Webster University Press Publishes ‘Missouri Harvest,’ Reception April 19

| March 8, 2012

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Webster University Press announces the release of the first definitive guide to producers and growers in Missouri, Missouri Harvest: A Guide to Growers and Producers in the Show-Me State.

The book is available for purchase at the front desk of the Emerson Library. Did you know that Missouri has the second-largest number of farms in the United States? Missouri farmers grow and raise an amazing variety of foods: vegetables, grains, fruits, meats, dairy products and more.

“Missouri Harvest” takes you on a tour of all the “Show-Me State” has to offer for those interested in eating and shopping locally, whether you are a committed locavore or just developing an interest. Cost of the book is $18 and is payable  by cash or check.

Reception April 19, 7 p.m.

The University will host an author talk and book-signing for Missouri Harvest, Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Library Conference Room.

Missouri Harvest

Did you know that Missouri has the second-largest number of farms in the United States? Missouri farmers grow and raise an amazing variety of foods: vegetables, grains, fruits, meats, dairy products and more.

Missouri Harvest takes you on a tour of all the “Show-Me State” has to offer for those interested in eating and shopping locally, whether you are a committed locavore or just developing an interest.

Authors Maddie Earnest and Liz Fathman introduce you to the farmers who raise the food, the purveyors who bring it to you, the chefs who prepare it and some of the people who are active in making it all happen through the support of local businesses.

Throughout the book, Earnest and Fathman provide ideas and suggestions for preparing the great bounty of Missouri, including recipes provided by some of the folks featured in the book.

The foreword is written by nationally recognized alternative farmer, author and lecturer Joel Salatin. Lori Diefenbacher, adjunct professor and coordinator of Experiential Learning, School of Education, provides the afterword.

Missouri Harvest is co-published by Reedy Press and Webster University Press.
ISBN: 9781935806257, 6.75 x 9, 304 pages, $18, softcover

Author Bios

Maddie Earnest is co-founder and co-owner of Local Harvest Grocery and Café whose interest in local foods stems back to the family garden of her youth and environmental courses in college. The store and the café sell and use as much locally grown and produced food as possible, striving for at least 50 percent to be locally sourced, and the businesses buy from farmers who use sustainable growing methods.

Liz Fathman is a food enthusiast with an interest in local food systems and all they imply. From the sustainability of growing and buying locally raised food, to the difference in the flavor and quality, to the act of supporting the local economy, Liz’s interest in the Farm to Table movement has, like that of many others, developed along the way. When she’s not cooking and eating locally raised food, Liz is the Publications Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

 

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