Real Food

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

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.

Foraging Wild Peppergrass for a Native Spice

By Leda Meredith

Learn how to identify peppergrass, a native North American plant in the mustard family, to add a spicy kick to a chewy dish.

Best Homesteading Grill in the World

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

We think we found the perfect outdoor grill for homesteaders, and we put it through the wringer!

Better Than Spinach: Foraging for Lamb's Quarters

By Leda Meredith

Lamb's quarters, also known as wild spinach, is an abundant wild vegetable. It's a nutritional superstar with a delicious, mild flavor.


Harvesting, Processing, and Freezing Garlic-Scape Pesto

By Blythe Pelham

When you grow your own garlic, you might as well take full advantage of your choice by harvesting the scape (seed heads) before they completely develop.

Coconut Harvesting Tips: A Super Food for Sub-Tropical Gardens (with Video)

By Taylor Goggin

Learn quick tips for harvesting coconuts, a powerhouse food containing a iron and calcium, antioxidants, fiber, and good fatty acids.

How to Make and Preserve Choke Cherry Jelly

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Learn about this family’s favorite homestead-made food – choke cherry jelly – complete with preparation instructions, and preservation techniques.

Jelly From A 'Peel'

By Susan Tipton-Fox, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms/Micro Dairy

Use peels from fruit to make an infusion and make jelly from that!

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