Hank Will, editor: 785-274-4355,

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


Inside the March-April issue of Grit, on newsstands Feb. 23

Bake healthier cookies, save money on clothing and water, and more



Classic Cookies Get a Healthy Makeover Increase the nutritional value of your favorite cookies — without sacrificing taste — using these healthy recipe substitutes. Page 26


Give Old Clothes New Life  Save money by using Grit’s mending techniques to turn old clothes into wearable fashions. Page 42


Save Money and Time with DIY Rainwater System  Capture more water and spend less money and time watering your garden with Grit’s easy-to-make rainwater harvesting system. Page 74


Niche Farming Creates New Business Model – Whether you’re downsizing your farm or want to make extra money on the side, growing specialty produce and meat or creating value-added products can offer a sustainable business model. Page 56


Grow Squash, Cucumbers and Melons  Learn the nuances of choosing varieties and growing these garden mainstays, and try a couple of our recipes to enjoy your harvest. Page 50


Find Heirloom Seeds with Detective Work – Use these seven strategies to track down seeds for rare heirloom fruits and vegetables. Page 30


and much more …


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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