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The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook

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Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Workman Publishing Company
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Jackie
I had to have this cookbook. Had to. While I am currently a urban apartment dweller, my heart and soul are those of a gardener and a foodie. Some folks do fantasy football or create virtual farms on Facebook, but me, I read gardening and cookbooks like novels and create beautiful fantasies of the wondrous things I will grow and make someday. And this book will keep me in lovely dreams at least until the farmers markets start up and I can start to cook some of these tantalizing recipes.
Nora
Good book for the basics plus of gardening. Recipes are good but way too much cream! If i wrote a cookbook it would be too much butter. LOL
Sarah
Gardening can be a tricky thing. Between choosing what and when to plant, what type of soil you have, how much water, sun, fertilizer and space the seedlings need and how to deal with all those darned weeds, what should be a relaxing pastime can quickly turn into a neurotic episode. Of course, even if all the variables are in your favour, your garden harvest may fail horribly... or you may find yourself with more tomatoes and peppers than you know what to do with! The Four Season Farm in Harbors ...more
Pechluck Laskey
The extensive background and experience of this couple really shows in the first half of the Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook, which actually focuses on the Garden rather than food recipes- you can interpret it really as the first half being a Garden "Cook"book, and then the second half is the Table, with the promised 120 recipes and traditional cookbook.

I have been an urbanite whose gardening skills never have been explored more than growing a few of my favorite herbs of basil, dill, thyme,
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Heidi
I won this book and just received it today. I'm not sure how one goes about reading a cookbook so I scanned through it and am so excited to try some of the recipes. I'm generally not a cookbook sort of person and just have a couple of standards, of which this will become one.

The first 1/2 is all about gardening, setting up your beds, preparing the soil, what to plant when, etc. I am not a gardener for 2 main reasons. 1 - no time and 2 - mosquitos. If I was interested in starting to garden it wou
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Rachael
Good garden info, good recipes. I like the part garden/part cookbook angle of it - fleshes out the reason we garden in the first place. I could've used some more Winter food (but not a focus on all preserves) and planning ideas but as usual the pair, Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch deliver as the experts they are.
Britt
This is a must have for the first time gardener... Or for anyone who likes to cook what they grow. I found advice that lead to heavily ladened tomato plants by the first of June. As a first time gardener, I found the advice solid and it kept my plants alive and thriving. I can't wait to try out some of the recipes. Stuffed Squash Blossoms—Enough said.
Carol
I loved the gardening portion of this book but thought the cookbook portion was just okay.
Darlene
Lots of good ideas for fixing your garden produce or ones you buy.
Mr Bill
"The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook" by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman is a goodread's first reads giveaway that I thought was just going to be a vegetable cookbook, but turned out to be so much more. It tells you what, when, where and how to grow all sorts of vegetables and then how to turn them into delicious recipes (and not just vegetable recipes but appetizers, soups & salad, egg dishes, pasta dishes, meat dishes and even desserts). There are many colorful pictures to help alo ...more
Kim
The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook

A nifty book that fits well with the shifting focus onto whole and organic foods. The author's describe how to create a garden, what to grow, how to harvest it, and then how to cook it in tasty and healthful dishes. The book is lavishly and beautifully illustrated. A must own for any gardener and those interested in cooking wholesome, organic foods for their families.
Sarah
What a great collection of gardening tips and information from 20+ years of experience. Combined with a wonderful cookbook to top it off! :)
Jan
There are some great recipes to be found here, I can't wait to try some of them.
Amylou
This book makes me really want a garden. Awesome book!!!
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Barbara has worked professionally in the field of horticulture since 1977. She writes, consults and lectures on gardening and farming and is owner of Four Season Farm, an experimental market garden in Harborside, Maine.

Barbara writes a weekly column for for The Washington Post called A Cook's Garden. She is also the author of The Garden Primer and Theme Gardens and her writing has been published e
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