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Kentucky Forager: Smooth Sumac

Our latest post from the Kentucky Forager! Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) is one of the most common roadside trees in Kentucky. Considered a nuisance by most, this incredibly prolific plant is easy to spot and can be found nearly everywhere. Sumac tends to get a bad rap for a number of reasons, but you might […]

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The Skinny on Fermentation: Chutney

{Another post from our resident fermentation guru, Jesse Frost of Rough Draft Farmstead. If you haven’t yet, you really need to pick up a copy of Jesse’s new book, Bringing Wine Home. It’s a fast and strangely riveting read considering my interest/knowledge level about fine sustainable wines was pretty much nonexistent going into it. Can’t wait […]

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How To Brew Organic Beer At Home

Brilliant farmer and SK contributor Alison Wiediger of Au Naturel Farm  tackles the topic of brewing beer at home today on the blog. While this is a great winter activity, you might  find time to tackle this project during a rainy spell this spring. She also reveals her source for organic ingredients so you can feel […]

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Perfect Homemade Whole Wheat Crackers

For years, I have been kind of obsessed with making crackers at home. I’m a cracker junkie, but don’t want them loaded with preservatives or corn syrup. Plus, when you buy them at the store, you get all that wasted packaging that must go into a landfill somewhere. I have finally settled on a recipe […]

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Skinny on Fermentation: Easy Natural Mead

{Once again, Jesse Frost of Rough Draft Farmstead knocks it out of the park. He has demystified the process of making mead naturally. I just bottled some homemade wine that I made following his easy, natural wine recipe—if I can do this, anybody can! I can’t wait to try this recipe for mead—one of the […]

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