Modern Homesteading: Why Grow Your Own Food?

Local and homegrown food is a satisfying, secure and healthful alternative to the conventional American diet.

Orange Bell Peppers
'Wonder' orange bell pepper.
Photo courtesy SCOTT VLAUN
Fresh Vegetables
You can't find fresher vegetables than those that come straight from your garden.
Photo courtesy WALTER CHANDOHA
Homemade Bread
For the best flavor and nutrition, you can't beat homemade bread made from freshly ground flour.
Royal Burgundy Bean
'Royal Burgundy' bush bean.
Photo courtesy SCOTT VLAUN
Canned Produce
You can enjoy the flavors of summer in any season by learning a few simple food preservation skills.
Photo courtesy WALTER CHANDOHA
Cobham Parnsips
'Cobham' parsnips.
Photo courtesy SCOTT VLAUN
Winter Storage Vegetables
Many vegetables store well all through the winter.
Photo courtesy WALTER CHANDOHA
Fresh Eggs
Fresh eggs from Harvey Ussery's pastured chickens.
Photo courtesy HARVEY USSERY
Growing Greens
Freshly picked greens from your yard (or a farmers market) make delicious garden-fresh salads.
Photo courtesy WALTER CHANDOHA
Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash.
Photo courtesy SCOTT VLAUN
Photo courtesy SCOTT VLAUN

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.