If you think that you can't eat local because you don't live on a homestead, can't afford it, or don't have time to cook, this book is for you! The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget is an easy, encouraging read that's great for anyone who is just starting down their eating local journey.
For once, a book that actually delivers what it promises! If you ever read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingslover and thought "that's nice, but that would never work for me," this book is for you. What I especially love is that while she covers a lot of ground, she never makes you feel bad for not "doing enough." If you've read enough blogs and local eating websites you know what I'm talking about. In fact she ends each chapter with "If you do just one thing . . . " a section that gives one tip you can implement no matter where you are.
Not just for newbies, as I learned a few things and I feel like I've been at this for awhile. For example she gives a great overview of things you can forage (fiddleheads, for example) and some great recipes (dandelion coffee, nasty bits). And gives handy charts such as what to plant when and how to organize your refrigerator.
It's well organized and will be on my reference shelf for quite some time.