This summer I have had a huge reading list and this book really stands out among those I have read. Not only do I love Temra Costa's book because of the 30 stories of inspiring women changing the way we eat, I also love it because it was a transformative read. I asked Temra Costa why she wrote Farmer Jane and she said, "Because women's stories need to be told. Also, I wrote it to educate and inspire action and change in our food system."
|Click above to meet the inspirational women of Farmer Jane|
There are so many great tips on how a woman (or a man) can find easy ways to provide her family with healthy, whole, local and sustainable foods, that I came away from reading the book with a feeling that I can and should feed my family better foods through knowing my farmer, protecting my local farmer's way of life and supporting locally sourced food production.
Each of the books chapters focuses on the areas of change that women are leveraging to bring greater sustainability back to our plates. Every chapter features profiles of women and ends with "Recipes for Action" which give actionable steps to help us follow through with the concepts discussed - ideas for how you as a farmer, eater or an owner/employee of a food business can join in.
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I highly recommend picking up this book. It is a quick, easy read that, much like the movie Food, Inc, will give you a new thought process and direction when it comes to food. I know it is in bookstores but if you want to order online, you can get more information by clicking the picture of the book above.
I also recommend following along with Temra's Blog. Tons of timely info on the sustainable food revolution!
Next I will be reading, This Borrowed Earth - by Robert Emmet Hernan...will let you know what I think!
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