Freshly Picked: A Locavore's Love Affair with Bc's Bounty

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Caitlin Press
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5.9 X 7.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Jane Reid is a passionate locavore who fell in love with British Columbia's bounty one fruit and vegetable at a time. She enjoys exploring every corner of the province, finding new and beautiful places, visiting farmers markets, roadside stands, U-picks, orchards, and vineyards on the way. Jane loves to learn more about where, when, and how we get our food by talking with farmers, friends, and produce managers. Her writings on local harvests have appeared in Edible Vancouver & Wine Country magazines. She lives with her husband in Whistler, BC, where they not only ski, bike, and hike, but make valiant attempts to grow some of what they eat in their backyard.

"Jane Reid brings local eating closer to home than ever before. This book will leave you delighted, informed and very, very hungry." -- J.B. MacKinnon, co-author of The 100-Mile Diet
"Freshly Picked is a spectacular book for anyone interested in eating locally and seasonally. There is a virtual cornucopia of gastronomy, passion and detail in these pages. A must have in any food lover's collection." -- Chef James Walt, author of Araxi: Roots to Shoots: Farm Fresh Recipes
"After reading Jane Reid's tasty charm-bomb of a book, I will never pass by a homely rutabaga without a salute, nor a pile of tasselled corn without a nudge nudge, wink wink. Freshly Picked has me navigating the produce section at my local organic co-op with fresh awe--never have fruits and veggies seemed so wonderfully sexy, weird and miraculous." -- Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives
"Jane Reid's words land on the ear in the way the best summer berries land on the tongue. Her writing is a beautiful balance of entertaining and educational... I love her deep dive into specific fruits and vegetables, their intriguing histories and most cherished varieties. ... Her reasons for eating local are thoughtful and varied, from simple cravings for each season's ripest flavours, to the desire to support farmers and farming in her community." -- Debbra Mikaelsen, managing editor and co-founder of Edible Vancouver & Wine Country