Title: "Your Farm In the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals"
Author: Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2011; 336 pages; $18.95
I love very few everyday experiences more than a farmers market. There's something about the mix of strolling leisurely, but with a tad bit of purpose, in the outdoors; multisensory shopping with nose and hands and mouth in what I see as the rustic way -- with cash, not cards; chatting with vendors about their berries; meeting new friends and running into old ones; and the ultimate finale of lounging on the grass or under an umbrella and getting full on five berries and a few leaves (conveniently forgetting all the samples tasted in the last hour).
That everything is organic allows me to suspend my city...