Boss of Me: Featuring Susie Middleton

The Freelance Life

Ever want to kiss the office life goodbye and head for the country? Susie Middleton did just that, leaving her job as editor of Fine Cooking magazine in 2008 to move to Martha’s Vineyard and write her first cookbook. She started stalking farmers and soon founded her own small farm with a daily farm stand. Writing three more cookbooks, dozens of magazine articles, as well as a regular blog—while working the grind of a busy little farm—has made freelance life for Susie nothing if not interesting and exhausting. Find out how Susie works it all out in this episode of The Boss of Me.

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Susie Middleton is the author of four cookbooks: Fast, Fresh & GreenThe Fresh & Green TableFresh From the FarmA Year of Recipes and Stories (an NPR Top Cookbook of 2014), and the upcoming Simple Green Suppers: A Fresh Strategy for One-Dish Vegetarian Meals (Roost Books, April 2017). She is the former chief editor of Fine Cooking magazine, a frequent contributor to many magazines, and the founder of a small farm on Martha’s Vineyard, where she lives year round. Susie blogs about cooking and growing vegetables at

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