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Locavore: From Farmers Fields To Rooftop Gardens How Canadians Are Changing The Way We Eat #2020

Locavore From Farmers Fields To Rooftop Gardens How Canadians Are Changing The Way We Eat Strawberries in January fresh tomatoes year round and New Zealand lamb these well traveled foods which we pile regularly into our shopping carts have a carbon imprint the size of an SUV Now a burgeo

  • Title: Locavore: From Farmers Fields To Rooftop Gardens How Canadians Are Changing The Way We Eat
  • Author: SarahElton
  • ISBN: 9781554684199
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Locavore: From Farmers Fields To Rooftop Gardens How Canadians Are Changing The Way We Eat By SarahElton, Strawberries in January, fresh tomatoes year round and New Zealand lamb these well traveled foods which we pile regularly into our shopping carts have a carbon imprint the size of an SUV Now, a burgeoning local food movement taking place in Canadian cities and on Canadian farms is changing the way we eat and think about food Locavore tells the stories of how foodies,Strawberries in January, fresh tomatoes year round and New Zealand lamb these well traveled foods which we pile regularly into our shopping carts have a carbon imprint the size of an SUV Now, a burgeoning local food movement taking place in Canadian cities and on Canadian farms is changing the way we eat and think about food Locavore tells the stories of how foodies, 100 milers, urbanites, farmers, gardeners, chefs and just plain old folks in Canada are creating a new local food order that has the potential to fight climate change and feed us all Part front line reporting, part analysis, part passionate description of food, this book shows how the pieces of a post industrial food system are being assembled by an interesting cast of characters who want to reclaim food as their own From city dwellers keeping chickens in their backyards to Ontario farmers shunning national grocery chains and selling their meat from the backs of their trucks, from the fastidious seed savers who are collecting and preserving the genetic material of heritage plants to the artisan cheese makers of Quebec, this book tells the stories of a diverse cast of characters and lays out a blueprint for a new local food order.

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    1. Wow I do love a book that makes me think, and boy, did this book do that Locavore is about local food and its availability, sustainability and security, as well as the state of the whole Canadian food system which sounds like it would be a heavy, didactic, and likely depressing read, but it s not at all Sarah Elton s writing is passionate, engaging, and not at a soapbox ey Without a doubt there are some alarming things going on in our food system, but the stories that Elton tells of food growers [...]

    2. I LOVED this book Sarah Elton s philosophy on food is pretty simple and straightforward if it can be grown and produced here in Canada, don t spend your hard earned grocery dollars buying it from some place else Invest in your community, the environment and your health by making mindful choices of what you eat and paying attention to where it came from In Locavore, Elton travels from province to province collecting the stories of farmers, chefs, environmentalists and cheesemongers who are all co [...]

    3. Sarah Elton, author of Locavore, is not an all or nothing local eater In the first chapter she states that she buys products that would otherwise be off limit to a 100% local Canadian eater bananas, oranges, olive oil and rice Instead, her point of view is, if you can grow it here, I won t buy it from there.From this point on, I knew I would love this book This is exactly how I feel about local eating you don t need to give up the bananas, but you can buy the eggs meat dairy wheat root vegetable [...]

    4. I liked the thought behind the first chapter of this book But the other chapters are personal experiences and not as factual or inspiring as the introduction I was expecting on an informational level not a personal one.

    5. This book covers the way some Canadians are looking to keep farming sustainable and local I found it interesting and even though the author focuses on larger businesses, I could find ways to relate the information to a small homestead I was inspired by the chapters on winter greenhouses and the small communities working together to preserve their family farms A good read for anyone interested in the locavore movement.

    6. I loved the focus on what s going right, what real people are doing hopeful makes what you and I can do possible and tangible.

    7. We already try to do this on a personal level but this book convinced me the importance of supporting restaurants and other things that support the infrastructure of local food

    8. City FarmerAdventures in Growing Our Own FoodBy Lorraine JohnsonGreystone Books, 242 pages, 20LocavoreFrom Farmers Fields to Rooftop Gardens How Canadians Are Changing the Way We EatBy Sarah EltonHarperCollins, 229 pages, 30By now, words like locavore and food miles have become a part of the modern lexicon.Food related books like Michael Pollan s The Omnivore s Dilemma and Eric Schlosser s Fast Food Nation have topped bestseller lists, been made into movies and permeated food culture.Their messa [...]

    9. How I Came To Read This Book Harper Collins inadvertently recommended it to me and I requested it from the library and it appeared in no time.The Plot The book is basically a look at a variety of Canadian alternatives to the industrial food system, in both rural and urban centres, from coast to coast The topics are as diverse as the artisan cheese movement in Quebec to the rise of new, young farmers in the Annapolis Valley region not too far from my adopted new city The general idea of the book [...]

    10. This is an excellent book It began with the author looking at her young daughter s loot bag and finding a nicely wrapped cookie that was made in China Sharon Elton travels across Canada to visit and interview farmers and chefs to discover how the the farming industry is changing so our country can provide our own food for consumption year round She talks to chefs who are intent on using locally grown food in their restaurants She talks about greenhouses, individuals who have started a urban farm [...]

