Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Joe Cupo, Chanel 6 Weather Man at Granite Farms
If any of you get star struck easily (I confess, I do) stop by this weekend at the Granite Farms Farmers Market, Joe Cupo of Portland, MAINE Chanel 6 Weather Team will be reading from the fantastic book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.
Meteorologist Joe Cupo has been part of the NEWS CENTER team since 1979. He forecasts each weekday for WCSH NEWS CENTER 6 in the evenings. He is my favorite meteorologist!
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. Here is the write up on Amazon:
This book chronicles the year that Barbara Kingsolver, along with her husband and two daughters, made a commitment to become locavores–those who eat only locally grown foods. This first entailed a move away from their home in non-food-producing Tuscon to a family farm in Virginia, where they got right down to the business of growing and raising their own food and supporting local farmers.
Accomplished gardeners, the Kingsolver clan grow a large garden in southern Appalachia and spend summers "putting food by," as the classic kitchen title goes. They make pickles, chutney and mozzarella; they jar tomatoes, braid garlic and stuff turkey sausage. Nine-year-old Lily runs a heritage poultry business, selling eggs and meat. What they don't raise (lamb, beef, apples) comes from local farms. Come winter, they feast on root crops and canned goods, menus slouching toward asparagus.
I have heard tons about this book, but have yet to read it. I want to, but being a Yankee, I am waiting for it to become available at the local library rather than purchasing it online. I am anxiously awaiting their phone call....