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Davis Farmers Market Releases Cookbook

davis farmers marketVoted one of the best farmers markets in California, the Davis Farmers Market has released the revised edition of their award-winning The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook by Ann M. Evans.

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook celebrates America’s favorite farmers market’s 40th anniversary year. Author and market co-founder Ann M. Evans invites you to shop and cook through the seasons in vibrant Davis, California. The forward by restaurateur Alice Waters of Chez Panisse highlights the importance and fun of shopping at a farmers market and the model role of the Davis Farmers Market.

The cookbook features 75 recipes organized by season in the same manner as a meal is served, beginning with appetizers, salads and soups, followed by main courses and side dishes, and ending with desserts. There are also recipes to preserve each season for your pantry. Color photographs of the market, its farmers and vendors, and of the recipes by award-winning photographer Craig Lee illustrate the beauty of the market, the produce and the finished dishes that will grace your table.

Over thirty market farmers are introduced in these pages, giving readers the opportunity to get to know the people who produce and sell the foods they buy each week. This revised edition also includes twenty new recipes and a year of monthly menus for festive food-focused gatherings. The book also highlights the role of second-generation farmers at the market and programs that bring farm fresh food into the schools.

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Ann M. Evans, author of The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook

Among other awards received, the Davis Farmers Market was voted USA Today’s 10 Best Farmers Market (2015) and America’s Favorite Farmers Market (2009). For more information on awards and the market, go to www.davisfarmersmarket.org.

Long time market manager Randii MacNear has this to say about the book:  “We are thrilled that the revised edition of the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook focuses on the next generation of farmers at the Market.  Ann Evans is a devoted friend of the market who champions a delicious way of life that celebrates shopping the seasonal market year round.”

Second-generation farmer, Capay Organic’s Thaddeus Barsotti, has this to say about the book: “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” captures the spirit of the market and the farmers who sell there. This book is for anyone who frequents a farmers market and wants to cook with fresh produce.”

Book signings by the author are scheduled at the Davis Farmers Market for Saturdays including: November 12, 8:00 am–11:00 am; December 10, 10:00 am–1:00 pm; and December 17, 9:00 am–12 noon. Check www.annmevans.com or  www.elderflowerpress.net for a schedule of ongoing author appearances.

Available in Davis at Davis Avid Reader, Davis ACE, Davis Food Co-op, Hot Italian and Crème de la Crème as well as the Davis Farmers Market; available in Winters at Preserve; available in Sacramento at Avid Reader Books Sacramento and Soil Born Farms; San Francisco at Book Passage in the Ferry Building, and for those who can’t shop locally, on line through UCDavis Stores.

For a complete list of Sacramento, SF Bay Area locations, go to www.annmevans.com

Visit the Davis Farmers Market every Saturday, rain or shine, 8AM-1PM or Wednesday 2-6PM.





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