Authors Brenda Langton (The Spoonriver Cookbook) and Atina Diffley (Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works) recently conducted a "farm to market" discussion and book signing at the Mill City Museum. Atina's husband Martin provided background on how he met Atina and Brenda, and their commitment to growing, preparing and educating people about healthful food.
Just like the complex eco-system web of species, farmers and consumers are intricately linked. The food decisions consumers make every day drive and directly impact the land management decisions farmers make, which have a huge impact on local ecosystems and ultimately, the health of all life on the planet. A committed and supportive relationship between farm and market is crucial to the creation of an economically viable, local-organic, resilient and renewable, food system.
Attendees were treated to sample recipes from The Spoonriver Cookbook, showcasing a few of the many simple, delicious and healthy recipes found in the book.
About The Spoonriver Cookbook
For nearly forty years, Brenda Langton has been one of the most recognizable guiding lights of Twin Cities organic dining. The Spoonriver Cookbook is a tribute to her acclaimed Spoonriver restaurant and the Mill City Farmers Market, as well as a presentation of the vision and philosophy behind Spoonriver’s delicious creations and their remarkable chef.
About Turn Here Sweet Corn
In telling her story of working the land, Atina Diffley reminds us that we live in relationships—with the earth, plants and animals, families and communities. A memoir of making these essential relationships work in the face of challenges from weather to corporate politics, this is a firsthand history of getting in at the “ground level” of organic farming.
Both books are available at the Mill City Museum store.