Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest is well written, beautifully laid out and a great introduction to its topic. For many gardeners it could be the only book on the subject they will ever need.”
—Eugene Weekly

“Food writer [Tara Austen] Weaver combines a horticultural guide and culinary treasure chest between the covers of one instructive book. Focusing on fruits and berries—some common (strawberries, apples), other exotic (quince, lingonberries)—the text runs through how to prepare jams, curds, and sauces while starting from the ground up, literally. Highlighting soil maintenance and plant placement, Weaver discusses planting, cultivating, and harvesting, all with an eye to creating preserves […] Farmers everywhere will learn and benefit from Weaver’s wide scope of knowledge.”
Publishers Weekly

“[Tara Austen Weaver’s] new book, Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest, will lead you to sweet, sweet success.”
—The Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine

“Tara Austen Weaver’s 224-page guide [does] not disappoint.”
—The Oregonian

“One look through Tara Austen Weaver’s new book Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest is all it takes to leave you dreaming about calling it quits on wherever you live now and hightailing it to greener pastures.”
—Tasting Table

“Weaver’s book…makes pre-eating stages of fruits and berries seem just as appealing thanks to her breezy, highly readable way with words and expertise as both a master gardener and creative cook…Whether discussing blueberries or pears, or more exotic efforts like kiwi berries and quinces, Weaver tackles plant maintenance, pest and disease prevention, harvesting and preserving…Which of course leads us to [the] delectable final section, where in addition to baked goods Weaver displays recipes for sauces, drinks and fruit leather as well. All of it is illustrated with stunning photographs, making this the kind of book you’ll keep for a lifetime—for yourself or a special green thumb in your life.”

“Learn how and when to plant fruit trees in your home garden—and how to maintain them for the optimal yield.”
—Sunset Magazine

“If raising your own fruit trees is the apex of happiness, then you must snag a copy of this guide by Tara Austen Weaver. Learn to cultivate a range of backyard fruit-bearers from strawberries to currants to Asian pears and figs. Once you have your own little agriculture oasis, make one of the 10-plus recipes to preserve your harvest.”
—425 Magazine