• MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO VEGETABLE GARDENING

    Get Growing with Mother Earth News!

    For years, millions of readers have turned to Mother Earth News for trusted advice on growing vegetables and fruits. This book harnesses decades of wisdom, bringing together all the indispensable techniques, complete growing guides, helpful tips, useful photographs, and inspiring illustrations for which Mother Earth News is known.

    Plan for self-sufficiency with a garden focused on edibles! Choose from a variety of plans for kitchen gardens, browse strategies for small-space gardening, or up your gardening game by installing and maintaining permanent beds. Soil concerns? Get the dirt on building fertile soil, soil pH, compost, vermicompost – even biochar. Longtime gardeners are sure to find something new, from vertical gardening to plans for extending the seasons.

    That’s right, garden through the seasons with dozens of vegetable- and fruit-specific growing guides. Start with your favorites or learn to love something new (Asian greens or fruit trees, anyone?). In slower-growing or more challenging seasons, Mother is there to help. Whether you need to know the best vegetables to grow in the shade or the top gardening tips for soil health in winter, this book has it all.

    Item: 8179

    Author: MOTHER EARTH NEWS

    Format: Paperback

  • DIY CHEESE PACKAGE (FETA, GREEK YOGURT, & CREAM CHEESE)

    This package includes one Feta, Greek Yogurt, & Yogurt Cream Cheese DIY Kit and a copy of One-Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero.*

    ONE-HOUR CHEESE
    It’s a DIY cook’s dream come true: It’s pizza night, and you’ve made not only the crust and sauce but the mozzarella, too. Or you're whipping up quesadillas for a snack, using your homemade Triple Pepper Hack. Or the dinner party's in high gear and out comes the cheese plate … and yes, you've made all the cheeses on it. Even better: You made them all earlier that day. In a cookbook whose results seem like magic but whose recipes and instructions are specific, easy-to-follow and foolproof, Claudia Lucero shows step by step (with every step photographed) how to make 16 fresh cheeses at home, using easily available ingredients and tools, in an hour or less. The approach is basic and based on thousands of years of cheesemaking wisdom: Heat milk, add coagulant, drain, salt and press. Simple variations produce delicious results across three categories: Creamy and Spreadable, Firm and Chewy, and Melty and Gooey. And just as delicious, the author shows the best ways to serve them, recipes included: Squeaky “Pasta” Primavera, Mozzarella Kebab Party, and Curry in a Hurry Lettuce Wraps.

    FETA, GREEK YOGURT, & YOGURT CREAM CHEESE DIY KIT
    Make your own tangy feta, Greek yogurt, and yogurt cream cheese with an Urban Cheesecraft Kit!

    Your DIY Kit includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:

    • Instruction/recipe handbook and unlimited email support
    • Fine mesh, 100 percent cotton cheesecloth (also known as butter muslin)
    • Glass dairy thermometer (alcohol, not mercury)
    • Vegetarian rennet tablets
    • Yogurt starter cultures
    • Pure, non-iodized, non-GMO flake salt

    The ingredients allow you to make at least eight batches of feta and about 24 batches of yogurt treats. You can reuse the recipes, thermometer, and cloth and find refills of rennet tablets and salt in the Urban Cheesecraft shop online when you run out. Simply add cow's or goat's milk and you will be eating and sharing homemade, all-natural feta, Greek yogurt and yogurt cream cheese! A batch is about 8 ounces to 1 1/2 pounds (depending on what you make), so you'll have plenty of supplies to experiment with different herbs, shapes, and recipes. Though these are not instant treats, the wait times are minimal and worth it!

    • Plain yogurt (the starter) is ready in 12 hours or more (most of it being passive wait time)
    • Greek yogurt takes another four hours or more
    • Yogurt cream cheese takes another eight hours or more
    • Feta requires 1/4 cup of yogurt (store bought or homemade) and is ready in one week (Compare that to recipes that take 3 months!)

    FOOD SAFETY AND HANDLING: Please note that this kit and its supplies are hand-poured, hand-folded and assembled in a food-safe, fully licensed space. The food items are all gluten-free but packaged in a room that comes in contact with wheat, soy, corn, nuts and other food allergens. The kits are also vegetarian-friendly.

    *Book and cheese kit will ship separately.

