good way to do that, it's quickly becoming essential to life on the planet. The less food has to travel, the less impact on the planet we have, both as individuals and collectively.

In this book you will learn all about how to use your local farmers' markets and other methods to eat locally in order to reduce strain on the environment and bring higher quality food to your kitchen.

As with all Simple Self-Sufficiency titles, this book is written in an interesting and readable manner, without all the "fluff". We aim to publish books in a way that will deliver to you all of the necessary information without going into an extreme amount of detail. We guarantee you will come out with an expanded knowledge of the topic, from a source you can trust, without having to take days to read about it. Enjoy!

Product Details

  • File Size: 355 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Simple Self-Sufficiency (May 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080L0YPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This book was really good. Unlike another no fluff guide I have read, this book contained lots of detail on the subject, and went beyond what was needed. It starts with a nice introduction of what a farmer's market is, with a photo. The guide explains many of the advantages of eating locally grown food. It talks about globalisation and how food can cause energy wastage and global warming through transportation. Then the advantages of supporting local producers are discussed. It puts money into the local economy.

The book explains how to buy locally, with strategies like starting small. It covers how some local food may be seasonal and only available at specific times of the year. The book is written for the American market, so times of year that things are listed as being available may not be the same in other countries, particularly those in the southern hemisphere. But the book clearly states the season details are for North America. The book also suggests sourcing food directly from farms and growing it yourself.

There are some really nice photos included in this book. Lush farm produce and a beautiful vegetable garden. The photos add to the book and are well placed.

Overall, this is a brilliant ebook. It covers the reasons behind why you should shop locally, how to do it, what to expect and how to go on further. Well written and easy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource September 3, 2012
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This is an excellent resource for those who want to understand how to go about eating locally. It covers such topics as growing your own foods (includes ideas on what those new to gardening should start with), farmers markets, pick-your-own farms and more. Included in the book are the various reasons folks ought to consider making the change to eating local foods. I got it when it was offered as a free download but having read it consider it worth the asking price. Highly recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars WASTE OF MONEY March 31, 2013
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I bought this book for some research project and it read as if you were in middle school. It was simplistic, and didn't offer anything new or insightful that I already didn't know or assume. It was repetitive and incredibly general. It also was FULL OF FLUFF.
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1.0 out of 5 stars not impressed March 19, 2013
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I am so glad this book was cheap. It may have been easy to read, but it offered little in content. No meaningful information. Save your money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars U gotta read this .. October 31, 2012
By grystar
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People who give of themselves, like the authors of this very informative book are what make humans great. This book is short (easy reading) and straight to the point. We can all benefit from it's content and direction. I highly recommend reading it, and it is FREE.
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