Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Market Season: The Kickstarter Year is Here!

It's almost June. The markets are slowly opening up, one by one, and with them, a plethora of farm fresh goodies. I'm so excited to get back into this time of year, with growth in full swing. We get wrapped up in each item, squeeze all the usefulness out of a vegetable or fruit, and then it's time to say goodbye. (Luckily, this happens at just the right moment, when we've exhausted all the options for, say, zucchini. I never have a problem with too many tomatoes, but I digress..) For this year, we've seen some additions and subtractions to the market scene (SteelStax and Historic Bethlehem Market are gone), but no matter: we're in for another great year. Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate with those desires.

I'm especially excited because I've decided that this is going to be the summer for the Kickstarter campaign to raise money for this book's publication. You see, this book is a little too niche for a traditional publisher, so it will make the most sense to take a DIY approach. It's going to be a really long haul, and I'm going to need all the help I can get. I haven't worked out all the details yet with my pal Laini Abraham, but it's going to happen this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Honestly, I'm so inspired by the successful campaigns of both Two Rivers Brewing and Nurture Nature Center, I figure that I should be able to pull it off, right? Right? Who's with me?!

What kind of fun incentives do you want for participating in the effort? A copy of the cookbook is a given, but what else? Leave a comment. Inquiring minds wanna know.

And one other thing: would you want to see recipes throughout the season if I posted them with some regularity on this blog?  Would you try them? Would you still buy the cookbook even if I debuted some of them here? Am I cutting off my nose to spite my face---so to speak? You get the idea...


  1. Recipes would be nice here and there, but don't give too much away. Perhaps even just updates on what you are reasearching/working on. I would also LOVE to read some brief bios of the local farmers to hype up the book. Or even just pictures, you are becoming an awesome food photographer!!

  2. Thanks, Erin. I think I will post more photos. I do have a lot of them. I try to snap a few of them every week at the market but sometimes I get so focused on the food and the lines (and the heat) and other matters that I don't often remember to take photos. Must remember! Thanks for the feedback.