    Item: 7932

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MASONTOPS COMPLETE MASON JAR FERMENTATION KIT

    This kit is perfect for beginners or as a gift. Including enough product to make four batches at the same times, plus the all natural Pickle Packer, the value of this starter kit cannot be beat. Packed thoughtfully, and sold with a free download of a step-by-step guide, this product is sure to convert anyone curious about fermenting their own foods. Kit includes: - 4 Pickle Pebbles (Wide) - 4 Pickle Pipes (Wide) - 1 Pickle Packer The Pickle Pipe is a super simple one-piece waterless airlock that allows gas to escape as necessary without letting any contaminants back flow into the jar, and it screws into place using any standard mason jar band. FDA food-grade certified, waterless, dishwasher-safe, and more compact... the Pickle Pipe is the natural evolution of the mason jar airlock. Once screwed into place, you can forget about the Pickle Pipe for days, or even weeks. There is no need to "burp" your jars manually each day, fumble with multi-piece airlocks, or monitor the "moat" of water-based airlocks. It is truly a "set and forget" solution. Pickle Pebbles have been specifically designed for use with fermentation and take the guess work out of your lacto ferments by ensuring your veggies stay below the surface of the brine thereby eliminating exposure to oxygen (which is the main cause of failure when using lacto fermenting methods). Pickle Pebbles PLUS+ are designed for use in wide mouth canning jars, and can also be used in traditional ceramic crocks. With the Pickle Pebble PLUS+, one weight is often enough to keep veggies below the brine. Dimensions: 2.75" diameter with 0.75" thickness. Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which is completely inert and guarantees that no other substances leach into your ferment. The Pickle Packer has been specifically designed for small-batch fermentation of sauerkraut and other veggies in both wide-mouth and regular-mouth mason jars. Measuring 10" tall, 2.5" at the wide end and 2" at the opposite end, our unique design allows both ends to be used for packing vegetables for your ferments. This allows the Pickle Packer to be used in a wide variety of fermenting jars and containers. Pickle Packers are made from all natural untreated Acacia wood and finished with a food-safe mineral oil to seal and protect. We chose to use Acacia wood not only because of its renowned strength (2x as strong as maple) and durability, but also because it is sustainable and eco-friendly. 

    Item: 8446

    Author: MASONTOPS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • CRAFT DISTILLING

    2016 Bronze Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards!

    Many people have experienced great success making their own beer or wine at home. In recent years a number of hobbyists have become interested in making distilled spirits. However, distilled spirits are more complicated to produce, and the process presents unique safety issues. In addition, alcohol distillation without a license is illegal in most countries, including the United States and Canada.

    From mashing and fermenting to building a small column still, Craft Distilling is a complete guide to creating high-quality whiskey, rum and more at home. Experienced brewer, distiller and self-reliance expert Victoria Redhed Miller shares a wealth of invaluable information including:

    • Quality Spirits 101: Step-by-step recipes and techniques.
    • Legal Liquor: An overview of the licensing process in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Raising the Bar: Advocacy for fair regulations for hobby distillers.

    This unique resource will show you everything you need to know to get started crafting top-quality spirits on a small scale — and do it legally. Sure to appeal to hobbyists, homesteaders, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, and anyone who cares about fine food and drink, Craft Distilling is the ideal offering for independent spirits.

    Item: 7801

    Author: Victoria Redhed Miller

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SELF-RELIANT COLLECTION

    There are hundreds of ways to save money on your grocery or home repair bills: growing your own food, doing your own home repairs, preserving or baking your own food, and so much more. Mother Earth News and Grit have compiled five special guides that will help you save money on food and your homestead. You will learn how to buy and build your dream homestead, discover delicious homemade bread recipes, grow food in small spaces, and more.

    Item: 7785

    Format: Paperback

  • BEE'S WRAP 3-PACK ASSORTED SIZE WRAPS (S,M,L)- MIMI'S PURPLE

    Wrap bread, cheese, vegetables, or cover a bowl! Bee's Wrap® is the sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap and create a seal. When cool, the wrap holds its shape. Reusable. Wash in cool water. Made of beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Use your Bee’s Wrap to wrap cheese, vegetables, bread, fruit, fresh herbs, and baked goods. Bee’s Wrap is not recommended for use with raw meat. Bee's Wrap lasts for up to a year with proper care and regular usage.

    Assorted Set of 3 includes:

    1 Small (7" x 8") Wrap a lemon, avocado or small snack.

    1 Medium (10" x 11") Wrap cheese, carrots, herbs, or cover a bowl.

    1 Large (13" x 14") Wrap half a melon, greens, baked goods, or cover a larger bowl.

    Item: 8354

    Format:

  • MAKING PLANT MEDICINE, 4TH EDITION

    Published in the year 2000, Making Plant Medicine has become a preferred herbal reference for learning to make standard herbal tinctures, teas, syrups, oils, salves, and poultices. The fourth edition includes 28 new herbs, including aloe vera, andrographis, Ashitaba, brahmi, Chameleon plant, hops, osha, and rhodiola. May your personalized copy soon be anointed with the happy splatter of homemade herbal remedies!

