Kendra Aronson—local writer, photographer, designer, and self-publisher—launched her Kickstarter campaign on July 27 to fund
The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook: Simple Seasonal Recipes & Short Stories from the Central Coast of California.
$26,714 WAS RAISED ON KICKSTARTER TO HELP MAKE THIS COOKBOOK A TANGIBLE REALITy!
Kickstarter rotates 2-5 images of current projects on their homepage—of the thousands of live projects, mine was selected on August 20, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Your project stood out for being extra wonderful, well-executed, and really I just LOVE your project image. I chose it to feature on the Kickstarterhomepage for the final few days of your campaign. If you go to kickstarter.com, you'll see that your project is one of a few projects displayed in an editorialized homepage hero, front and center (if you don't see it at first, refresh until you do). Congrats on the feature and what should provide you a bump in visibility!" — Director of Curation at Kickstarter
THE SAN LUIS OBISPO
FARMERS' MARKET COOKBOOK
The cookbook features 196 pages of 60 seasonal recipes and 40 short stories. The recipes are organized by seasons (15 recipes per season) and are sub-divided into five categories: breakfast, light bites, lunch, dinner, and dessert (3 recipes per category). The latter part of the cookbook features short stories, interviews, and profiles of farmers, food artisans, and farm-to-table chefs. In the spirit of a creating a collaborative community-driven cookbook, the majority of the recipes are provided by the food growers and crafters themselves to showcase the true taste of the Central Coast.
Participants and contributors include: Artisan, Bautista Farms, Big Sky Cafe, Cal Poly Organic Farm, Domingo Farms, Eclair Bakery, Ember Restaurant, Esther’s Garden, Foremost Wine Co., Good Tides Organic Bistro, Jensen Lorenzen (formerly Chef of the Cass House), Julia’s Juices, Little Red Hen Bread, Los Osos Valley Organics, Luna Red, Mama’s Meatball, Mama’s Preserves, Meze Wine Bar & Bistro, Mt. Olive Organic Farm, Negranti Creamery, Novo Restaurant & Lounge, Old San Luis BBQ Co., PC Cattle Co., Peppercreek Family Farm, Red Barn Farm, Righetti Ranch, Rinconada Dairy, Robin’s Restsaurant, Rutiz Family Farmstand, Sally Loo’s, Scout Coffee Co., Seaside Cafe & Bakery, SLO Creek Farms, SLO Grown Produce, The Spoon Trade, Sweet Pea Bakery, Talley Farms, Thomas Hill Organics, and Y. Hayashi & Sons Farm.