Book Review: Eat Local: Simple Steps to Enjoy Real; Healthy & Affordable Foods

For the sake of full disclosure, let me state for the record: I am not a foodie expert. I am, however, a farmers’ daughter who grew up eating fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. For 2 consecutive years, Clara54 Weblog has been recognized as a Book Review Blogger site. So on that note, I agreed to review Eat Local: Simple Steps to Enjoy Real; Healthy & Affordable Foods.

The Author, Jasia Steinmetz, a Professor of food & nutrition and a Registered Dietitian has written 180 plus pages in PDF format of valuable information that serves as a resourceful guide to healthy eating by encouraging consumer participation via shopping locally, eating simple and delicious foods, while helping to maintain economic growth within the farming communities.

Some of Eat Local Simple Talking Points include:

Agriculturial and Organic Foods

Food Preservation- the how-tos of picking and preserving seasonal foods. Indepth look at nature’s way of introducing colorful and seasonal foods 

Growing & eating Organic foods

Children understanding the foods they eat

Cooking Tips and promoting healthy diets and sustainable, local food systems:

 Farmers’ Markets, Co-ops, Farm Stands.

Farmers and farm Associations that aids in funding local foods.

 The book is very detailed in the liguistics of its promoting of “voting with our forks” by examining the need for a biodiverse, sustainable, local food system.  

There’s so much to guide you on the road to healthy eating in this book. It concludes with a detailed glossery of farmer speak, agriculturial jargon that the City dweller might not know. The one drawback as a review would be the 180 plus page PDF format. Still, it doesn’t take away from the important message to healthy eating, Eat Local Simple delivers.

Visit  to purchase a copy of Eat Local Simple.

 Clara54 received no compensation for this review.

So how are you eating lately? Please share!


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