Photographer Tana Butler has just released a 2008 calendar loadedtana1.jpg with her juicy images of farmers market bounty. A certified organic groupie, Butler just can’t stay away from open-air farmers markets. Collecting some of her choicest images of freshly-harvested produce, she has produced one of the most eye-catching holiday gift items to ever deserve the “local” label.

Think of Butler as the Annie Liebovitz of fresh food – she does for tomatoes what the Rolling Stone photographer does for Mick Jagger. Makes everything look exciting, sensuous and available for fondling. Food porn without apologies. (Those are Windmill Farms strawberries on the mouth-watering cover.)

Even better, Butler has managed to give us more time (something we all want more than almost anything) by creating 16-month calendar. Four more images, four more months. You do the math.

Tana Butler’s “California Certified Farmers Market” calendar is available at all our local bookstores, New Leaf markets plus on eBay – for a dirt cheap $13.99. A percentage of sales benefits the UCSC Farm & Garden. Santa thinks this is a no-brainer. Get one for yourself too!