    11. An excerpt from one of our Girl Guides book club reviewers When I was offered Locavore to review for the GGC Book Club, I will admit I was a bit skeptical I thought it would be a very granola, pie in the sky book full of impossible dreams of a world where we all eat organic food produced within a hundred miles What I found instead was a book full of hope for a real, entirely possible future that is already taking shape on farms and in markets and kitchens across the country Sarah Elton, a food j [...]

    12. I really enjoyed this book A little too much I can feel myself turning into a bit of a nutcase about local food It was already something I paid attention to, but now feel even motivated to stop buying processed foods and source local produce I do like Sarah s rationale approach It s not an all or nothing it s about making mindful choices.And her history of this movement across Canada is wonderful She shared the stories of farmers, chefs, cheesemakers and other locavores from practically every [...]

    13. I feel I m being a bit unfair in my rating here I think maybe this book is just similar in content to others I ve read, and it didn t really give me anything new and that s why I wasn t really into it Consisted of examples of local and sustainable food systems from across Canada, from stories of local farmers to food delivery systems to restaurants All success stories very optimistic book, which I guess is a nice change, but I was hoping for educational content and local examples of what to avo [...]

    14. As a person just getting her feet wet in the local food movement, I found Sarah Elton s Locavore such a fascinating and informative read Elton methodically detailed all avenues of food production and distribution, from industrial farms and grocery store warehouses to rooftop gardens and farmers markets I especially enjoyed the personal stories she shared of farmers, chefs and local food advocates trying to help make a sustainable local foodshed An excellent read for those looking for a concise, [...]

    15. I received this book as a Christmas gift from a friend who saw it at her book store I had heard of it, but wouldn t have thought of reading it because I thought it was a book about farming Well it is a book about farming and so much I find it very interesting and I love how the author did her research I really feel like I know the characters in the book I ve learned so much about the history of agriculture in Canada and about the way we grow our food and the supply chains in our large country I [...]

    16. It is in your best interest to read this book if you are interested in local food and supporting Canadian farmers In order to make an informed decision about what you eat, you need to know a little about how the industrial food machine works The book flows nicely from one province to another, delving into such diverse areas as Quebec artisanal cheese, organic wheat strains in the Prairies and local food restaurants in BC I found the chapter about the Ontario Food Terminal particularily interesti [...]

    17. This book is excellent I was surprised to find that the author is not a hardcore locavore The author does not recommend that we should cut ourselves off from the rest of the world and eat only things that are found locally She takes a practical stance and suggests that we simply appreciate what we can grow, and savour the occasional foreign produced food as something special I believe she uses avocados as an example I found this book informative, and it definitely helped me realize that I take [...]

    18. Sarah Elton does an admirable job of scoping out the vast terrain of eating local, organic farming, and community supported agriculture CSA from a Cdn perspective From the east coast to the west, she finds inspiring folks who are using technology and imagination to challenge the increasingly unsustainable global industrial food system Sask and NB are highlights, but her journalistic commonsense makes this a practical and enjoyable read.

    19. In addition to expanding my food system vocabulary, this book hit on an idea that really resonates with my thinking on food terroir, the notion that the taste of food is inextricably linked to the place where it was grown made, that region s climate, it s landscape, but most importantly, it s actual soil I also loved the nod to First Nations work with regard to food sovereignty in the book s conclusion.

    20. This is an interesting read of one woman s journey to discover just how far our food not only travels, but also some of the processing that it goes through before it travels She also explores various locally grown food from across Canada, and how it could be better for our bank accounts if we were to buy from our own country, or even grow it in our backyards.

    21. not very good writing Some parts are off topic and redundant All the contents are not organized very well As a book discussing an important social topic, I would like to see data, from which readers can draw solid conclusion lots of analysis is subjective and biased The topic is intriguing and important.

    22. A rather technical book about Canada s food movement, both in farms and cities This was very well researched I think I would have enjoyed it if I hadn t just read another great urban farming book Still, I d recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about Canada s food systems I am pursuing a certificate in food security, so I read A LOT about food systems.

    23. I found this inspiring to read as I became and motivated to start eating local and supporting my farmers I especially enjoyed the chapter on the history of cheese making in Quebec, dreaming about making my own cheese And reading this from a Canadian perspective was great as I wasn t entirely sure it would be possible with our climate to employ locavorism.

    24. It was nice to read a Canadian focused book, since many of the places, farmers, restaurants and chefs are ones that I know of and have used The book explores what it would take to change our food system so it is local based on many levels, not just people buying food from farmer s markets but larger scale purchases too.

    25. Pretty good, following up on the success of Michael Pollen but with a specifically Canadian framework Brief overview of food systems in Canada is a good start, but now I want the hardstuff Anecdotal evidence is fun to read but where s the research into socio political influences

    26. It was nice to have a Canadian book on food The case studies were interesting There is a good breakdown of the arguments and counter arguments for local eating Overall it is a good read, not a great read.

    27. Great book on how Canadian producers, chefs, and consumers are eating local, and how the movement can grow.

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