Ida and Joe DeFrancesco of Farmer Joe’s Gardens in Wallingford, Connecticut, both come from farming families going back many generations. They grew up knowing how to prepare, store, and enjoy the fruits and vegetables they harvested. In addition to their farm store, the DeFrancescos share their farm harvest through their own community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, the Farmer Harvest Program, which provides participants with vegetables, fruits, dairy, beef and pork.
The recipes were gathered from their first three years of the Farmer Harvest Program as well as from the family cooks. The book contains 250 recipes with uncomplicated instructions and seasonal flavor combinations.