The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook

The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook
Over 300 Recipes Celebrating Local, Farm-Fresh Food

Edited by Anna Krusinski, Photographed by Catarina Astrom, Foreword by Avis Richards

Category: Cooking - Natural Foods; Cooking - Vegetables; Cooking - Fruit
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 30, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-57826-420-9 (1-57826-420-0)

The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook highlights the wide range of fruits, vegetables, and other goods available from local farmers markets. With over 300 easy-to-prepare recipes featuring local produce such as apples, pumpkins, berries, tomatoes, garlic, honey, maple syrup, cheese and other dairy products, this book is the ultimate source for the freshest recipes to pair with fresh food.

Featuring tasty and stress-free recipes, including a few all-American favorites, such as:

  • Broiled Sirloin with Spicy Mustard and Apple Chutney
  • Strawberry-Blueberry Muffins
  • Braised Chicken with Apples and Tarragon
  • Spiced Egg Nog French Toast
  • Cheesy Fiesta Soup
  • Roast Turkey with Honey Cranberry Relish
  • Hot Maple Apple Cider
  • Pumpkin Curry Soup
  • Blackberry Pudding
  • Honey Walnut Pumpkin Pie
  • Quinoa and Pumpkin Seed Salad
  • Spicy Maple Chicken Wings
  • Maple Nut Fudge
  • Cheesy Mexican Casserole

The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook shows how you can reap the benefits of locally-grown foods that provide healthful nutrients for your family, as well as a connection to the earth and your community.

More than ever, we strive for a better understanding of where our food comes from, and for many of us this means shopping at a farmers market or farmstand. By supporting your local farmers and producers, you are also supporting a livelihood which is vital for a healthy, sustainable future. The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook is your guide.


Avis Gold Richards is the founder and CEO of Birds Nest Foundation™, a nonprofit creative group that produces television shows, documentaries, and short films for charitable organizations. Recently, Avis launched "The Ground Up Campaign" a national campaign providing indoor edible academic gardens and curriculum to over 100 classrooms.

Avis produced a public television series entitled "Lunch" for NYC Media, after the successful launch of her short documentary, "LUNCH," which was in support of Earth Day Network. Following these successes, she also produced over 40 episodes for the television show “Dylan’s Lunchbox”, which aired on NYC Media, Plum TV, and Taxi TV.

Avis is currently producing the second season of “Dylan's Lunchbox”, which will be aired on NYC Media starting this fall, and the documentary "Lunch 2: The Solutions", the sequel to "Lunch".

Avis has produced and directed hundreds of episodes and films for national and local broadcast, websites, and events. Avis was recently nominated for three New York Emmy awards and has won numerous Stevie, W3, Telly, Davey, and Aurora Awards for producing non-profit films and videos.