Praise For The Book


Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet—and a crucial one for our tired planet too!

- Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Vicki Robin has made an illuminating experiment that could help lead us all closer to a sustainable world. I especially love the way she weaves global issues into very personal, intimate stories of her own experience.

- Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance

What a beautiful, honest, relatable book Vicki Robin has written. After reading it, I can’t help but rethink how I eat, where I shop, and ways to do it all differently. Blessing the Hands That Feed Us really is a blessing to us all.

- Geneen Roth, author Women Food and God and Lost and Found

A deeply personal and fun read that manages to both playfully and honestly recount one woman’s journey into reconnection—with food, with community, and with the land itself that feeds us.

- Nina Simons, Co-Founder and President, Bioneers/Collective Heritage Institute

Want to find your way from the highway of overeating to the garden of relational eating? Of course you do. For decades, Vicki Robin has been out front, showing us a new path that is not dependent upon mindless consumption. She has kept right on going, all the way to her local food system. And what a hopeful, healthy destination she has found, for her and for everyone who wants to truly and beautifully take our country forward.

- Woody Tasch, Chairman, Slow Money

Vicki Robin knows that honest, engaging food writing isn’t really about food. It’s about friends, family, community, spirit, and soil. It’s about joy. This book gracefully contains all six in equal measure.

- Ben Hewitt, author of The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
Michael Shuman

Vicki Robin is like a Mohandas Gandhi of the 21st Century, modeling a self-reliant lifestyle… Her moving story of how she localized her eating habits accomplishes the impossible: It serves as a compelling manifesto of localization… [and] also… an engaging, delightfully enjoyable read.

- Michael H. Shuman, author of Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity
John Robbins

Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or eat some meat, this book can show you how and why to include ‘local’ on your list of important food values. Discovering the food of your bioregion, meeting your local farmers, sharing meals with friends, building community through food—all of this is part of personal and planetary health.

- John Robbins, author Diet for a New America and co-founder of The Food Revolution Network
Danielle Nierenberg

Vicki Robin’s Blessing the Hands that Feed Us is part how-to manual for eating ‘hyperlocal’…and part homage to the farmers around the globe who grow our food… Without preaching, Robin shows readers the nutritional, health, environmental, and social benefits of knowing exactly where our food comes from.

- Danielle Nierenberg, Co-Founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank

Vicki Robin is a national treasure–a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics: how and what we eat and how that connects to our health, prosperity, and prospects… The ten-mile diet should be national policy!

- David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin