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Going Local and Eating Slow

August 10, 2009 by Reader's Connection

Our second Going Local week in Indianapolis, celebrating local foods, is set for September 6 – 12, 2009. The Going Local website has a Going Local Week page where you can find more information. Also on that website is the blog of Victoria Wesseler, a leader of Indy’s Going Local movement. Of the many interesting links on her site, you might want to look at  the 2009 Indiana Farmers’ Market, U-Pick and Agritourism Directory from the Indiana Department of Agriculture.

Ellen Flexman (East 38th Street Library) and Julie Able (Central Library) have put together a list of library titles relating to eating local foods and eating slow.


The Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan













Eat Where You Live

Eat Where You Live: How to Find and Enjoy Local and Sustainable Food No Matter Where You Live by Lou Bendrick










 Food Politics

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle













The Omnivore's Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan












Home Grown Indiana

Home Grown Indiana: A Food Lover’s Guide to Good Eating in the Hoosier State by Christine Barbour











In Defense of Food

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan













The Slow Down Diet

The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy and Weight Loss by Marc David













Every Bite is Divine

Every Bite is Divine: The Balanced Approach to Enjoying Eating, Feeling Healthy and Happy, and Getting to a Weight that’s Natural for You by Annie B. Kay











The Farmer's Market Book

The Farmer’s Market Book: Growing Food, Cultivating Community by Jennifer Meta Robinson










  The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally

The Farm to Table Cookbook: The Art of Eating Locally by Ivy Manning











This Organic Life

This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by Joan Dye Gussow













Coming Home to Eat

Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods by Gary Paul Nabhan














Slow Food

Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition, and the Honest Pleasures of Food edited by Carlo Petrini













Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally by Alisa Smith and J. B. MacKinnon


  1. This is a great list!

  2. Mariandy says:

    Thanks so much for putting this together. I’m reading the Canadian version of Plenty now, called The 100-Mile Diet. Very interesting!

  3. Peggy Roberson says:

    What a great list. I printed it and will check to see if we havew all these at the New Albany Floyd County Library. Thanks. Peggy

  4. shannon says:

    I recently read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbra Kingsolver, it would make a great addition to this list.

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