Friday, March 8, 2013

Announcing a new ebook: Farm to Table Through the Year

Today I want to share a little project that is very near and dear to my heart.  Over the last several months I have collaborated with 11 fellow writers, gardeners and cooks to create a community Farm to Table Book that I will be sharing here next week.  I am a firm believer that the best food comes from fresh local ingredients, and this book is a reflection of this passion.

The book is a culinary and gardening journey through the 12 months of the year with growing tips, first hand growing information, recipes, and photos to inspire you in your own backyard and in your kitchen this year.  The book will be released here on my site as a free download on Thursday, March 14th, or you can find a copy on the other contributing author's sites.  If you want a copy sent to you on Thursday, you can sign up for my email here: Subscribe to The Backyard Farming Connection by Email

To give you a taste of some of the wonderful contributing authors included in this book, I'm sharing their information as well as a table of contents.  Take a moment to check out their sites and stay tuned to get your own copy next week!

Contributing Authors

Table of Contents

January :: Cabbage :: Rainbow Slaw

February :: Cold Frame Gardening :: Winter Crops and Cold Frame Plan

March :: Fresh Eggs :: Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Quiche

April :: Guinea Eggs :: Guinea Toast

May :: Seed Starting and Growing Rhubarb :: Rhubarb Bread

June :: Ground Cherries :: Ground Cherry Salsa

July :: Farmers Market and Canning :: Tomato Sauce and Fresh Peach Pie

August :: Heirloom Tomato :: Heirloom Tomato Marinara with Oven baked Polenta

September :: Beets :: Quinoa, Carrot and Beet Salad

October :: Pumpkins :: The Wilderness Wife's Slow Cooker Pumpkin Risotto

November :: Acorn Squash :: Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

December :: Jerusalem Artichokes :: Roasted Cornish Hen with Sunchokes and Carrots


  1. So happy to be a part of this wonderful collaboration!!! Thanks Gretchen.

  2. Thank you for asking me to be a part of this project. It is something I am passionate about and to be able to write and share my experiences reaffirms the reasons why I want to continue down this path.

  3. I'm so excited for the ebook to be released! I was so proud to be a part of the ebook and thank you so much for the opportunity. I hope everyone enjoys it! :)

  4. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this Gretchen! Can't wait to release this!

  5. Gretchen, the book looks amazing! Thanks so much for including me. I'm so excited to try some of the new recipes and try to grow some of the new to me veggies.

  6. Are you selling this book after a period of free downloads? It sounds like just the thing for homesteaders!


    1. There's no plan to sell this one. This one's on the house :) I would like to make some more books on the same model in the future, but this would be the last free one.

  7. This book looks fantastic. I can't wait to read it!