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Cory Hershberger: Plowing Through
Plowing Through
Hobby Farms assistant editor Cory Hershberger scours the wide world of farming literature to find the books best suited to small-scale farmers and homesteaders. From livestock husbandry and plant care to home remodeling and farm-to-table cooking, he leaves no page unturned in his thirst for agricultural knowledge—and he’s sharing his findings with you.

10/23/2014 - The Book For Eating Fermented Veggies at Every Meal
Intimidated by the idea of using fermented foods in your standard, everyday fare? This book is here to help you include fermented vegetables in every meal you eat.

10/03/2014 - The Book For a Glimpse at the Realities of Farm Life
Finding himself in his early 30s and feeling aimless, Arlo Crawford returns home to work on his parents’ 95-acre organic farm and recounts his experience in this nostalgic memoir.

09/18/2014 - 5 Books For Finding Your Next Fall Craft
If you’re looking for cooler-weather craft projects, there’s something for everyone in these five books. Get sewing!

09/05/2014 - The Book For Becoming Besties with Bugs
Get to know and start supporting the beneficial insects on your farm with the help from The Xerces Society.

08/21/2014 - The Book For Beginning Chicken Keepers
Starting your first flock and need a no-nonsense introduction into the world of chicken-keeping? This is the book for you.

07/24/2014 - The Book For How to Fix Our Food System
The new book by Blue Hill Farm's Chef Dan Barber takes a look at the farm-to-table movement a decade after the food feasting began and points out the things we've missed.

07/10/2014 - The Book For Making a Delicious Meal with Your Heirloom Garden
We chat with the Beekman Boys about gardening, goats and their new heirloom-vegetable cookbook.

06/26/2014 - The Book For Easy and Fast DIY Cheese
With 16 cheese recipes that can be made in less than an hour, you could (theoretically) make all the cheeses in this book in less than a day.

06/12/2014 - The Book For Aspiring Farm Meatsmiths
Want to round out your farm-to-table skills? These books will walk you through an ethical approach to processing farm-raised meat.

05/29/2014 - The Book For Knowing, Growing and Using Herbs
The cover price may seem steep, but if you get your green thumbs on this book, you’ll never need to buy another herb volume of any kind again—no joke.

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