Nina Planck created farmers' markets in London and Washington, D.C., and ran New York City's famous Greenmarket. She wrote The Farmers' Market Cookbook and has starred in a BBC series on local foods.
"A poised, articulate and not-so-quietly passionate advocate of what she has dubbed the 'slocal' movement...Planck is a riveting voice for consumers who want fresh food grown in their own region." --Cleveland Plain Dealer "The patron saint of farmers' markets, a woman spoken of by [farmers] with the utmost respect." --Guardian "Planck's expertise...has become so admired that the Prince of Wales sought her guidance [on] rural areas. Planck's name has become virtually synonymous with the [farmers' market] movement." --Washington Post "[Planck] has achieved more in her 30 years than most women do in a lifetime." --Financial Times "[Planck's] argument...is strong enough to persuade even the unconverted to go out and buy a quart of unpasteurized whole milk." --New Jersey Star Ledger "[Nina is] a cross between Alice Waters and Martha Stewart." --Washington Post "Real Food is an inspiring and guilt-relieving book, packed with equal doses of common sense and extensive research." --NY Sun