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Five Things Friday

The CSA Cookbook is published!

The five little things that made my week…

1. It’s here. It’s finally here. After many a delay from port disputes, The CSA Cookbook officially makes its debut on the marketplace today! If you’ve received your copy or made a recipe, please share your creation by tagging #thecsacookbook on Twitter or Instagram!

The CSA Cookbook is available as an e-book

2. If you’ve been waiting for the e-book version to arrive, The CSA Cookbook is now available as a Kindle, iBooks, Google Books, ePUB, and PDF download from your favorite online store or online library. That means no matter where you are in the world, you can access my book! (And that makes the whole thing feel even more surreal than having an actual printed book.)

Order The CSA Cookbook from your local independent bookseller

3. Still haven’t ordered a copy of my book? First-week sales are pretty significant in the publishing industry, and I would truly appreciate your support over the next seven days. I am an advocate for small business and encourage you to buy a book from your nearest brick-and-mortar bookseller. (Every bookseller is able to order my book, regardless of whether or not it’s physically stocked in the store.)

If you don’t have a local bookseller, may I suggest you order from mine, The Book Frog in Torrance, California. Every book ordered from The Book Frog comes personally signed by me! And by paying just a few dollars more to an independent shop, you help these valuable businesses sustain their local economies.

My first official book event at Petaluma Seed Bank

4. My first official book event is on the calendar! If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please stop by the Petaluma Seed Bank in Petaluma, California, for a book talk, Q&A, and signing! Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is kindly hosting the event on Thursday, April 2, at 7 pm and they will have books available for sale. Join us that evening, hear what inspired me to write the book, ask me all your questions on cooking or gardening, and pick up a book if you haven’t already!

Happy first day of spring!

5. Is it any coincidence that my book is released on the first day of spring?! Happy spring, friends!

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »