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Starting a Home-based Food Business

'Homemade for Sale, Second Edition' is the authoritative guide to launching a successful food enterprise from your kitchen. Available soon for purchase, It covers everything you need to get cooking for your customers, providing a clear road map to go from ideas and recipes to owning a food business.

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Vegan Hot Cocoa with Whipped Cream and a decadent Irish Cream

Today's recipes include a vegan hot cocoa with whipped cream from Hollyhock: Garden to Table and an Irish Cream from Farmsted Chef.

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Turmeric Cardamom Fizz Recipe

Looking for a fun recipe to enjoy this holiday season? DIY Kombucha offers several recipes to help you brew kombucha, Jun, wild-fermented sodas, and even water kefir. This accessible and highly visual how-to guide shows how sparkling homebrews are possible for just about anyone to make, and fun to do, too. Today’s recipe is for a Turmeric Cardamom Fizz, which is delicious & medicinally beneficial.

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AVAILABLE DEC 13

Homemade for Sale, Second Edition is the authoritative guide to starting and running a home-based food business, now fully updated and expanded. From food product ideas and marketing, to profiles of successful cottage food and food freedom entrepreneurs, to navigating laws, get cooking and turn a hobby into a business.

FEATURED AUTHORS

Lisa Kivirist

Lisa Kivirist is a nationally recognised speaker, writer, instructor, and co-author of 15 books, including award-winning ECOpreneuring, Homemade for Sale, and Farmstead Chef. Lisa teaches the best-selling online Udemy cottage food course. With John D. Ivanko, she runs the solar-powered Inn Serendipity B&B in Wisconsin.

John D. Ivanko

John D. Ivanko is a nationally recognised speaker, writer, instructor, and co-author of 15 books, including award-winning ECOpreneuring, Homemade for Sale, and Farmstead Chef. John is also a photographer and the co-author of six award-winning multicultural children's books. With Lisa Kivirist, he runs the solar-powered Inn Serendipity B&B in Wisconsin.

AUTHOR EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Dec 7-9 | Mark Krawczyk | Coppice Agroforestry | Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering

3 DAY VIRTUAL GATHERING of farmers, landowners and perennial enthusiasts from across the country.

Perennial together, growing agroforestry forever

Host: Savanna Institute
Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, Dec 7-9, 2022
Cost: $0-$90

Jan 5-6 | Jared Rosenbaum | Wild Plant Culture | New Directions in The American Landscape Symposium - Pennsylvania

Founded in 1990, our annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and exploring landscape design at the intersections of ecology, culture, and art. Our programs reflect the diverse factors that shape landscapes and regularly feature designers, ecologists, horticulturists, historians, artists, and anthropologists, among other disciplines.

Wild Plant Culture: Restoring Native Edible and Medicinal Plant Communities

Jared Rosenbaum

For millennia the North American landscape was tended for the abundance and diversity of native food, medicinal plants, and other cultural plants. Contemporary ecological restoration goals seldom seek to restore the cultural relationships we have with plants. We’ll discuss how restoring edible and medicinal plant species can deepen our reciprocal relationships with plant communities and foster a culture of long-term stewardship.

Host: New Directions in the American Landscape
Location: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Date: January 5-6, 2023
Time: 9am-5pm CT (Thu), 8:30am-4:30pm (Fri)
Cost: $195-$380

Jan 12-13 | Jared Rosenbaum | Wild Plant Culture | New Directions in The American Landscape Symposium - Connecticut

Founded in 1990, our annual two-day symposium has a long tradition of celebrating native plants and exploring landscape design at the intersections of ecology, culture, and art. Our programs reflect the diverse factors that shape landscapes and regularly feature designers, ecologists, horticulturists, historians, artists, and anthropologists, among other disciplines.

Wild Plant Culture: Restoring Native Edible and Medicinal Plant Communities

Jared Rosenbaum

For millennia the North American landscape was tended for the abundance and diversity of native food, medicinal plants, and other cultural plants. Contemporary ecological restoration goals seldom seek to restore the cultural relationships we have with plants. We’ll discuss how restoring edible and medicinal plant species can deepen our reciprocal relationships with plant communities and foster a culture of long-term stewardship.

Host: New Directions in the American Landscape
Location: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Date: January 5-6, 2023
Time: 9am-5pm CT (Thu), 8:30am-4:30pm (Fri)
Cost: $195-$380

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Plants in Relationship

In his book, Wild Plant Culture, Jared Rosenbaum talks about integrating restoration practices, foraging, herbalism, rewilding, and permaculture. This book is both a practical guide and an evocative read that will transport you deep into the natural landscape. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at plants and the relationships they have with other things.

5 Questions with New Society Publishers

New Society Publishers EJ Hurst (Sales Manager) and Julie Raddysh (Publisher) were interviewed by BookNet Canada for their "5 Questions with Series" of publishers going green

Homemade for Sale with Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko

This fully updated and expanded second edition of Homemade for Sale – How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from your Home Kitchen will provide all the essentials to get you started or help you grow and expand your cottage food enterprise. You’ll learn to navigate your state’s cottage food laws that may allow you to sell non-hazardous baked goods or high-acid food products like jams, jellies, or pickles, made in your home kitchen.

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