This giveaway is now closed. But you should keep reading because it’s a great book…and the pictures are pretty.
I took a stroll through the Menlo Park Farmers Market on Sunday morning. I haven’t been to a farmers market in quite a while. And I have to tell you, I’ve been missing out. I can’t believe what a great mood that visit put me in. I can’t explain it. I felt inspired and happy all day.
Our friend Brian from San Diego emailed me one day and said I needed to connect with his friend Amelia, who was from the Bay Area and supposedly had a great cookbook. Well, I got in touch with Amelia and Brian was right…her cookbook is great, and it’s all about wonderful farmers markets! Once Amelia and I connected, she and Brigitte (her co-author) immediately sent me a lovingly signed copy of North Bay Farmers Markets Cookbook. And then…it sat on my shelf for months - it’s been such a crazy year! But I finally pulled it out this week and it’s wonderful. Lots of inspiring information about farmers markets and oodles of great recipes, peppered with stories of individual farmers from the North Bay. It’s a lovely read. And the book inspired my acorn squash yesterday. Which ended up being delicioso!
The book also inspired my little visit to my own farmers market this past weekend. Farmers markets are always invigorating for me. I love interacting with the farmers themselves, knowing that the food is local and oftentimes organic. And, more than anything else, FRESH. Nothing beats fresh, in-season food. Nothing.
Brigitte and Amelia want to share their book with you, so they are giving away FOUR copies of the book! If you’d like to enter for your chance to win North Bay Farmers Markets Cookbook, please add a comment to this post by Midnight PT on Sunday, 10/24. Four winners will be randomly-selected and announced on Monday, 10/25. And it doesn’t matter if you live in the North Bay or not…I don’t, and the book is still applicable to my life, as it will be to yours!
As you know, I’ve thought a lot this year about how the way we eat affects the environment. I love seeing the growth of farmers markets across the country and an increased interest around eating locally and seasonally. It gives me great hope!