Expired Giveaway: Growing a Farmer by Kurt Timmermeister

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Growing a FarmerFill in the information below, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land by Kurt Timmermeister (W.W. Norton & Company, 2011).

Note: You can enter one time per e-mail address per day. Deadline is noon (12 p.m.) ET 4.27.11.

Kurt Timmermeister, a Seattle restaurateur, wasn’t scratching any sort of agrarian urge when he bought four acres of land on Washington’s Vashon Island. But one snuck up on him as life on the island opened his eyes to the connection between farm and fork. Equipped with more will than wisdom at first, he set out to transform his plot into a viable farm. In this book, he details with honesty the stumbles and realities in his quest to establish a profitable farm.

Since we don’t have much of a green thumb around here, we’ll leave the farming to Timmermeister. But, if presented with the bounty of his fruit trees, vegetable rows or beehives, here’s what we’d whip up in the kitchen:

Fresh Fig and Raspberry Tart with Honey
Zucchini with Ricotta, Mint, and Basil
Asparagus and Pecorino Salad

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