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Top Farm-Fresh Books to Give This Holiday Season

9 Must Have Books for Gift Giving -

9 Must Have Books for Gift Giving -

The holidays are upon us and you may be looking for that “special something” to give as a gift.

Why not give a book that will help the recipient live a farm-fresh lifestyle?

I love to give and receive books because they are actually the gift of transformation. Many times they start a journey for the reader that can be life-changing.

Who doesn’t want that, right?

I put together a listing of my favorite books that can help someone take one more step into a farm-fresh life. This journey can be a gift you give away or you buy for yourself.

Just share the link as your wish list!

Each of the following books are EXCEPTIONAL. No fluff.

They are filled with solid information and inspiration that is simply packaged into a book form.

Some of these books are new, others were published in previous years. But ALL are among my favorites.

To be honest, it was hard to narrow down the list to just nine. There were about 10 others I wanted to include! But I needed to keep the list manageable so as not to overwhelm you.

This list is a good start.

Some of the authors have been interviewed on the Living Homegrown Podcast. So if you want to hear more about their books and their work, I’ve included links to the respective episodes below.

Here they are…In no particular order:


Living a More Sustainable Lifestyle

When it comes to learning about living a more sustainable and organic lifestyle, be unstoppable.


No-Sugar Applesauce the EASY Way

Make applesauce the EASY way - in a slow cooker while you sleep. Then can or freeze it so you can enjoy it later when apple season is over.


How to Ferment Homemade Ginger Ale

Learn how to home ferment your own ginger ale soda (aka ginger beer) using a "ginger bug". It is easy, delicious and you know EXACTLY what's in it.


I Have Sad News to Share

It is with a heavy heart that I share that my father passed away suddenly last week. I plan to continue our work to restore the heirloom fruit trees...


Productive Living Tips from Erica Strauss of NW Edible Life

Learn how to live a more DIY and productive home - Interview with Erica Strauss of NW Edible Life and author of The Hands-On Home.


Quick Pickle Brine and Other Q&As

The other day, I got a question from Cathy (a listener of my podcast). She had a series of pickling questions that came up when she was making my...


Making Infused Vinegars

Learn to make and use infused vinegars with herbs and fruit. They are a great way to utilize seasonal flavor all year long in your kitchen.


Demystifying Weck Jars

Learn ALL about Weck® jars: how they are used, what it means to NOT be USDA approved for canning, plus the pros and cons of this type of jar.