Notables: The Faces of Local Food, People and Their Food and Letters to Young Farmers
THE FACES OF LOCAL FOOD: CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE WHO FEED US
What do James Beard Award-winning chef Mike Lata; visionary seedsman of heirloom grains, Glenn Roberts; tenacious farmer and food system leader, Celeste Albers; successful entrepreneur, Scott Blackwell; and author, scholar, and activist Bill McKibben have in common? They, along with fifty others are key figures in Charlotte Caldwell’s new book, The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us.
The Faces of Local Food inspires us to celebrate and champion small family farmers, and the chefs, retailers and distributors who make local food available to us. In the process, we celebrate and champion our own health, the health of the planet and the economic health of our communities. The Faces of Local Food will debut at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in February.
Charlotte Caldwell will be doing book signings that week at Blue Bicycle Books and Buxton Books, two local bookstores in Charleston.
PEOPLE AND THEIR FOOD
Congratulations to our photographer, Shell Royster, winner of the 2017 PDN Taste Food Photography Awards, category PDN Professional: Social Media Snaps. Royster, who lives in Mt. Pleasant, began this series as a travel spec shoot in Ireland, and it has now become an Instagram series on the exploration of people and their food. “We sustain ourselves with food. It is a part of our life, our culture, our traditions and our shared experiences,” Royster says. You can follow Shell Royster on Instagram, @sbr2photography, and view her #peopleandtheirfood campaign.
LETTERS TO A YOUNG FARMER
Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals and community. Three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists and visionaries address the highs and lows of farming life as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed –in vivid and personal detail. This book is both a compelling history and a vital road map–a reckoning of how we eat and farm; how the two can come together to build a more sustainable future; and why now, more than ever, we need farmers.