Davis Farmers Market Cookbook wins two national awards


Davis Farmers Market Cookbook wins first place for non-fiction in Writer's Digest contest and first place in the National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the Regional Cookbook category.

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook authors have received great news in the past month. Their cookbook has received two national awards: first place for non-fiction in the Writer's Digest 2012 Contest for Self-Published books. The two netted a $1,000 cash prize and will have their cookbook featured in the March 2013 issue of Writer's Digest Magazine.

The cookbook's second national award was first place in the 2012 National Indie Excellence Book Awards in the Regional Cookbook category.

The cookbook—released in April—takes a seasonal approach with its recipes and bases them on ingredients which can be found at farmers markets seasonally. The book provides a few basic recipes such roasted vegetables and risotto, which are easily adapted, depending on what's in season.

Market Manager Randii MacNear syas The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook makes the perfect holiday gift. "It's a little piece of Davis packed with recipes that illustrate why our shoppers love our Market. And home cooks love getting a signed copy of an award-winning cookbook."

Upcoming Cookbook signings include:
Saturday, December 1 at Davis Farmers Market, 10-11 am: The authors will sign books and give holiday cooking and gift giving ideas. The market offers free gift basket wrapping with your purchase of the book and other market items.

Sunday, December 2 at Davis ACE Hardware, 2-3 pm: Ann Evans will present another one of her popular “All About Canning ” demonstrations, using recipes from the book and helping attendees put together canning and seasonal home cook starter sets with equipment, pots and fun kitchen tools to accompany the book.

Thursday, December 6 at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 6:30 pm: Cooking demonstration and book sales and signing. Join the authors for two hours of fun in the beautifully appointed Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op teaching kitchen while they demonstrate holiday recipes from the book and provide tastes of cookbook recipes.

Saturday, December 15 at Davis Farmers Market, 10-11 am: The authors will sign books and provide holiday cooking and gift giving ideas. The market offers free gift basket wrapping with your purchase of the book and other market items.

Saturday, December 15 at Nestware Home in Davis, 3-5 pm: Join the authors for a holiday open house with sparkling wine and appetizers from The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook with specialty gift shopping and an opportunity to buy the book with Nestware’s beautiful gift wrapping.

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook is on sale at the Davis Farmers Market (at the Market Shed at 3rd & C Streets) during market hours (Wednesdays 2-6 pm, and Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm., and at local retailers: The Avid Reader in Davis and Sacramento; Ace Hardware in Davis; Davis Food Co-op; Nugget Markets; Sacramento Natural Foods Coop; Amazon.com and DavisFarmersMarketCookbook.com.

For a sneak peek of the Cookbook, go to: http://davisfarmersmarketcookbook.com/