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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Vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, lower in calories than most all other foods, cholesterol-free, virtually fat-free, relatively low in sodium and high in potassium, versatile and delicious!
This e-handbook will present basic cooking methods for vegetables, using tools and appliances found in most kitchen, storage tips and tasty ways to use leftovers. Also included are recipes for:
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Vegetables are tastiest and most nutritious when they're properly prepared and this handy guide will show you how! 37 pages.
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The best-selling authors of the groundbreaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day bring you a new cookbook with 90 delicious, entirely gluten-free bread recipes made from easy-to-find ingredients.
With more than half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg, MD, and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread, so long as they can do it quickly and easily. But what about people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? They want to eat well too, but gluten is everywhere: in cakes, pastas, desserts, gravy … even in beer and Scotch whiskey. But the thing they miss most? Bread.
Based on overwhelming requests from their readers, Hertzberg and François have returned to their test kitchens to create an entirely gluten-free bread cookbook: Most of the recipes that readers loved in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day appear here in a gluten-free version. In just five minutes a day of active preparation time, you can create:
- Delectable, gluten-free sandwich loaves
- European Peasant Bread
- 100% Whole Grain Loaves
- French Baguettes
- Crock Pot Bread
- Caraway “Rye” Bread
- And even fabulous dessert breads like Brioche, Doughnuts, and Sticky Pecan Caramel Rolls!
Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day extends Hertzberg and François’ revolutionary stored-dough method to yeasted and unleavened breads made without wheat, barley or rye. With 90 recipes (plus 100 black-and-white instructional photos and 40 gorgeous color images), the authors adopt the rich palette of world breads to their unique method. Using their revolutionary approach, you can have mouthwatering gluten-free artisan bread in just five minutes a day!
This first installment of our new Wiser Living Video Series DVD features some of our most popular workshops, taught by leading experts on do-it-yourself, sustainable projects. From learning the basics of pickling vegetables to making your own all-natural household cleaners to extending your garden season with easy-to-build mini-greenhouses, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Video Series features a broad spectrum of information. Recorded by professionals, each 10- to 20-minute workshop is brought to life through vivid imagery, crisp audio and step-by-step instructions that will guide you on your path to self-sufficiency.
Gardening and Backyard Chickens
- Poultry 101 – Hank Will
- Gardening With Chickens – Cheryl Long
- Cover Crops – Cheryl Long
- Season Extension – Cheryl Long
- Raised Bed Gardening – Cheryl Long
- Herbs for General Wellness, Herbs for Health Pt. 1 – Jessica Kellner
- No-Knead Bread – Karen Will
- Pickled Beets – Jennifer Kongs
- Chicken Stock From Scratch – Robin Mather
- Bread Made Easy – Karen Will
- Herbs for Skin Wellness, Herbs for Health Pt. 2 – Jessica Kellner
- Rendering Lard – Robin Mather
- Making Bacon – Robin Mather
- Fermentation and Sauerkraut – Jennifer Kongs
- Herbs for Mental Health, Herbs for Health Pt. 3 – Jessica Kellner
- DIY Household Cleaners – Jessica Kellner
- Medicinal Oils and Salves – Gina DeBacker
- Making Tinctures – Allison Martin
- Herbs for Nausea, Herbs for Health Pt. 4 – Jessica Kellner
As a writer, farmer and the Publisher and Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, Bryan Welch is well known for his optimism, sense of humor and his commitment to empowering people to live their own versions of the good life. His work demonstrates unequivocally that it’s possible to do well in business without destroying natural or human resources.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Senior Associate Editor Robin Mather grew up in a rural village in Michigan, where her classmates at school were the sons and daughters of farmers. She frequently stayed with friends whose families ran farms, and loved everything about their lives — from bucking bales of straw and hay to bottle-feeding calves.
Cheryl Long is the Editor-in-Chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine and a leading advocate for more sustainable lifestyles. She lives on an 8-acre homestead near Topeka, Kan., that is powered in part by solar panels. There, she manages a large organic garden and a small flock of Welsummer chickens.
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of Grit magazine, has been farming and selling farm products for almost 30 years and believes that demand for heritage breeds is poised to explode. His family’s seed company and nursery business inspired his academic career in genetics, while childhood experiences instilled a fascination with animal husbandry.
Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner is enthusiastic about sharing the simple, commonsense ways we can connect with nature to better our health, homes and lives — including using herbal remedies to prevent or treat common ailments and cleaning our houses with affordable, natural ingredients.
Karen K. Will is editor of The Heirloom Gardener magazine and operates Prairie Turnip Farm in Osage County, Kan., with her husband, Hank Will. She is a freelance writer, photographer and blogger, and the author of Cooking With Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes With Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits.
Allison Martin is Managing Editor of Mother Earth Living, and previously spent five years on staff at The Herb Companion magazine, where she learned about plant medicine traditions. She lives in Lawrence, Kan., with her family, two bulldogs and cat.