April 29, 2019

Mother's Day Cookbook GIveaway

the davis farmers market book

"The Davis Farmers Market has long been at the vanguard in this nation, and it has led the way for the thousands of markets that have sprung up around the country. … This book is a beautiful tribute to the people who have kept this market alive and vibrant for nearly 40 years, with every recipe a little love letter to the farmers who grow the ingredients.

– Alice Waters

The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook (revised edition) celebrates seasonal recipes that utilize ingredients from the market's local vendors and producers. Author and market co-founder Ann M. Evans introduces many of the family farms (including our farm, Capay Organic) in these pages, giving readers the opportunity to get to know the people who produce and sell the foods they buy each week.

We are so pleased that our family is included in The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook. There is a great photo on page 11 (shown below) with our third-generation of farmers, and there is a lovely tribute to our parents, and Davis Farmers Market co-founds on page 235.

Barsotti-Barnes Family at the Davis Farmers Market (Photo courtesy Craig Lee)

This award-winning cookbook features 75 recipes organized by season. You'll find fresh and delicious appetizers, salads and soups, main courses and side dishes, and even desserts. There are also recipes to preserve each season for your pantry.

In honor of our late mother, Kathleen Barsotti, and all of the motherly figures in our lives, and with Mother's Day right around the corner, we've decided to give away a copy of this cookbook that is very near and dear to our hearts.


(Giveaway Now Closed)

For and a chance to win a free, copy of the Davis Farmers Market Cookbook, please enter a comment below answering this question:

Who inspired you to start cooking and why?

We've chosen a winner! Thank you to everyone for sharing your inspiring stories. Congratulations to Michele for sharing:

"My mother. She was an amazing cook and baker and made everything from scratch throughout my childhood. When my parent divorced and she had to go to work full-time, she didn't have time to cook dinner every night anymore so I started trying my hand at cooking dinner, always without a recipe and with whatever I could find in the kitchen and pantry."

If you weren’t chosen for the giveaway, do not fret, we are selling copies of the book in our online market stand. This book makes a great gift for Moms!

No purchase required. Limit one entry per person, please. Entries will close at noon on Monday, May 6, 2019. Winners are chosen by Random Number Generator and will be announced on our blog by 5pm, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.