Real Food

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

How to Make Maple Syrup

By Carole Coates

If you have a few maple trees on your property, perhaps you should think about tapping them and making your own maple syrup. There's nothing quite like it. In this article, I give you the how-tos.

Butchering Your Own Meat

By Holly Chiantaretto, Hallow Springs Farm

You do not need to be a professional butcher to be in control of your own food chain. Slaughtering and butchering your own meat on a small scale is attainable for anyone willing to try new things.

Tapping Backyard Trees for Maple Syrup

By Carole Coates

Did you know you can tap trees in your backyard to make maple syrup? Yes, you can forage your own maple syrup at home, and you can do it with minimal equipment.

Gallows Harvest Beer Recipe

With a hint of chocolate and a mixture of fruits this recipe is a go to for a light bodied beer experience.


Bloomers Beer Recipe

If you're looking to expand your beer crafting abilities, this is the recipe for you!

Homemade Sauerkraut, Fresh Eggs and Potatoes: Recipe for Reuben Hash

By Lisa Kivirist

Prepare a unique breakfast dish using your homemade sauerkraut, fresh eggs and potatoes with this recipe that’s adapted from a brunch dish, Reuben Hash, we savored at Bona Sera in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Life-Changing Findings About Non-GMO Wheat and Gluten-Free Eating

By Blythe Pelham

This post sketches out a brief experiment of consumption involving non-GMO, chemical-free wheat and its dramatic effect on our family’s eating habits.

Handcrafted Bratwurst Recipe

Enjoy the reward of your own effort by making delicious bratwurst right at home.