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Stories, Tips and Recipes Celebrating Local Food for Food Lovers of All Stripes

Written by Herb Barbolet, Angela Murrils & Heather Pritchard Photography by Michael Marrapese

Over the past two decades, people all across North America have rediscovered the pleasures of fresh, flavourful local food. This book celebrates the farmers and herb gardeners, seed sellers and greenhouse growers, cheesemakers, chocolate makers, restaurateurs and chefs who are in the forefront of this movement in British Columbia. Discover the stories behind such successful companies as winemakers Venturi-Schulze and the Glorious Garnish and Seasonal Salad Company. Go shopping for Chinese vegetables with Stephen Wong, mushroom picking with Bill Jones and foraging back alleys with James Barber. Farm Folk City Folk is also jammed with practical tips on everything from growing edible flowers to organizing a farmers' market. Throughout, top chefs such as Sinclair Philip, Karen Barnaby, Daryle Ryo Nagata and many others contribute original recipes using local ingredients. Farm Folk, City Folk is a book for passionate cooks, back-yard vegetable gardeners, weeding farmers and food lovers of all stripes. Proceeds from book sales go to the FarmFolk/CityFolk Society, a coalition committed to the development of a just and sustainable food system.

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About the Authors

Herb Barbolet is co-founder of FarmFolk CityFolk Society. Angela Murrills is a food writer and restaurant critic whose work appears regularly in the Georgia Straight and other publications. Heather Pritchard, a partner in the Glorious Garnish and Seasonal Salad Company and FarmFolk CityFolk's FarmProgram Manager, has also taught courses on growing and using herbs. Michael Marrapese is a musician and photograper whose work has been featured in Western Living and the Vancouver Sun. Michael is FarmFolk CityFolk's Communications & IT Coordinator.