Homegrown, Fresh Reads!

the best local looks at farm life and do-it-yourself cooking with the freshest of ingredients

V1 Staff

Bone up with books on farming and get in tune with the farming lifestyle with the help of fantastic Wisconsin authors. Travel back in time with Bob Knopes to Janesville during the Great Depression as he reflects on a life of barns burning, blizzards, and the daily challenges of being a true Wisconsin farmer in Any Damn Fool Can Be a Farmer. Switch gears to Abundantly Wild, in which Teresa Marrone delves into the Midwestern wilderness and finds wild edibles not only safe to eat, but great to cook with. Get some hot tips from author and food critic Jerry Minnich about over 250 of the best Wisconsin eateries. Pull up a spot and pick up each and more at The Local Store.

“Any Damn Fool Can Be a Farmer”
Bob Knopes, $13

Creating Dairyland
Edward Janus, $27

Farm Life
Chippewa Valley Museum, $15

Farmers Market Cookbook
Eau Claire Press Company, $28

Abundantly Wild
Teresa Marrone, $23

Cooking with Wild Berries & Fruits
Teresa Marrone, $13

Wild Berries & Fruits of MN, WI, MI
Teresa Marrone, $15

Eating Well in Wisconsin
Jerry Minnich, $19

Camp Cooking
Dr. Duane R. Lund, $10