CSA Member Kimber Simpkins’ New Book, “Full,” Shares the Healing Magic of Full Belly

April 13, 2015

“A waft of country air drifted up to me as I pulled apart the cardboard flaps. Carrots, kale, spinach, potatoes, fresh green garlic, oranges, and a little bag of the freshest walnuts imaginable. Before even opening my front door, I unfastened the bag of walnuts and popped a few in my mouth. They tasted like walnut candy: tender, delicately crunchy, and almost sweet. Eating one, I imagined the walnut orchard, its vast, soft green lanes, the huge grafted trees spreading their arms in a wide embrace of the sky.” 

— Excerpt from Full: How I Learned to Satisfy My Insatiable Hunger and Feed My Soul

As a fellow CSA member, you may have had similar experiences when you open up your weekly box and find all the treats inside. The vegetables delivered to us are more than just food for our bellies, but food for the soul.  Take this comment I once saw left on a pick-up site bulletin board: “The asparagus is so good it made me cry.” Aside from how amazingly delicious it is, there’s something profound and healing about knowing where our food comes from, and knowing that the people who grow it care about every single aspect, from the microbes in the soil to the health of those who pick it – and even the effects on the local economy and the world.  In my new book Full, I share my story about how my time at Full Belly helped me heal my difficult relationship with my body and resolve an eating disorder I thought I would never overcome. 

My book on sale now online (my website, http://www.kimberyoga.com links to Indiebound and other online retailers) and bookstores everywhere.  Sign up online for my email newsletter if you’d like to find out more! 

–Kimber Simpkins