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Curing Meats at Home with Meredith Leigh

by: Sara on 12/07/2018

On the last day of our winter sale we are featuring an excerpt from Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home by Meredith Leigh, a food and farming specialist. She writes, works, cooks, and eats with the goal of helping others to understand that food is the most fundamental common denominator to our collective and individual …

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All the Dirt on Living the Good Life with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen of Hostile Valley Farm

by: Sara on 12/06/2018

Thank you to everyone who entered our book giveaway contest for Kirsten Lie-Nielsen's new book So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life.

It was exciting to see all the great questions from 'wanna be, soon to be and current homesteaders'. Because of the great response we decided to choose one winner from Instagram

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Top Five Reasons Worms are Essential to a Healthy Garden

by: Sara on 12/05/2018

Yes, it's winter, but if you are anything like me, you think about your garden no matter the season. Today we share five of the top reasons to have works do the work in the garden. Excerpted from Crystal Stevens book, 

Worms at Work: Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting,  a practical, easy-to-implement guide …

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DIY Kombucha gets in the spirit!

by: Sara on 12/03/2018

Since the relatively recent introduction of kombucha onto North American …

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The Art-of Plant Based Cheesemaking

by: Sara on 12/03/2018

'Tis the season of hosting friends and family, which invariably includes serving food, often with the added challenge of meeting a variety of dietary needs. But I think most of us, whether meat eater, vegetarian, vegan or lactose-intolerant, can agree that cheese is a staple of holiday entertaining. So today we are featuring an excerpt from the …

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