Local Food Resources

 

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people. ~Elizabeth Berry

 

Local Food Information

 

Placer Local Food Alliance – Placer County local food listserve, great information on classes, animals and plants for sale etc… sign up by e-mailing PLFA-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

Basic Local Food information  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_food

 

Top twelve reasons to eat locally  http://www.locavores.com/how/why.php

 

Placer Grown – Placer county local food network and information  http://www.placergrown.org/

 

Placersustain Local Foods forum –  http://placersustain.org/community/category/blog-categories/agriculture/placer-local-food-movement

 

Eat Local Directory and information – http://placersustain.org/community/category/blog-categories/agriculture/placer-local-food-movement

 

 

Local Farmers Markets

 

Foothill Farmers Market home page  http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com/index.html

 

Placer County Farmers Market schedule  http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com/schedule.html

 

El Dorado County Farmers Market http://www.eldoradofarmersmarket.com/farmersmarket/edh_Sunday.aspx

 

Downtown Sunday morning Farmers Market  http://www.yelp.com/biz/sunday-farmers-market-sacramento

 

Sacramento Area Farmers Markets  http://www.california-grown.com/Market-times.html

 

 

Gardening

 

A great site for basic gardening information and very comprehensive  http://www.howtogardenadvice.com/

 

A video for gardening basics  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv1KLDPf8YY

 

Master Gardeners site for a lot of great gardening information  http://pcmg.ucanr.org/

 

Organic Gardening basics  http://www.dfsgardenclub.org/organics/veggies.htm

 

 

Blogs

 

Placer County Real Food blog  http://placercountyrealfood.com/placer-county-real-food-blog/

 

A link to a list of Davis Local Food Blogs  http://daviswiki.org/Local_Food_Blogs

 

A Table in the Sun  http://localfoodcalifornia.com/

 

University of California Wellness Site  http://www.berkeleywellness.com/

 

 

Nutrition

 

Boosting health with local food from the NY Times  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/06/boosting-health-with-local-food/

 

Health benefits of local food  http://cnpnc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=20&limitstart=2

 

A nice blog piece on local food and nutrition  http://vtnutrition.wordpress.com/blogs/eating-locally-and-nutrition/

 

Health benefits of local food  http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/nutritional-benefits-local-food

 

A really good article on local food nutritional benefits  http://chge.med.harvard.edu/resource/local-more-nutritious

 

Books

 

Placer County Real Food Cookbook by JoAnne Neft and Laura Kenny http://placercountyrealfood.com/purchase/

 

The Art of Real Food by JoAnne Neft and Laura Kenny  http://www.theartofrealfood.com/

 

Cooked by Michael Pollan http://michaelpollan.com/books/cooked/

 

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked US by Michael Moss http://www.amazon.com/Salt-Sugar-Fat-Giants-Hooked/dp/1400069807

 

Food Rules by Michael Pollan http://michaelpollan.com/books/food-rules-illustrated-edition/

 

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan  http://michaelpollan.com/books/food-rules-illustrated-edition/

 

Food Matters by Mark Bittman  http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/mark-bittman-on-why-emfood-mattersem.html

 

Local Choices by Geiser, Amstutz, & Kline http://www.amazon.com/Local-Choices-Karen-S-Geiser/dp/1933753161

 

The 100-mile Diet by Smith and MacKinnon http://www.amazon.com/The-100-Mile-Diet-Local-Eating/dp/0679314822

 

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Vegetable-Miracle-Year-Food/dp/0060852569

On Food and Cooking: the Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee http://books.google.com/books/about/On_Food_and_Cooking.html?id=bKVCtH4AjwgC

 

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon  http://www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Traditions-Challenges-Politically-Dictocrats/dp/0967089735

 

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser  http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Food-Nation-Dark-All-American/dp/0547750331

 

Understanding Nutrition by Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Nutrition-Eleanor-Noss-Whitney/dp/1133587526/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365739899&sr=1-1&keywords=understanding+nutrition

 

Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation  by Amy Brown http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Food-Amy-Christine-Brown/dp/0538734981/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365739951&sr=1-1&keywords=understanding+food+amy+brown