Real Food

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

Thirst-Quenching Drinks from Rhubarb Concentrate

By Carrie Williams Howe

Start with a delicious rhubarb concentrate, flavored with maple syrup, lime, and mint. Turn it into a variety of drinks perfect to quench your thirst as the summer heat sets in!

Stockpiling for Sustainability

By Anna Twitto

A food stockpile is for more than just emergencies.

I Want Cheese and I Want It Now!

By Susan Tipton-Fox

Beginners cheesemaking without the use of rennet or culture.

Funk-Busting Tomatillo Salsa

By Ed Hudson

Tired of chilly weather? Ready for summer? Still suffering from a post-election malaise? Break out of that funk with this easy, real deal tomatillo salsa verde!


Harvesting and Using Carob

By Anna Twitto

Instructions for harvesting and using carob pods

How to Host a Farm-to-Table Meal

By Evan Marks, The Ecology Center

Set the table outdoors and break bread with your local community’s seasonal harvest.

Cinnamon Snail Bread in a 6-Quart Dutch Oven

By Wendy Akin

This hearty wheat loaf with its gooey cinnamon filling will be a family favorite. When cut, this loaf reminds one of the Scandinavian Potica, though it’s not quite as elaborate. To get closer to that wonderful loaf, make a filling of honey, cinnamon and ground walnuts.

Eat More Leafy Vegetable Greens with this Salad Recipe

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

To eat every part of edible plants, you just need the Honey Sriracha Greens recipe from chef Davin Waite, of Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub.

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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.