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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, foraging, wanting to try international cooking or cooking with farm fresh ingredients. We also showcase a variety of gadgets and farm tools we've recommended at markets for years when people ask "what do you use for...?".

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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)

Keeping the Harvest: Preserving Your Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs (Down-to-Earth Book)

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

The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food

Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System, 2nd Edition

Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition) (Storey's Down-To-Earth Guides

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

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

Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook

The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves: 200 Classic and Contemporary Recipes Showcasing the Fabulous Flavors of Fresh Fruits

Craft Coffee: A Manual: Brewing a Better Cup at Home

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

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

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

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

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

Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook

The Wildcrafted Cocktail: Make Your Own Foraged Syrups, Bitters, Infusions, and Garnishes; Includes Recipes for 45 One-of-a-Kind Mixed Drinks

Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times (Second Edition)

Ayurveda (Idiot's Guides)

Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes (Julie Morris's Superfoods)

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

Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal

Juicing for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Juicing Recipes and Juicing for Weight Loss

Salad of the Day (Revised): 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year

The Stevia Cookbook: Cooking with Nature's Calorie-Free Sweetener

Hot Sauce Cookbook: The Book of Fiery Salsa and Hot Sauce Recipes

The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking

Soup of the Day (Rev Edition): 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year

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

Happy Bees Funny Kind T-Shirt For Bees Lovers

Cute Rascals Bee Taped Neck Toddler Girl Ruffle Cotton Long Sleeve Sunflower Dress - White, 18 Months


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

Melons for the Passionate Grower

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

The Joy of Rhubarb: The Versatile Summer Delight (Fruits & Favorites Cookbooks)

101 Recipes with Rhubarb


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)

Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

Pawpaw: In Search of Americašs Forgotten Fruit

Elderberries: The Beginner's Guide to Foraging, Preserving and Using Elderberries for Health Remedies, Recipes, Drinks & More

Acorn Foraging: Everything You Need to Know to Harvest One of Autumnšs Best Wild Edible Foods, with Recipes, Photographs and Step-By-Step Instructions

Ramps: the Cookbook: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail

The New Wildcrafted Cuisine: Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local Terroir

The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients

Incredible Wild Edibles

The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler


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

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

Jerk from Jamaica: Barbecue Caribbean Style

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


Teapot Kettle with warmer - Tea Pot and Tea Infuser Set- Holds 3-4 cups

Teabloom Tea-For-One Brewing Mug Set ­ Large Insulated Double Wall Glass Mug,

Sweese 2102 Porcelain Tea Mug with Infuser and Lid, 15 OZ,

Hiware Good Glass Teapot with Stainless Steel Infuser & Lid,

Chemex Classic Series, Pour-over Glass Coffeemaker, 6-Cup

Porcelain Butterfly & Dragonfly Teapot Trimmed In Gold

Grateful Gnome - Hummingbird Feeder - Hand Blown Glass - Blue Egg with Flowers - 36 Fluid Ounces

Hamilton Beach 40865 Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7-Liter, Brushed Metal

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

Epica 18-Oz. Glass Beverage Bottles, Set of 6

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Low-Profile Container, Heritage

Progressive International PL8-1000 PL8 Mandoline Slicer, White

Chikamasa B-500SRF Curved Scissors with Fluorine Coating

Felco F-2 Classic Manual Hand Pruner

A.M. Leonard Deluxe Soil Knife, Stainless Steel

Dramm 12805 Touch-N-Flow Rain Wand 30-Inch Length, Blue

Uncle Jim's Worm Farm 250 Count Red Wiggler Live Composting Worms

Worm Factory 360 WF360B Worm Composter, Black

Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin 1.3 Gallon-Includes Charcoal Filter

UNNI ASTM D6400 100% Compostable Bags,2.6 Gallon,100 Count,Extra Thick

Envirocycle The Cutest Composter in The World, Mini Composting Tumbler Bin and Compost Tea Maker

Good Ideas RW40-OAK Rain Wizard Rain Barrel 40-Gallon, Oak

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