• MARKET FARMING SUCCESS

    Market Farming Success is a comprehensive overview of the direct-marketing business, written expressly for those just getting started. It identifies the key problem areas of this multifaceted business and shows how to avoid the obstacles. It will help the aspiring or beginning farmer advance quickly and confidently through the inevitable learning curve of starting a new business.

    The author is the editor and publisher of the Growing for Market newsletter, and she condenses decades of growing experience from every part of the country.

    Market Farming Success focuses on the factors that are common to growers everywhere and offers professional advice, including:

    • How much it costs to start up a market gardening business
    • How much you can expect to earn
    • Which crops bring in the most money
    • Essential tools and equipment
    • Best places to sell your products
    • How to keep records and minimize taxes
    • Tricks of the trade that will make you more efficient in the greenhouse, field and market.
    Market Farming Success is the quintessential "insider's guide" that will make you a more savvy and professional farmer and speed you on the path to success.

    Item: 6157

    Author: Lynn Byczynski

    Format: Paperback

  • MASON JAR LUNCHES

    Mason Jar Lunches features 50 pretty, portable packed lunches, including delicious soups, salads, and pastas. Packing your lunch is one of the best ways to eat healthy and save money. But preparing and packing a lunch isn’t always easy. Mason jars are the perfect solution: They’re durable, adorable, and keep your food sealed and fresh. Packed with full-color photos of each recipe, this book is as gorgeous as the layered lunches themselves. Mason Jar Lunches goes beyond the popular mason jar salad recipes to include a variety of hot and cold meals.

    Item: 8891

    Author: JESSICA HARLAN

    Format: Paperback

  • MASONTOPS COMPLETE MASON JAR FERMENTATION KIT

    This kit is perfect for beginners or as a gift. Including enough product to make four batches at the same times, plus the all natural Pickle Packer, the value of this starter kit cannot be beat. Packed thoughtfully, and sold with a free download of a step-by-step guide, this product is sure to convert anyone curious about fermenting their own foods. Kit includes: - 4 Pickle Pebbles (Wide) - 4 Pickle Pipes (Wide) - 1 Pickle Packer The Pickle Pipe is a super simple one-piece waterless airlock that allows gas to escape as necessary without letting any contaminants back flow into the jar, and it screws into place using any standard mason jar band. FDA food-grade certified, waterless, dishwasher-safe, and more compact... the Pickle Pipe is the natural evolution of the mason jar airlock. Once screwed into place, you can forget about the Pickle Pipe for days, or even weeks. There is no need to "burp" your jars manually each day, fumble with multi-piece airlocks, or monitor the "moat" of water-based airlocks. It is truly a "set and forget" solution. Pickle Pebbles have been specifically designed for use with fermentation and take the guess work out of your lacto ferments by ensuring your veggies stay below the surface of the brine thereby eliminating exposure to oxygen (which is the main cause of failure when using lacto fermenting methods). Pickle Pebbles PLUS+ are designed for use in wide mouth canning jars, and can also be used in traditional ceramic crocks. With the Pickle Pebble PLUS+, one weight is often enough to keep veggies below the brine. Dimensions: 2.75" diameter with 0.75" thickness. Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which is completely inert and guarantees that no other substances leach into your ferment. The Pickle Packer has been specifically designed for small-batch fermentation of sauerkraut and other veggies in both wide-mouth and regular-mouth mason jars. Measuring 10" tall, 2.5" at the wide end and 2" at the opposite end, our unique design allows both ends to be used for packing vegetables for your ferments. This allows the Pickle Packer to be used in a wide variety of fermenting jars and containers. Pickle Packers are made from all natural untreated Acacia wood and finished with a food-safe mineral oil to seal and protect. We chose to use Acacia wood not only because of its renowned strength (2x as strong as maple) and durability, but also because it is sustainable and eco-friendly. Here is an Editorial review from our very own Hannah Kinkaid. Hannah is managing editor for Heirloom Gardener and senior editor for Mother Earth News. Editorial review: The Masontops Fermentation Kit included everything I needed to easily transform my spare wide-mouth canning jars into the ultimate fermentation vehicles. I love that the pickle pipes release extra air so I don’t have to burp my jars every day. (I sometimes forget to burp my jars and then I get paranoid that they’ll explode, so this took away that stress factor.) The glass weights are just the thing for keeping my fermentation materials submerged to prevent mold from growing. I had been scavenging around my house for rocks, discs, and other small weights to use informally, and now I don’t have to even think about finding an impromptu and food-safe weight. The acacia wood vegetable tamper packed everything down perfectly and felt really nice in my hands. The wood is smooth and soft, and I felt like I put more intention and might behind my fermentation preparation because I was using a tool that I enjoyed. Overall, I was really happy with the fermentation kit and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and other fermentation hobbyists.

