“The axiom holds true: If you are going to engage in an act of wisdom and become a member in a community supported farm (CSA) so your household may participate in the ecological, economic, culinary, community and health benefits which are available, you are going to have to cook. And if you’re going to cook, you would be wise to have a copy of Bounty from the Box at hand.
This CSA farm cookbook is a comprehensive, artistic and gastronomic treasure. Spanning 692 handsomely laid out pages, Bounty from the Box bids to become a standard for members of the steadily evolving CSA farm movement—the community farm equivalent of the classic Joy of Cooking. In 30 years, CSA has spawned over 7,500 farms in the US and many more in Canada and globally, each farm in relationship with and being supported by anywhere from 25 to 1,000 local households. As the many benefits become increasingly plain and increasingly important, CSA continues to develop.
In this engaging cookbook, author Mi Ae Lipe writes with deep understanding about the CSA model. In the course of sharing a cornucopia of relevant recipes for CSA members, she also shares her insights into the critical realms of healthy food, healthy land, healthy people, and healthy communities. As the general public is now more widely realizing, all these fundamentals are of vital importance as we pass through an era of climatic and political turbulence. Bounty from the Box offers proven practical and philosophical guidance on farm and food matters, along with promising, creative recipes specific to the crops CSA members generally receive in their weekly shares. It does so with grace and good taste.”
— Steven McFadden, co-author of Farms of Tomorrow: Community Supported Farms, Farm Supported Communities, and author of The Call of the Land: An Agrarian Primer for the 21st Century, and Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as 21st Century Cornerstones