Called home -- Waiting for asparagus : late March -- Springing forward -- Stalking the vegetannual -- Molly Mooching : April -- The birds and the bees -- Gratitude : May -- Growing trust : mid-June -- Six impossible things before breakfast : late June -- Eating neighborly : late June -- Slow food nations : late June -- Zucchini larceny : July -- Life in a red state : August -- You can't run away on harvest day : September -- Where fish wear crowns : September -- Smashing pumpkins : October -- Celebration days : November-December -- What do you eat in January? -- Hungry month : February-March -- Time begins.
When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them."--Publisher description.