Real Food

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

Moonshine Whiskey and Alcohol Consumption in American History

By Jaime Joyce

In order to better understand alcohol’s role in historical American life, one person attempted to drink like a Colonial American for one day.

Whole-Grain Flour Glossary

By Tabitha Alterman

Whole-grain flour doesn't just mean wheat anymore. A variety of grains and grain-like seeds are available for the whole-grain baker, each with its own special qualities and flavors.

How to Make Homemade Flour

By Tabitha Alterman

Fresh, homemade flour is less expensive, more nutritious and more flavorful than store-bought flour. Learn how to make homemade flour, from choosing a grain mill to grinding technique, with these handy tips.

Homemade Ready-Made Meals

By Julie Languille

Making your own ready-made meals lets you take advantage of bulk food prices, store a variety of easily prepared foods and still have delicious and nutritious meals.


Moonshine Whiskey: Our Historic Drinking Habits

By Jaime Joyce

A certain amount of romantic roguishness attaches to moonshine whiskey nowadays. But how many of us could sustain the drinking habits of Colonial-era Americans?

Set Up a Food Box Delivery at Your Workplace

From the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

By following the tips in this new toolkit, employers and coworkers can work together to set up a food box delivery system and enjoy local food.

Old-Fashioned Uses for Salt

By Malinda Fillingim

Salt has a number of uses around the home, including scouring smelly pans, whipping up a salt brine, crafting homemade facial scrubs and more.

How to Use a Leftover Butter Wrapper

By Krista Matias

After you’ve used an entire stick of butter, use the butter wrapper for greasing a pan.

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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.