Home /Homesteading /Common Canning ProblemsOne of the best places to go for the latest canning and food preservation information–and to ensure food safety in your kitchen: your cooperative extension agent.You can also read detailed articles on Canning Fruits and Vegetables by Sue Weaver and Preserving Fruits and Vegetables (including a recipe!
Courtesy Suzie’s Farm/FlickrAre you looking to sell more of your farm’s produce, meats or other harvest locally but don’t have a nearby farmers’ market? If you’re tired of driving long distances to the nearest urban market to find customers looking for and willing to pay for your product, this might be an opportunity for you to both grow your farm business and increase the local food available in your community by launching a farmers’ market.
Zoe Lukas/FlickrThe farm is more than a place where we live and work—it’s a way of life that’s in our blood and something we can’t help but to want to celebrate. This fascination with the farmland starts at an early age—just talk to a 2- or 3-year-old who wants a farm-themed birthday party.And yes, the accompanying farm birthday cake is the most important part.
Home /Gardening /HarvestGrow Fall Radishes For Flavor & StorageSeptember 11, 2020Unlike a spring radish, fall radishes grow slower for a deeper flavor. Grow watermelon radish, black radish and daikon radish for a wintertime treat.Growing (and Cooking!) Eight Ball SquashSeptember 10, 2020No matter how you spell it, ‘cousa’ is a tasty, stuffed squash dish worth a try.
Home /News & Trending /Check Out a Few Past Hobby Farms’ PollsWe thought you would enjoy a look back at a few of our polls you’ve taken. Don’t forget to take our current poll (just scroll to the bottom of the home page)! Check out a poll about your first farm animals>>Hobby Farms publishes the info you need to know to run a small-scale, sustainable farm.
Home /Gardening /A Potager at Your DoorBy Amy GrisakPhoto by Amy GrisakClick here for a list of vegetables and herbs to include in your potager.Kitchen gardens have been commonplace for generations.These “potagers” – derived from the French word meaning a soup of broth and vegetables – marries form and function in an aesthetic garden that has all the ingredients for dinner at your fingertips.