Looking for recipes for our new cookbook

Dear Friends of Fertile GroundWorks,

We are a group of volunteers committed to Fertile GroundWorks’ mission to share the bounty of our community, both its rich history and traditions, and the phenomenal fruits and vegetables that grow here. Fertile GroundWorks’ garden, known as the Garden of Grace, provides our neighbors in need with healthy fresh produce that they might otherwise be unable to obtain.

We are launching an exciting project from the garden: a cookbook – a collection of recipes showcasing each season’s harvest that also reflects the community’s culinary talent and creativity. The cookbook will also include a sprinkling of the garden’s history, stories about the many volunteers whose hands tend the garden, and illustrations and photography by local artists.

The Cookbook Project is a fundraiser to benefit the ongoing operation of this amazing garden while celebrating the community and its volunteers, fostering healthy eating habits, and providing a practical guide for utilizing seasonal fruits and vegetables. Since 2010, the Fertile GroundWorks Garden of Grace has annually supplied produce to several non-profit organizations that provide meals for those in need in our community, such as Open Heart Kitchen, Culinary Angels, Tri-Valley Haven, St. Bartholomew, and St. Michael’s Food Pantry. Last year about 25,000 pounds of vegetables were donated with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers.

Would you consider joining us to make this project a reality? Please submit recipes from your very own kitchen. We are also looking for help with underwriting the costs of printing and producing the book, and welcome donations of any amount to support the project. (Cookbook donations can be made online here.)

We are looking to produce the cookbook this year and are currently in our planning stages. Please send us your recipes and let us know how you can help. Email us at gardenofgracecookbook@gmail.com or submit recipes online.

Thank you,
Monica Lander
Cookbook Project Committee
and Brenda too