We want to share what inspires us to do what we do....

These books, documentaries and stories have helped us understand the history of food and how we've arrived at today's current food situation. We frequently source these revolutionaries, whistle blowers and industry leaders who have in turn shaped the ethos, norms and values that guide our daily lives.

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Kitchen Literacy by Ann Vileisis

Food Justice by Robert Gottleib & Anupama Joshi

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Bringing it to the Table by Wendell Berry

The Locavore Way by Amy Cotler

Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz

Fresh Food from Small Spaces by R.J. Ruppenthal

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The True History of Chocolate by Sophie and Michael Coe

Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide by Julie Huffaker and Kevin Knox

My Life in France by Julia Child

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The Ethical Butcher by Berlin Reed

The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird

Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar

A Year on the Farm by Sally Wise

Ecological Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss

The Third Plate by Dan Barber


Greening the Ghetto - Majora Carter
How We Can Eat Our Landscapes - Pam Warhurst
How I Fell in Love with A Fish - Dan Barber
A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central L.A. - Ron Finley
What's Wrong with What We Eat - Mark Bittman
Want to Help Someone? Shut Up & Listen! - Ernesto Sirolli
Teach Every Child About Food - Jamie Oliver
A Foie Gras Parable - Dan Barber
A Plant's-Eye View - Michael Pollan
Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World - Paul Stamets

"I have learned more than I could ever learn in a lecture hall."

- Katie F., Oregon