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Julia Shanks- chef, entrepreneur and multi-engine instrument rated pilot - received her professional training as a chef at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Aviation Psychology, and MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from Babson College.
Julia's passion for cooking began when she was 12 - years old, cooking her way through the Time-Life Cookbooks. As a chef, Julia worked in restaurants around the country, developing a taste for fresh, local and seasonal foods.
Today, Julia consults with restaurants, farms and food producers, helping them maximize profits and streamline revenues. in her tiny, urban garden in Cambridge, MA, she harvests vegetables seven months out of the year.
Brett Grohsgal has been the chef in 8 establishments and cooked in seven others, from New England to Louisiana to California and at sea, and over a twenty year period. Brett earned a Bachelor's degree in Botany from Berkeley and a Master's in Soil Science from North Carolina State University. As Brett's passion for cooking great foods evolved he began growing his own produce and in 1996 he and his wife, Dr. Christine Bergmark, bought 100 acres of prime land in Lexington Park, Maryland.
Brett manages Even' Star Organic Farm for reliable harvests and for respectful environmental stewardship. Brett and his treasured crew harvest crops year-round for restaurants, grocery stores, universities, and farmers' markets. The driving force of the farm since 2004, however, has been its CSA, which serves over 200 families in the winter months and 300 families in the summer.
Even' Star remains committed to the ideal that life is too short, and farm life too arduous, to ever grow or eat boring foods.
Always the first cookbook I open when looking for a delicious, simple way to prepare my veggies, whether from my CSA share, the farmers' market, or the grocery store. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric Becker
What a fantastic guide to managing your fresh food!! The index and the organization of this is spectacular, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the concisely written yet informative... Read morePublished 6 months ago by JRH
This book is SUPER helpful with our weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery, because it's organized by vegetable. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lindsay
This book is a must-have! Coming home from the farmers market with bags of seasonal veggies can be intimidating, especially for someone without a lot of experience in the kitchen. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Denise Chew
This had become my go-to cookbook for any and all fresh produce that comes into my home. I came across The Farmer's Kitchen through a friend's recommendation and ended up using 5... Read morePublished 7 months ago by H. Elibol
Really suffers by not having pictures. The recipes seem ok, but I wish it was organized by main ingredient as other farm market cookbooks are.Published 19 months ago by Deborah M. Bartram
Excellant cookbook with helpful tip on using up your CSA share. Try the vichyssoise with garlic scapes and add some scallion and chives.Published 20 months ago by METoland
I know they are good for you and I keep trying to eat more veggies, I really do. My spirit is willing to try, but my taste buds rebel at the thought of eating veggies. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nana Says
I won't buy a cookbook again for kindle. It is a nightmare to look up a recipe you want. A real book is so simple. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by Janet