While we love the internet, there's nothing like a book. Books don't mind being out in the garden with you, in the barn, in the raspberry field. They sit patiently on the table or shelf waiting for you, not ever demanding to be charged, picked up and answered, fixed. The story a book can tell, a recipe, step by step instructions can all be revisited, at any time. No history search needed.

When we moved to the farm I had 3 rooms to work with, no closets or wall space really. I also had some 25 boxes of books to deal with. I like books.

The books listed here are books I can recommend to someone interested in homesteading, hunting mushrooms, wanting to try international cooking or cooking with farm fresh ingredients.

Clicking on the links below the book images and clicking on the book images land you on an Amazon page that describes the book in more detail. We get a small percentage of any book purchase you make and as very long standing "Amazon Associates" we still are required to display the following words:

NOTE: Shagbark Farm Ohio L.L.C is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Amazon.com is solely responsible for fulfillment of book orders placed through these links.

We also integrate Google ads which will appear on our pages based on the text content of that page and the previous pages you have visited. Both Amazon and Google ads generate very small revenue for us, but enough to offset the costs of having this website. We recommend these programs to any other small farming operations as a way to generate revenues to support your online endeavors!




Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual of Living Off the Land & Doing It Yourself

Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (Back to Basics Guides)

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Back to Basics Guides)

Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (Living Free Guides) by England, Angela (12/4/2012)

Straw Bale Gardens Complete

All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space

The Amish Canning Cookbook: Plain and Simple Living at Its Homemade Best

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

Keeping the Harvest: Preserving Your Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs (Down-to-Earth Book)
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Featuring Bone Broths, Fermented Vegetables, Grass-Fed Meats, Wholesome Fats, Raw Dairy, and Kombuchas

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh ... Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use

A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition (Peterson Field Guides)

The Spice and Herb Bible

Cooking With Herbs: Bring distinctive fresh takes to your food with the fragrance of herbs

Mosby's Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements, 4e

The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook: Your Comprehensive Reference to the Best Herbs for Healing

Cooking from the Farmers' Market (Williams-Sonoma)

The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box, Farmers' Market, or Backyard Bounty

In Season: Cooking with Vegetables and Fruits

The Farmer's Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA and Farmers' Market Foods

The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food

Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, With a Guide to More Than 30 Varietals

The Compleat Meadmaker : Home Production of Honey Wine From Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations

Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated, 3rd Edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden - New material includes: - ... urban beekeeping - How to use top bar hives


Melons for the Passionate Grower

Berries, Rasp- & Black

The Fruit Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden

The Berry Bible: With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries

Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life

Easy Melon Cookbook: 50 Delicious Melon Recipes for Drinks, Smoothies, Salsas, Desserts and Soups

Smoothie Recipe Book: 150 Smoothie Recipes Including Smoothies for Weight Loss and Smoothies for Optimum Health

Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas

Raspberry Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Raspberry Recipes

Cooking With Wild Berries & Fruits of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio

Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season
The Lost Art of Pie Making Made Easy


National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (National Audubon Society Field Guides (Hardcover))

Mushrooming without Fear: The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Safe and Delicious Mushrooms
100 Edible Mushrooms

Shroom: Mind-bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms

Mushrooms Demystified

The Wild Table: Seasonal Foraged Food and Recipes

The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts: Finding, Identifying, and Cooking (Guide to Series)
Midwest Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Burdock to Wild Peach (Timber Press Field Guide) Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival


Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1

Eat Caribbean

Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Jerk from Jamaica: Barbecue Caribbean Style

Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen

At Blanchard's Table: A Trip to the Beach Cookbook

The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden

My Pantry: Homemade Ingredients That Make Simple Meals Your Own

Dinner Made Simple: 35 Everyday Ingredients, 350 Easy Recipes


A Year in Provence
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
Don't Stop the Carnival: A Novel

A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean

The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life

An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude

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