Farmsteads of the California Coast introduces readers to a dozen diverse growers and their dynamic agricultural ventures in some of the most scenic farm locations in the country.
From row crop farmers and shellfish harvesters to water buffalo ranchers and coffee growers, this visually-rich book celebrates the best of farmstead bounty, including 'beyond organic' greens, briny oysters, creamy goat cheese, crisp heirloom apples, luscious buffalo gelato and juicy u-pick strawberries.
Award-winning food writer Sarah Henry profiles these innovative farmsteads, their sustainable practices and flavorful products, and the unique individuals behind their thriving success.
Acclaimed cookbook photographer Erin Scott captures each farmstead's essential nature in lush photo spreads that document the inherent beauty in daily farm routines and celebrates farmstead people and their products.
Inviting readers to experience the harvest firsthand, the book also features twenty-four recipes inspired by farm-grown ingredients.
Sarah Henry’s food stories have appeared in print in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Francisco Magazine and online at Lucky Peach, Modern Farmer, CHOW and Civil Eats.
She is a regular contributor to Edible San Francisco, Edible East Bay and Edible Marin & Wine Country. Find her in Best Food Writing 2014. Henry was awarded a Mesa Refuge Writers' Residency to work on this book. She lives in Berkeley, CA.
Erin Scott is food and lifestyle photographer, and author of the Yummy Supper cookbook and acclaimed food blog. Scott's work has been featured in Kinfolk, The San Francisco Chronicle, Saveur, Edible Marin and Wine Country, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, KQED, 7x7 Magazine, Design Sponge, Mother Earth Living, Apartment Therapy's The Kitchen, and Food 52.
Scott lives with her husband and two kids in Berkeley, CA, where she spends her free time cooking, eating, and photographing the bounty from their own backyard veggie patch.