New iBook Celebrates Southern, Seasonal Eating

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pick Tennessee Products is taking the guess-work out of cooking this Independence Day. “Southern in Season” is available now for iPad, iPhone and Mac iBooks. The digital, downloadable cookbook contains recipes focused on fresh, farm-direct ingredients.

It is offered as part of the Pick Tennessee Products program’s 30th anniversary celebration. Pick Tennessee Products is the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s service to help consumers identify and choose locally-grown or processed foods, farm-related products and activities.

To download the free iBook, search “Southern in Season” or “Pick Tennessee” at the Apple iBook store. A link to the cookbook is also on the Pick Tennessee Products home page.

“Southern in Season” arranges recipes according to the season the ingredients can be found on farms and at farmers markets in Tennessee. Important tips for choosing, storing and using the Tennessee-grown ingredients are also included with each recipe.

Some recipes are also paired with short videos demonstrating an aspect of food preparation or culinary technique. Links to Pick Tennessee website directories will help readers quickly find the featured farm products at farms or farmers markets near their own homes.

Pick Tennessee Products has been ahead of its time since its inception in 1986. With the free mobile app, one can search for the local foods, farmers markets and on-farm fun nearby, then use the app’s GPS mapping to get there. The latest feature of the Pick Tennessee app is a directory of restaurants committed to serving food from local farms. The new iBook reaffirms that commitment to help farmers and consumers find each other by keeping up with the times and technology.

Find Pick Tennessee via mobile app on ITunes and Google Play and at One can also follow Pick Tennessee on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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