Farmer John's Cookbook
The Real Dirt on Vegetables

by Farmer John Peterson and Angelic Organics


Farmer John's Cookbook

Join the real food revolution with a true pioneer in the Community Supported Agriculture movement—Farmer John Peterson and his farm, Angelic Organics. Angelic Organics is a leader in community supported gardening and biodynamics, helping to connect people with their food, their farmers, and healthful living.

This is the companion book to the critically acclaimed documentary "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" (directed by Taggart Siegel), which has won awards at major film festivals worldwide. This companion volume features exciting recipes grouped by season and by vegetable, provides cooking tips, serving suggestions, and evocative descriptions of each dish, and teaches readers new ways to use a surplus of basil, cabbage, tomatoes, or whatever veggie is plentiful.

Also included in the book is an Illustrated Vegetable Identification Guide and tips on long-term vegetable and herb storage and preservation methods (such as freezing, drying, canning, and lactic acid fermentation). Whether you grow your own veggies, spend lingering mornings at the farmer's market, or pluck your produce from shelves at the local supermarket, Farmer John's Cookbook is an invaluable resource on growing, cooking, and storing real food and a guidebook to starting a veggie revolution in your hometown.

The movie and DVD release, "The Real Dirt on Farmer John," documents the dramatic failure of Farmer John's conventional farming operation and its resurrection into a thriving, organic CSA farm!

"[Farmer John is] part of a movement that connects to the same movement that Alice Waters has helped lead and facilitate, coming from another part of the system."
     —Al Gore, in his introduction of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, San Francisco's Castro Theatre, June 2005

About the Author

Lifelong farmer John Peterson runs Angelic Organics, one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture farms in the United States. John brings the discipline of farming in the Midwest to his winters of writing in Mexico. John's essays have been featured in books and articles, including in The Sun, Growing for Market, Biodynamic Magazine, Lilipoh, and Community Farm News. John makes public presentations about farming to groups and conferences worldwide. He lives in Illinois.


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Farmer John's Cookbook
The Real Dirt on Vegetables

by Farmer John Peterson and Angelic Organics
Gibbs Smith
360 pages; Paperback; $29.95
ISBN: 1-4236-0014-2
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