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Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street
Dundee, MI 48131-1202
Phone: (734) 529-3310  
Fax:
(734) 529-7415
Jennifer Grudnoski, Community Librarian

It’s National Farmers’ Market Week. Make sure to enjoy the local farmers’ market here in Dundee, then settle in with one of these fresh reads.

Jennifer Maiser’s “Cooking from the Farmers’ Market” is notable for its colorful pictures, easy-to-follow layout, and organization. Shopping tips and seasonal charts are also included.

International Association of Culinary Professionals food photography award winner Maren Caruso's breathtaking photographs are sure to inspire cooks to visit their local farmers' markets.

Recipes are organized by food item, and readers will find new dishes with their favorite ingredients, such as Baked Eggs with Spinach & Cream; Turnip, Apple & Potato Soup; and Chile-Rubbed Corn on the Cob.

In Paige Shelton’s “Farm Fresh Murder”, life at Bailey's Farmer's Market is about to change. A local peach grower is found murdered right in front of berry farmer and jam maker Becca Robinson’s stall.

Becca is convinced that her friend and now suspect, Abner Justen, may be a cranky old man and a bit secretive, but he is no murderer. She soon discovers that the farmers' market is a hotbed of furtiveness and betrayals. Will she be able to unearth the truth before it’s too late?

This is the first in Shelton’s Famers’ Market Mystery series, so make sure to read them all for further small town characters, murder, and mayhem.

Jenni Fleetwood’s “The Farmers’ Market Guide to Fruit” and Bridget Jones’s “The Farmers’ Market Guide to Vegetables” are companion volumes that offer advice on what to look for and how to choose the best market products.

Recipes accompany each entry. These are comprehensive volumes, and not every listed fruit or vegetable will appear in every local market, but they are useful to help the consumer make intelligent selections in supermarkets, too.

Pam Dawling’s “Sustainable Market Farming” is a comprehensive manual for small-scale farmers raising organic crops sustainably on a few acres.

Informed by the author's extensive experience growing a wide variety of vegetables and fruit to feed the one hundred members of the Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia, this practical guide provides detailed profiles of a full range of crops, addressing sowing, cultivation, rotation, succession, common pests and diseases, harvest and storage, and farm-specific business skills to help ensure a successful, profitable enterprise.

Whether you are a beginning market grower or an established enterprise seeking to improve your skills, this title is an invaluable resource and a timely book for the growing local agriculture movement.

Win a chance at new books or $100 in gift certificates to local restaurants (provided by the Friends of the Dundee Library) by filling out a simple, short review form for every book you read through August 15 (ages 18+ only). You can earn another chance to win by signing up for a NextReads email newsletter. Find out more about your favorite books and authors every month at http://bit.ly/MCLSnextreads. Just print off the screen showing that you signed up and bring it to the library for your additional chance to win.

Join us for a Book Exchange Party on Tuesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. All you need to bring is a wrapped copy of a book you enjoyed to exchange with someone else. Light refreshments will be served and lots of book talking and laughter will happen, too! This event is for ages 18+. Child care is not provided.

The Dundee Inspirational Book Club will be discussing “Blowing on Dandelions” by Miralee Ferrell LIVE online with the author on Wednesday, August 21 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and copies of the books are available at the library.


Dundee Branch Library Hours:

Monday 9:00am-6:00pm                Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am-8:00pm             Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm          Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

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