In May 2015, The History Press published my first book "New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table." Part of their American Palate series, it is a collection of recipe ideas and tips for over fifty types of locally grown produce available at farmers markets in the Garden State. A comprehensive list of all the farmers markets in the state is included.
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New Jersey's bounty is ripe for the picking. The state boasts thousands of thriving farms, hundreds of CSAs, dozens of community farmers' markets and countless residents dedicated to the locavore lifestyle. Jersey food writer and chef Rachel J. Weston takes a seasonal tour of the state, showcasing the bounty that its down-to-earth farmers, creative artisan producers and innovative chefs produce for their patrons throughout the year. See how globally inspired cuisine representing New Jersey's diverse population is created and adapted using locally sourced products. Savor a juicy August peach, pucker up for a tart cranberry in October and nourish body and soul with local bok choy, asparagus and tomatoes. With local recipes for every season, this book shows why New Jersey is the Garden State.
"New Jersey Fresh" is available at many independent local booksellers. Paperback and Kindle versions are available on Amazon.
Books will be available at all of my culinary classes, speaking engagements and other events. Check the events page for a happening near you. I'd love to personally sign a copy for you.
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PRESS about New Jersey Fresh:
NJ.com - Award-winning journalist turned chef to host programs at SCLSNJ's 10 branches 4/5/2016
Costco Connection - Wintry Mix: Fresh Seasonal Salads for Winter Months by Sarah Tieck January 2016
Edge Magazine - A new book by Rachel Weston digs into New Jersey's Agricultural Bounty by Mark Stewart Nov. 2015
U.S. 1 - Food Writer Rachel Weston Freshening Up Jersey Cooking by Pat Tanner 9/2/2105
New Jersey Monthly names New Jersey Fresh best non-fiction summer read 5/28/15
New Jersey Monthly - Table Hopping with Rosie 5/25/15
The Record 5/17/15
Asbury Park Press 4/22/15