    Item: 8446

    Author: MASONTOPS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MASONTOPS PICKLE PACKER

    The Pickle Packer has been specifically designed for small-batch fermentation of sauerkraut and other veggies in both wide-mouth and regular-mouth mason jars. Measuring 10" tall, 2.5" at the wide end and 2" at the opposite end, our unique design allows both ends to be used for packing vegetables for your ferments. This allows the Pickle Packer to be used in a wide variety of fermenting jars and containers. Pickle Packers are made from all natural untreated Acacia wood and finished with a food-safe mineral oil to seal and protect. We chose to use Acacia wood not only because of its renowned strength (2 x as strong as maple) and durability, but also because it is sustainable and eco-friendly. Care Instructions: Hand wash with warm soapy and water only. Occasional oiling (using food-safe mineral oil) may help to lengthen the life of this product. Not dishwasher safe and should never be allowed to stand in water as it may damage the wood. The Pickle Packer used together with the Pickle Pebbles, ensure consistent high-quality results from your home ferments. VERIFIED FERMENT-SAFE AND LEAD-FREE. -Made from all natural acacia wood - Acacia wood is a sustainable and eco-friendly crop and is one of the hardest woods available -Double-sided design fits both wide-mouth and regular-mouth mason jars -10" tall, 2.5" at wide end, 2" at smaller end -Helps remove air and draw out moisture to get your ferments off to a good start -Specifically designed for small-batch fermentation in mason jars and fido jars

    Item: 8451

    Author: MASONTOPS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MASONTOPS PICKLE PEBBLES REGULAR MOUTH 4-PACK

    Pickle Pebbles have been specifically designed for use with fermentation and take the guess work out of your lacto ferments by ensuring your veggies stay below the surface of the brine thereby eliminating exposure to oxygen (which is the main cause of failure when using lacto fermenting methods). While a single Pickle Pebble is often enough to keep veggies below the brine, they can also be stacked to provide extra weight. Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which is completely inert and guarantees that no other substances leach into your ferment. VERIFIED FERMENT-SAFE AND LEAD-FREE -Clear Glass Fermentation Weights -Lead-Free, Food-Grade and Non-Porous Glass Ferment Weights -2 1/4 " Diameter x 1/2 " Thick -Fits regular mouth mason jars as well as Fido jars -4 Pebbles Included in a Gift Box

    Item: 8450

    Author: MASONTOPS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MASONTOPS PICKLE PEBBLES WIDE MOUTH 4-PACK

    Pickle Pebbles have been specifically designed for use with fermentation and take the guess work out of your lacto ferments by ensuring your veggies stay below the surface of the brine thereby eliminating exposure to oxygen (which is the main cause of failure when using lacto fermenting methods). While a single Pickle Pebble is often enough to keep veggies below the brine, they can also be stacked to provide extra weight. Pickle Pebbles are made of non-iridized soda glass which is completely inert and guarantees that no other substances leach into your ferment. VERIFIED FERMENT-SAFE AND LEAD-FREE -Clear Glass Fermentation Weights -Lead-Free, Food-Grade and Non-Porous Glass Ferment Weights -2 1/4 " Diameter x 1/2 " Thick -Fits wide mouth and regular mouth mason jars as well as Fido jars -4 Pebbles Included in a Gift Box

    Item: 8449

    Author: MASONTOPS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MASONTOPS PICKLE PIPES REGULAR MOUTH 4-PACK

    The Pickle Pipe is the world's first one-piece, self-sealing, silicone and waterless airlock. When fermenting your own vegetables, it is important that carbon dioxide is allowed to escape (or else the jar can explode) and that oxygen is not allowed to enter (or else your food will spoil with mold). The Pickle Pipe maintains the perfect, maintenance-free fermenting environment without the need to burp your jars every day, or monitor the water levels of a clumsy 3-piece airlock. The patent-pending Pickle Pipe will allow you to "set and forget" your ferments without the daily maintenance of every other airlock solution in existence. The low profile design allows you to store your ferments in tight spaces, and when finished, simply pop them in the dishwasher for years of use. There is no easier or more convenient solution to worry-free mason jar ferments. VERIFIED FERMENT-SAFE. ??One-Piece, Silicone, Self-Sealing, Waterless Fermentation Airlock ?Dishwasher Safe, BPA- and Phthalate-Free ?Fits any "Regular-Mouth" Mason Jar (Ball, Kerr, Bernardin, etc.) ?Screws on with any "Regular-Mouth" Mason Jar Band (not included)

    Item: 8448

    Author: MASONTOPS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MASONTOPS PICKLE PIPES WIDE MOUTH 4-PACK