    Item: 8037

    Author: Richo Cech

    Format: Paperback

  • BREAD BY MOTHER EARTH NEWS

    Roll up your sleeves, warm up your oven, and find a new favorite bread.

    From intense, chewy sourdough to light, airy focaccia, many of today's most popular breads are best when they're fresh from the oven. Then again, that's always been true.

    The timeless allure of fresh bread has been part of Mother Earth News magazine since 1970, when they published their first issue. In Bread, for the first time, the editors have collected their very best recipes and techniques. You'll find all the classics, including rustic white, whole-wheat sandwich bread, and sourdough. There's plenty of quick-breads and page after page of country and holiday favorites, such as skillet cornbread, Irish soda bread, and fruit- and nut-filled harvest breads. Go beyond the traditional and try your hand at flatbreads, boiled breads, naan, bagels, pizza crust … even gluten-free breads. With more than 150 tried-and-true recipes to choose from, you're sure to find new loaves to love.

    Item: 7678

    Author: Karen Will, MOTHER EARTH NEWS

    Format: Paperback

  • DIY CHEESE PACKAGE (MOZZARELLA & RICOTTA)

    This package includes one Mozzarella & Ricotta DIY Cheese Kit and a copy of One-Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero.*

    ONE-HOUR CHEESE
    It’s a DIY cook’s dream come true: It’s pizza night, and you’ve made not only the crust and sauce but the mozzarella, too. Or you're whipping up quesadillas for a snack, using your homemade Triple Pepper Hack. Or the dinner party's in high gear and out comes the cheese plate … and yes, you've made all the cheeses on it. Even better: You made them all earlier that day.

    In a cookbook whose results seem like magic but whose recipes and instructions are specific, easy-to-follow and foolproof, Claudia Lucero shows step by step (with every step photographed) how to make 16 fresh cheeses at home, using easily available ingredients and tools, in an hour or less. The approach is basic and based on thousands of years of cheesemaking wisdom: Heat milk, add coagulant, drain, salt and press. Simple variations produce delicious results across three categories: Creamy and Spreadable, Firm and Chewy, and Melty and Gooey. And just as delicious, the author shows the best ways to serve them, recipes included: Squeaky “Pasta” Primavera, Mozzarella Kebab Party, and Curry in a Hurry Lettuce Wraps.

    MOZZARELLA & RICOTTA DIY CHEESE KIT
    Make your own succulent mozzarella and creamy ricotta with an Urban Cheesecraft Kit!

    Your Mozzarella & Ricotta DIY Cheese Kit includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:

    • Instruction/recipe handbook and unlimited email support
    • Fine-mesh, 100% cotton cheesecloth (also known as butter muslin)
    • Glass dairy thermometer (alcohol, not mercury)
    • Gluten-free, non-GMO vegetarian rennet tablets
    • Gluten-free, non-GMO citric acid
    • Pure, non-iodized flake salt

    The ingredients allow you to make at least eight batches of cheese. You can reuse the recipes, thermometer and cloth, and find refills of rennet tablets, salt and citric acid in the Urban Cheesecraft shop online when you run out.

    Simply add a gallon of cows' milk and in one hour, you will be eating and sharing homemade, all-natural mozzarella or ricotta!

    A batch is about 1 ½ to 2 pounds, depending on whole or low-fat milk, or mozzarella vs. ricotta, so you'll have plenty of supplies to experiment with different herbs, shapes and recipes.

    The cheese kit was developed by Claudia Lucero, author of One-Hour Cheese. It shows readers how to make these cheeses and many more with step-by-step photos, a rarity in cheesemaking books.

    FOOD SAFETY AND HANDLING: Please note that this kit and its supplies are hand-poured, hand-folded and assembled in a food-safe, fully licensed space. The food items are all gluten-free but packaged in a room that comes in contact with wheat, soy, corn, nuts and other food allergens. The kits are also vegetarian-friendly.

    *Book and cheese kit will ship separately.

    Item: 7882

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MUSHROOMING WITHOUT FEAR

    Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those mushrooms that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, this book presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion — including "Never, never take a mushroom with gills," and "If a mushroom smells rotten, it is rotten." Among the many mushrooms covered are the cep; the red-cracked, larch, bay and birch boletes; hen of the woods, chanterelle, trumpet chanterelle, hedgehog fungus, common puffball, horn of plenty and cauliflower mushroom. Each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there's also information on mushroom season, handling, storage and cooking, complete with recipes.

    Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

    Item: 4722

    Author: Alexander Schwab

    Format: Paperback

  • COUNTRY WISDOM & KNOW-HOW

    Everything you need to know to live off the land! This 476-page book is a compendium of treasured knowledge from hundreds of small booklets published as "Country Wisdom Bulletins" in the 1970s. Whether you want to build a stone fence, make strawberry-rhubarb jam or plant an herb garden, this book will show you how.

    Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending books and products to readers. For 40 years, Mother Earth News has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

    Item: 2793

    Author: ed. Storey Books

    Format: Paperback

  • COUNTRY WISDOM & KNOW-HOW

    Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustainable living.

    Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind.

    Organized by general topic (including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, home, and health and well-being), it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics (from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors"). Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout, and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.

    Item: 8219

    Author: Editors of Storey Books

    Format: Paperback

  • 10-FRAME ADVANCED "BEE"GINNERS KIT (MED GLOVES) - BY BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM

    A MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FOR WISER LIVING!

    The company prides itself on providing kits that contain everything you need to successfully keep bees, and no extras that you don't. Brushy Mountain Bee Farm’s 10-Frame Bee-Ginner’s Kit has everything you need to start and work your first hive (except the bees, feed, and paint). This version of the kit comes with medium gloves.

    Item: 8012

    Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

    Format:

  • ROSEMARY GLADSTAR'S MEDICINAL HERBS: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

    Gladstar profiles 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants and then shows you exactly how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use them. Stock your home medicine chest with safe, all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations, and enjoy better health!

    Item: 5948

    Author: Rosemary Gladstar

    Format: Paperback

  • THE HERBAL APOTHECARY

    Plant-based medicines offer many healing possibilities for the body, mind and spirit. In this holistic guide, naturopath J.J. Pursell provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, explaining how they work and how to use them safely.

    Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, The Herbal Apothecary includes advice on growing and foraging for healing plants, as well as recommendations for plant-based formulations to fight common ailments, such as muscle strain, anxiety and insomnia. Step-by-step instructions show you how to make your own teas, salves, capsules, tinctures and other essential herbal remedies. Whether you want to treat a wound or fight the common cold, taking charge of your health and well-being begins here.

    Item: 7705

    Author: JJ Pursell

    Format: Paperback

  • HOMEMADE FOR SALE

    From farm-to-fork and "Buy Local" to slow food and handmade artisan breads, real food (made with real ingredients by real people) is in increasing demand. Cottage food laws in the United States have been passed in many states, although they vary in regulation from state to state.* Finally, "homemade" and "fresh from the oven" on the package can mean exactly what it says.

    Homemade for Sale is the first authoritative guide to conceiving and launching your own home-based food startup. Packed with profiles of successful cottage food entrepreneurs, this comprehensive and accessible resource covers everything you need to get cooking for your customers, creating items that by their very nature are specialized and unique. Topics covered include:

    • Product development and testing
    • Marketing and developing your niche
    • Structuring your business and planning for the future
    • Managing liability, risk, and government regulations

    You can join a growing movement of entrepreneurs starting small food businesses from their home. No capital needed, just good recipes, enthusiasm and commitment … plus enough know-how to turn fresh ingredients into sought-after treats for your local community. Everything required is probably already in your home kitchen. Best of all, you can start tomorrow!

    *We recommend checking your state’s laws before starting a home-based food business. Also, we are not aware of any laws that authorize home-based food businesses in Canada.

    Item: 7537

    Author: Lisa Kivirist, John D. Ivanko

    Format: Paperback

  • MEALS IN A JAR

    Why settle for preservative-packed frozen dinners, freeze-dried backpacking food and military ready-to-eat meals when a healthier and tastier option can easily be stored in the pantry? Meals in a Jar provides the step-by-step, detailed instructions needed to create all-natural breakfast, lunch and dinner options that you can keep on a shelf and enjoy at any time. Includes all-in-one meals, such as:

    • Creamy tomato soup
    • Artisan bread
    • Lemon chicken piccata
    • Chocolate cake

    These scrumptious recipes allow even the most inexperienced chefs to serve gourmet dishes. Not only are these meals perfect for everyday events like camping trips, after-school study sessions and rushed evenings, but they can also be lifesavers in times of disasters like fires, blackouts or hurricanes. Perfect for the modern jarring and canning generation, this book proves that just because food is easy-to-store and long-lasting doesn't mean it can't be delicious and nutritious.

    Item: 6657

    Author: Julie Languille

    Format: Paperback

  • LARD: Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient

    Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient offers you the opportunity to cook like your grandmother, while incorporating good animal fat into your diet once again.

    Item: 5901

    Author: Editors of GRIT Magazine

    Format: Paperback

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