From the Cooks Garden

FROM THE COOKS GARDEN features 125 garden to table recipes with full color illustrations by Vermont woodcut artist, Mary Azarian and a forward my Deborah Madison. The inspiration for this book came from recipes that were created for The Cook’s Garden seed catalog.

This book is currently out print, yet a limited number of original copies are available, as well as used copies in good condition. Order direct from the author, or on Amazon used books.

Vermont Country Store Cookbook

The VERMONT COUNTRY STORE COOKBOOK is the story behind The Vermont Country Store told through recipes and full color photographs that capture this iconic store and legendary mail order catalog, the legacy of the three-generation Orton family, and a business that has grown through dedication and a deep love for the country life.

120 recipes | Grand Central Publishing| Co-authors Ellen Ecker Ogden and Andrea Diehl | Photography by Mathew Benson.

Kitchen Garden Designer

Landscape Design

ELLEN ECKER OGDEN brings 25+ years of experience to edible landscape designs for clients and communities. Her kitchen garden designs reflect a simple elegance that draw inspiration from from nature, and from a foundation of classic design techniques.

contact Ellen Ecker Ogden to learn more about landscape design and for a portfolio of ideas.

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Featured Speaker

Ellen Ecker Ogden is a garden artist, speaker and cookbook author based in Manchester, Vermont. For over 20 years, she has offered keynotes, presentations and all day workshops on kitchen garden designs and the art of growing food based on her books, From the Cook’s Garden and The Complete Kitchen Garden. She combines her career as a freelance writer with her lifelong interest in cooking from the garden to create a sense of place. Contact Ellen directly for fees, topics and availability.


Expert Design Consultation

kitchen garden designThe ultimate, customized kitchen garden design fits your lifestyle as well as your landscape, rewarding you with the best tasting harvest all summer long. In this one and a half hour consultation with kitchen garden design expert, Ellen Ecker Ogden, you’ll get individualized attention to make sure you are starting off with a garden design and planting schematic that is efficient, productive and beautiful.

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The Complete Kitchen Garden

The Complete Kitchen Garden is an inspired collection of garden designs for cooks who love to garden. With over 100 seasonal recipes to match each theme design, 300 color photographs and 30 illustrations that will show you how to simplify your vegetable garden and transform your backyard into a European inspired potager. Discover how to have more fun growing food, and how to design your garden with personality, and simplify for efficiency and elegance.

Look Inside This Book

complete kitchen garden book

Great Garden Speaker

Great Garden Speaker


Cookbook author and co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed catalog, Ellen Ecker Ogden designs kitchen gardens. Her presentation: The Art of Growing Food is based on her most recent book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, featuring themed garden designs with recipes, for cooks who love to garden.

Discover what to grow for the best flavor, and how to design for simplicity and ease, with six simple steps to transform an ordinary vegetable garden into a European styled potager. Learn to combine great tasting food with art and whimsy.

Contact: | 802. 558. 9030
Manchester Village, Vermont 05254