UPDATE: Mon., Feb. 13 -- The signing for Maddie Earnest's book, Missouri Harvest, is scheduled for Sat., April 7, from 11am to 1pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Garden Gate shop.

During her interview with FEAST publisher Catherine Neville for January's Tastemakers feature, Maddie Earnest, co-owner of http://www.localharvestgrocery.com/" target="_blank">Local Harvest Grocery and Café and Catering, http://www.feaststl.com/article_411916fe-30d2-11e1-97ec-0019bb30f31a.html" target="_blank">divulged some details about her upcoming book, Missouri Harvest, a guidebook to small farms across the state and where folks can find their wares.

We checked back in with Earnest to get an update on when the tome, which she co-wrote with Liz Fathman, will be hitting the shelves.

"Our first book signing is set for April 7 at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Garden Gate shop, so we have to have it by then," Earnest says, adding that a specific time for the event hasn't been announced yet.

Earnest says the book lists roughly 200 farms, but it's not just a book of lists. "For example, we included a chapter in it called How To Use Your Food, which talks about things like ideas to make a romantic meal and what to do when you have too much left over," Earnest says. "So, it has practical guidelines for using local food, as well as a list of farmers."

Earnest says author and farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Virginia will be providing the forward to Missouri Harvest, and she'll be doing events across the state with various farmers and purveyors to promote the book after it's released.


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