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LH 156: Top 10 Favorite Farm-Fresh Things

LH 156: Farm-Fresh Living Made Easier

Do you know how you feel when you get a new garden, or kitchen tool, and you love it so much you just have to tell everybody? That’s what today’s episode is ALL about!

I’m sharing my favorite things that make farm-fresh living easier.

This isn’t one of those sponsored episodes where all the products I talk about were sent to me for free in exchange for an endorsement.

I would never do that.

Everything I’m sharing with you today was paid for with my own money, and I’ve used them for years. I just want to share them because some of these things you may not have heard of yet. And I really enjoy using them around my garden, in my kitchen, and at my farmstead.

I would love to hear about some of your favorite farm-fresh things. After you listen, tell me about them below in the comments, or over on my new Instagram account that’s just for @LivingHomegrown.

You will learn:

  • How to efficiently harvest while on a ladder
  • Where to find unusual fruit trees
  • The BEST garden marker for long lasting garden tags
  • How to protect your arms from thorny brambles & roses
  • How to keep butter safe and soft on the counter
  • How to make fermenting easy
  • Why I switched to glass reusable bottles
  • How to turn your mason jar into a neat travel mug
  • What to use to rinse your garden harvest fast & thoroughly
  • And MUCH more…

Theresa’s Favorite Farm-Fresh Things:

Download the pdf with the descriptions and links for ALL the farm-fresh things discussed in this episode.


Resources & Links Mentioned:

My new Instagram account for Living Homegrown – @livinghomegrown

Related Episodes:

Fermentation Basics & Real Pickles



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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.


  • Kim says:

    Good grief! I had no idea you had an Instagram account. I have just found it and love it. Already found a quote that means a lot to me. I will truly enjoy checking in on both of your accounts. Enjoyed your favortie products. I think I am going to order a pair of those gloves.

    Keep up the good work!

  • harriette jensen says:

    Trees of Antiquity, here in CA, have great heirloom trees of all kinds and sizes from as far back as the 1500s. I got a Spitzenberg from them, which was supposed to be Thomas Jefferson’s favorite Apple. I have also grown peach, plum and apple trees from seed. The plum was a wild one that tasted like a Satsuma and bred true. The peaches and apples didn’t breed true but are vigorous so I’m going to use them as rootstock for grafting. I’ve also grafted a Suncrest Peach scion to a plum rootstock that I bought from One Green World in Portland OR.

    • theresa says:

      Thanks Harriette,
      Trees of Antiquity is a fantastic source. I should have listed them too.

      We discovered a Spitzenberg apple on our Farmstead (Luckily it was labeled) and it is my son’s favorite apple. So crisp and delicious! I’ve never had a Suncrest Peach – but the fact that you grafted one sounds so fun!

      • harriette jensen says:

        I have not yet tasted the Suncrest Peach (I only grafted it last year). I was so intrigued by its description in David Masumoto’s book, Epitaph for a Peach, that when I had a chance to get a scion, I just had to have it.

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