The Locavore's Handbook

The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget

By Leda Meredith; Sandor Ellix Katz (Foreword by)
(Lyons Press, Paperback, 9780762755486, 208pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

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These days, nearly everyone wants to eat green and local, but tight schedules and even tighter budgets can make it seem like an unattainable goal. The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget is here to help, as author Leda Meredith guides readers to incorporate locally grown foods into their own meals with practical, down-to-earth advice.

About the Author

Leda Meredith is New York City’s leading locavore. She is the author of Botany, Ballet and Dinner from Scratch, a memoir with recipes about her year of eating only foods grown within a 250-mile radius of her home in Brooklyn, New York. She has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and in the New York Times and New York Post.  An instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, specializing in edible and medicinal plants, she details her locavore lifestyle on her blog, Leda’s Urban Homestead, at

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