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Real Food

Learn how to find fresh, seasonal and sustainable foods. Plus, healthy real food recipes.

Re-hydrating Dehydrated Food

By Susan Gast

When it's time to put the water back in, water quality counts!


The Natural Pantry: How to Add Nutritious Dehydrated Foods to Your Food Pantry

By Tess Pennington

Dehydrating food is a fast and affordable way to ensure you have all the right kinds of food at your disposal with minimal investment. Here are some excellent tips on how to create a nutritious and delicious food pantry.



Dehydrating Herbs: Easy, Aromatic and Thrifty

By Blythe Pelham

If you use fresh herbs from your garden but don’t dry them for use all year ‘round, you’re missing out on a terrific opportunity.


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Early Spring Foraging: Garlic Mustard

By Leda Meredith

Garlic mustard has spicy, delicious leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots. It is an invasive species that may be harvested without sustainability concerns. In fact, you'll be doing your environment a favor if you eat this plant!


Foraging for Juneberries, and Juneberry Pie Recipe

By Leda Meredith

Juneberries, or serviceberries, are one of the first wild fruits to ripen each year. Here's how to identify and harvest them, plus a recipe for juneberry pie.


Growing and Foraging 100% of My Food for a Year

By Rob Greenfield

Resist industrialization of our food system while connecting with life-giving substances by growing your own food and inspiring others to do the same.


Foraging Red Clover for Medicine and Food

By Leda Meredith

Identify and use red clover (Trifolium pratense) and use the herb in a delicious red clover blossom soda bread.



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