Dear MOTHER: October/November 2013

Reader letters about chickens in the garden, pressure canning, apartment gardening, labeling genetically modified foods, a local urban homesteaders’ network, capitalism, green tomato recipes, and more.

‘Floriani Red Flint’ grain corn has grown well for reader Joe Maricelli of Merryville, La., who says this Italian heirloom variety yields a much tastier cornmeal than that made from the yellow dent corn he typically raises.
Photo Courtesy Joe Maricelli