Food
Recipes and kitchen tips for rural America

Red Flint is More Than Chicken Feed

Red Flint corn — also known as Indian corn — is a heritage seed that produces an excellent cornmeal. One man has turned the crop into a family business.

Easy Venison Chili Recipe

Warm up on a cold day with a piping hot bowl of venison chili.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Food

Tomato and Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

Tomato and Avocado Egg Salad

Wondering what to take on the weekend picnic? Spruce up an egg salad with tomato and avocados.

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RAISING DUCKS & GEESE E-HANDBOOK

High prices and availability are just two reasons why you should raise your own ducks and geese, but there are things you should know before you get started.


This e-handbook guides you through the steps you need to take to raise your own ducks and geese. Chapters include:


  • Raising Ducks
  • The Kinds of Ducks
  • Sanitation
  • Starting Your Ducks
  • Raising Geese
  • Breeds of Geese
  • Goslings
  • Slaughtering and Dressing
  • Feed, Water, and Shelter Needs
  • Your Own Pond for Ducks or Geese


In a pond or out, wild or tame, ducks and geese are some of the best, and certainly the most feed-economical, of all farm fowl to raise for meat and eggs.


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RIFE'S NEW MODEL HYDRAULIC RAM E-BOOK

This e-book details all of the hydraulic pump models produced by Rife Ram and Pump Works. Inside is a list of models, operating instructions, and general water pumping information. 12 pages.


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FARM MUSEUM DIRECTORY E-BOOK

Published in 1998. Information on farm museums through-out the U.S. and Canada. 73 pages.


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THE WINTER HARVEST HANDBOOK

From the best-selling author of The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest comes a revolutionary guide to year-round harvests of fresh, organic produce — with little or no energy inputs.

Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower, published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine.

Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.

Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.

Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm.

His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.

A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”

Praise for The Winter Harvest Handbook:

"How do you produce first-rate food all year-round in northern places? This is the big question facing the local food movement, and Eliot Coleman, one of America's most innovative farmers, has come up with excellent answers. ... The Winter Harvest Handbook is an indispensable contribution." Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food

"If we are going to create a good, clean, fair food system, we've got to learn how to grow affordable, local food year-round and make a living at it. Eliot Coleman knows more about this than anyone I've met. Here he gives the detailed information needed to make it work." Josh Viertel, president, Slow Food USA.

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