Dishing Up the Dirt

The Farm Diaries, October 2020

October 6, 2020

SURPRISE!!!! I wrote another book! Two years in the making. Pre-pregnancy, pre-pandemic, pre-baby. And it’s hitting bookstore shelves nationwide next Tuesday (October, 13th)

I know I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog about our personal life over the past few years and haven’t done a “farm diaries” post in almost two years.  Life got busy! But I’m back and I want to share more here in the coming months. Not just recipes, but life updates as I used to share often in this space. So here we go! And first up, I want to share my new book with you all!

This baby landed on my doorstep two weeks ago and we celebrated with a little local bubbly and a family gathering to clink glasses and make dinner plans for the next year!! It took me almost two years to write this book (after swearing I’d never write another cookbook after my first one because it’s SO MUCH WORK!) But this book, this story, this idea, I just couldn’t shake. I had to get it in writing. I wanted to share this experiment that I committed to doing and continue to do with you all. Through stories, photos, recipes and resources. This book is for anyone and everyone who has a desire to feel more connected to the place they call home. I believe if we have a greater understanding of our local and regional food systems we will be moving in a more sustainable, intentional and responsible direction for ourselves, our communities and the planet. I think we’re all a little homesick to some degree, and when we get out of our routines and meet the folks in our regions producing our food, making our wines, milling our grains, and churning our butter we start to feel a little bit safer. A little more connected. A little more alive. So, after swearing I’d never write another cookbook, I’ve gone and done it again! And I’m so damn proud that I did! I hope you all enjoy these simple farm-to-table recipes that can easily be adapted to the place you call home. Let’s continue to promote community based farming and community based eating while enjoying simple food with the people we love.

My cookbook, Local Dirt, hits bookstore shelves nationwide on October 13th. It has plenty of resources so you can figure out how to track down your local producers to match your region. You can pre-order the book anywhere books are sold (Amazon, Barns & Noble) but of course, in the spirit of local, please support your local bookstore if you can. And if you are wanting a signed copy from yours truly, you can order from my neighborhood bookstore today! Waucoma bookstore is shipping signed copies to anyone worldwide!

Thank you everyone who has followed my journey over the years. And of course, to everyone who has purchased my first cookbook. I hope Local Dirt finds a cozy spot in your kitchens! Cheers everyone!

Pre-order today! 

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11 thoughts on “The Farm Diaries, October 2020

  1. Lorrie DeKay says:

    Ordered- Can’t wait to pick it up at Waucoma! Have missed seeing you at Farmer’s Market this year. Your wee one is precious. Hope you are all well, stay healthy!

    1. Andrea says:

      Thank you so much for supporting the book!!! xo

  2. Jane LeMon says:

    So proud of your families efforts working together. You all make me smile big time.

    1. Andrea says:

      ah. thank you so much. xo

  3. Jean Husson says:

    Order placed at Concord Bookshop. Message shared with friends. Now do tell about the little one.

    1. Andrea says:

      Thank you Jean! I hope you enjoy the new book! And more to come on our sweet daughter. xo

  4. Caren Spotnitz says:

    Great to hear I can get another wonderful cookbook from you. Your baby is darling, boy or girl, sorry hard to tell from the two pictures. Please do tell!
    I will be ordering Local Dirt from my local bookstore this time. I have a signed copy of Dishing up the Dirt. Happy to see you back and look forward to more of your posts! Stay safe!

    1. Andrea says:

      Thank you so much! And no worries, the little one is our daughter Pepper. She’s simply the best. I’ll share more about her in the coming weeks. Thank you for the support. xo

  5. Cari Minor says:

    So great to hear from you-always a pleasure. Congrats on your new baby too. I’m going to figure out a way to send you one of my homemade, crocheted baby hats 😉 Gotta go order your book now via your local bookstore. Ciao!

    1. Andrea says:

      You are so sweet! Thank you for the support!! xo

  6. dana says:

    SO proud of you friend! Congrats! Can’t wait to read it.

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Local Dirt

I'm super excited about my new book full of farm fresh recipes and stories straight from the farm. There's a little something for everyone inside. You can order a copy today! Please order from my local bookstore, they have signed copies for a limited time and they'll ship anywhere worldwide!

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