    The Pickle Pipe is the world's first one-piece, self-sealing, silicone and waterless airlock. When fermenting your own vegetables, it is important that carbon dioxide is allowed to escape (or else the jar can explode) and that oxygen is not allowed to enter (or else your food will spoil with mold). The Pickle Pipe maintains the perfect, maintenance-free fermenting environment without the need to burp your jars every day, or monitor the water levels of a clumsy 3-piece airlock. The patent-pending Pickle Pipe will allow you to "set and forget" your ferments without the daily maintenance of every other airlock solution in existence. The low profile design allows you to store your ferments in tight spaces, and when finished, simply pop them in the dishwasher for years of use. There is no easier or more convenient solution to worry-free mason jar ferments. VERIFIED FERMENT-SAFE. -One-Piece, Silicone, Self-Sealing, Waterless Fermentation Airlock
    -Dishwasher Safe, BPA- and Phthalate-Free
    -Fits any "Wide-Mouth" Mason Jar (Ball, Kerr, Bernardin, etc.)
    -Screws on with any "Wide-Mouth" Mason Jar Band (not included)

    Item: 8447

    Author: MASONTOPS

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MASTERING ARTISAN CHEESEMAKING

    Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking - the forthcoming book by acclaimed cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell - is the book every cheesemaker will want as their guide, taking them from creating their first, simple cheeses to producing unique, masterpiece cheeses.<

    Item: 6188

    Author: Gianaclis Caldwell

    Format: Paperback

  • MASTERING BASIC CHEESEMAKING

    The craft of home cheesemaking is exploding in popularity. However most “beginner” books are essentially loosely organized collections of recipes that lack a progressive approach to teaching the fundamentals of this exciting and satisfying traditional skill. Mastering Basic Cheesemaking provides a complete hands-on guide to making cheese and other fermented dairy products from scratch, geared toward helping the novice cheesemaker develop the intuition and abilities needed for success, especially in the real world of the home kitchen.

    Item: 7777

    Author: Gianaclis Caldwell

    Format: Paperback

  • MEDICINAL WILD PLANTS OF THE PRAIRIE

    The Plains Indians found medicinal value in more than 200 species of native prairie plants. Unfortunately, modern American culture has not paid much attention.

    White settlers did learn a few plant-based remedies from the Indians, and a few prairie plants were prescribed by frontier doctors. A couple dozen prairie species were listed as drugs in the U.S. Pharmacopeia at one time or another, and one or two, like the Purple Coneflower, found their way into the bottles of patent medicine.

    But in both the number of species used and the varieties of treatments administered, Indians were far more proficient than white settlers. Their familiarity with the plants of the prairie was comprehensive: There probably were Indian names for all prairie plants, and they recognized more varieties of some species than scientists do today. Their knowledge was refined and exact enough that they could successfully administer medicinal doses of plants that are poisonous. All of the species used by frontier doctors were used first by Indians.

    In Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie, ethnobotanist Kelly Kindscher documents the medicinal use of 203 native prairie plants by the Plains Indians. Using information gleaned from archival materials, interviews and fieldwork, Kindscher describes plant-based treatments for ailments ranging from hyperactivity to syphilis, from arthritis to worms. He also explains the use of internal and external medications, smoke treatments, moxa (the burning of a medicinal substance on the skin), and the doctrine of signatures (the belief that the form or characteristics of a plant are signatures or signs that reveal its medicinal uses). He adds information on recent pharmacological findings to further illuminate the medicinal nature of these plants.

    Not since 1919 has the ethnobotany of native Great Plains plants been examined so thoroughly. Kindscher's study is the first to encompass the entire Prairie Bioregion, a 1 million-square-mile area bounded by Texas on the south, Canada on the north, the Rocky Mountains on the west, and the deciduous forests of Missouri, Indiana and Wisconsin in the east. Along with information on the medicinal uses of prairie plants by the Indians, Kindscher also lists Indian, common, and scientific names and describes Anglo folk uses, medical uses, scientific research and cultivation. Descriptions of the plants are supplemented by 44 exquisite line drawings and more than 100 range maps.

    This book will help increase appreciation for prairie plants at a time when prairies and their biodiversity urgently need protection throughout the region.

    Item: 6874

    Author: Kelly Kindscher

    Format: Paperback

  • MEN ALMANAC/BUILDING SOILS SET

    This set is a match! Get two books that have a plethora of information and knowledge to share for a great price! The Mother Earth News Almanac is a seasonal guide with subject matter that any passionate DIYer, homesteader, or environmentally aware reader will appreciate. You'll find recipes, money-saving tips, and homesteading techniques, such as illustrated directions for tying a timber hitch, cat's-paw, sheepshank, and other knots; folk medicine treatments and preventatives; tips on raising chickens and keeping bees; plans for building three kinds of kites; complete instructions for fast and easy compost; and much, much more! Building Soils Naturally gives gardeners a hands-on plan for creating productive, living soil by using a practical, holistic approach – crafted right in your garden. In an organic garden, plants in optimum health thrive abundantly, produce harvests with amazing taste, and possess the ability to fight off plant predators. When they don't, there's often something lacking in their proper nutrition. Maybe they are missing beneficial microorganism companions, or perhaps they are short of the energy needed to reach their full nutrient-dense potential. The solution is to "start with the soil," but healthy soil doesn't happen just by composting, fertilizing, or companion planting alone. The solution can be found in Building Soils Naturally.

    Item: 8228

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