Ditching the Drive-Thru
teaches some very valuable lessons
to thoseseeking and learning about good food procurement direct form farms. Asan organic produce grower in Pennsylvania for the past 22 years, I cantell you Ms. Winch's knowledge is spot-on and this book is real and aninvaluable tool to understanding our food system
. She speaks from thevery real platform of being a mom who cares about family health andfarms. Her advice for "how-to-do" is practical and gained fromexperience and passion.
─ Terra Brownback, Spiral Path Farm
Our fixation on food is palpable, confirmed by the proliferation of cooking shows and the Food Network's success. But too much of this is aspectator sport. More of us need to get into the game and participate.It's time to leave the sidelines. It's time to play the game. NatalieWinch is both mentor and coach.
A more perfect example of middle-classAmerica could not exist.
─ Joel Salatin, farmer, author of Folks, This Ain't Normal, featured in the award-winning documentary Food, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
After an exhausting day at work, hitting the drive-thru or nuking a pre-fab meal is all too often the go-to decision for feeding a family. Cooking a meal from scratch using fresh ingredients can seem beyond the average persons time, energy, or financial means.But with mounting evidence pointing to processed food and our industrial food system as the culprits behind many of our nations health problems including obesity, diabetes, and cancer its now more important than ever to be fully informed about what goes on your familys dinner plates. If youre ready to take control of your food choices but dont know the difference between grass-fed versus grain-fed, pastured versus free-range, or organic versus sustainable, read this book to discover: * How to create your own thirty-month plan to convert your family from junk food to real food, without a revolt! * Recipes and advice on planning and prepping meals so you can make home-cooked a habit for your family * Instructions for getting the most out of produce using techniques such as lacto-fermentation, dehydrating, and canning * An introduction to the world of farm-direct sales, including tips on locating local farms, seeing through marketing buzzwords, and shopping with CSAs