Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers by Janet Fletcher certainly applies to the vegetable gardener gathering their fresh produce right from their kitchen garden outside the back door. This beautiful book packed with 150 recipes and profiles of 10 farm families offering shares of food to consumers is filled with ideas for people who want to cook fresh food for their families. Luckily the recipes include familiar and unfamiliar vegetables to help the cook learn how to prepare various new dishes.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a community coming together to support the local farmer by purchasing shares of food and sometimes volunteering to work for the farmer in growing, harvesting, and delivering the produce. The shares include seasonal produce such as herbs and fresh vegetables during the local growing season. This idea dates back to the 1880's but has had a re-birth with the interest in purchasing local and organic food at farmers' markets and local farms.
I recommend Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America's Farmers for you, my dear readers, because the variety of veggies are amazing and the recipes will be fun to prepare and to test for your family's taste.