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Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: (785) 274-4304,  


Inside the January-February issue of Grit, on newsstands Dec. 28


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Barn Quilts Liven Up Rural Landscapes — Large painted quilt blocks on the sides of barns across America encourage folks to take the roads less traveled. 

Forage for Your Food — Save money and eat fresh, local foods by learning which varieties grow wild, where to find them and methods for harvesting.  

Consider a Heritage Breed for Your Backyard Chicken Flock — Discover which chicken breeds originated in the United States, and why their characteristics that suit urban and suburban and settings.

Organic Farmer Improves Seeds to Save History — An Oregon man works to maintain and strengthen the genetic stock of organic fruits and vegetables, sometimes meeting with disapproval from heirloom “purists.”

Choose the Right Small Tractor Grit’s guide helps you determine whether you need a lawn, garden or subcompact tractor to maintain your land, and how much you should expect to spend.

Use Oats to Add Variety to Dishes — Get a nutrient boost, added flavor and unique texture by adding oats to everything from ice cream parfaits to meatloaf.

About Grit  
Grit magazine ( has celebrated rural American lifestyles since 1882. Each bimonthly issue combines practical articles, product reviews, do-it-yourself building plans, beautiful photos, reader advice, humor and a healthy dose of fresh attitude to offer a complete guide to life outside city limits. Grit offers syndicated content and e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.

About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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