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Margaret Larson
County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
mklarson@illinois.edu

Samantha Burbach
Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329
kowalcz3@illinois.edu

Grant McCarty
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-232-9006
gmccarty@illinois.edu

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Local Foods Reading List

Local Foods Reading List

This reading list was compiled by Carrie Edgar, County Director, University of Illinois Extension in Quincy, Illinois. It features some very informative, entertaining and thought provoking works tackling the many issues regarding local foods.

A Sand County Almanac Aldo Leopold 1949

The Unsettling of America Wendell Berry 1977

The Gift of Good Land Wendell Berry 1981

Altars of Unhewn Stone, Science and the Earth Wes Jackson 1987

Food, Energy and Society D. Pimentel and M. Pimentel 1996

Slow Food : The Case for Taste (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History) Alice Waters & Carlo Petrini 2001

Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods Gary Paul Nabhan 2002

Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser 2002

Food Politics Marion Nestle 2002

Small Wonders Barbara Kingsolver [Includes a great essay on eating locally] 2002

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets Deborah Madison 2002

Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet Frances Moore Lappe & Anna Lappe 2002

Bringing Change to the Table S. Meyers and Institute for Community Resource Development 2003 Illinois Food Security Summit

Eat Here, Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket Brian Halweil 2004

Farm Folk City Folk: Stories, Tips and Recipes Celebrating Local Food for Food Lovers of All Stripes Herb Barbolrt, Angela Murrills, Heather Pritchard, Michael Marrapese (Photographer)

Harvest for Hope : A Guide to Mindful Eating Jane Goodall, Gary McAvoy, Gail Hudson 2005

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Michael Pollan 2006

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Barbara Kingsolver 2007

Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon 2007

Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for Sustainability (Our Sustainable Future) C. Clare Hinrichs 2008

Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed Vandana Shiva (Editor) 2007

Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front Joel Salatin 2007

Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty Mark Winne 2008

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Michael Pollan 2008