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.

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 CafeCal Poly Organic Farm, Domingo Farms, Eclair BakeryEmber Restaurant, Esther’s Garden, Foremost Wine Co.Good Tides Bakery, Jensen Lorenzen (formerly Chef of the Cass House), Julia’s JuicesLittle Red Hen BreadLos Osos Valley OrganicsLuna RedMama’s MeatballMama’s PreservesMeze Wine Bar & BistroMt. Olive Organic FarmNative Herbs & Honey CompanyNegranti CreameryNovo Restaurant & LoungeOld San Luis BBQ Co., PC Cattle Co., Peppercreek Family FarmRed Barn Farm, Righetti Ranch, Rinconada DairyRobin’s RestsaurantRutiz Family FarmstandSally Loo’sScout Coffee Co.Seaside Cafe & BakerySLO Creek FarmsSLO Grown ProduceSweet Pea BakeryThomas Hill Organics, and Y. Hayashi & Sons Farm.

THE SLO FARMERS' MARKET COOKBOOK will hit the shelves this december 2015.

In the mean time, stay in the loop by reading the fresh updates, subscribing to the newsletter, and have a look at the products for sale in my shop.