Novelist Barbara Kingsolver, along with her husband and elder daughter, has written a memoir about their year dedicated to eating only food they grew on their small farm in Virginia. After relocating cross-country from their home in Tucson, the family began their year as locovores with fresh asparagus planted years earlier. Month by month, Kingsolver shares plantings, harvests, and insights. A small essay and recipes by her daughter Camille end of each chapter. Lily, the younger daughter, contributed with a well-tended flock of chickens. Throughout the book, Kingsolver's husband, Steven L. Hopp, shares information about everything from factory farming to fossil fuel.