Real Food

How to find fresh, seasonal, sustainable foods, plus delicious, healthy recipes.

Fermented Oat Porridge Recipe

By Sandor Ellix Katz

A live-culture twist on a breakfast classic puts a healthier and creamier bowl of oatmeal on your table in the morning.

The Ethical Meat Eater

By Meredith Leigh

Ethical meat may help offset the cost of the homestead, stimulate a local economy and improve your over-all health.

The True Cost of Organic GMO-Free Pork

By Meredith Leigh

Not all parts of a carcass are created equal. When half of the carcass weight goes to waste because it isn’t a coveted cut of meat, a farmer must inflate costs to cover losses.

Should I Refrigerate My Farm-Fresh Eggs?

By Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily

Learn how — and where — to store your farm-fresh eggs to keep them delicious and disease-free.


Whole Hog Smoking

By Steven Raichlen

Whether suckling pig or boar-sized beast, smoking a whole hog is the iconic, pièce de résistance of barbecue.

How to Save Money on Food

By Sharon Astyk

Discover easy ways to cut your food budget, spend less on groceries, and make food go further with these tips.

The Status of Genetically Modified Salmon

By Shelley Stonebrook

The approval of the hotly contested genetically modified salmon is now stalled pending the development of labeling guidelines.

Easy-to-Make, Frozen Applesauce Cubes

By Jeanie Snider

Frozen applesauce is a healthful treat for teething children with sore gums.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.