Renewing the Countryside Series

Our first book, Renewing the Countryside Minnesota, tells the stories of 43 Minnesotans who are protecting the environment and promoting their rural communities through innovative businesses, living practices, or community projects. Published in 2002, this book served as the foundation of our organization and the model for several books to follow.

Information on our other state-focused books in the series will be available shortly.


The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook, 2008, revised 2014

The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook celebrates the best of our state with 100 local recipes from the state's finest restaurants, cafés, and bed and breakfasts, using incredibly fresh ingredients from regional farmers, markets, and organic producers. Restaurant profiles will tempt those who want adventures on the road as well as in the kitchen—you'll find yourself planning a trip to taste these inspired dishes.


The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook is beautifully illustrated with full-color, full-page photographs of the finished dishes, the ingredients, Minnesota landscapes, and the chefs and producers themselves. Originally printed in 2008, the 2014 revised edition has been updated with 30% new material and restaurant information.

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