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Enjoy overviews of current and past issues of Hobby Farms, Chickens, and the Hobby Farms Presents series, as well as other books related to hobby farming.

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Hobby Farms® Magazine
Hobby Farms® is the magazine for rural enthusiasts—hobby farmers, small production farmers and those passionate about the country.  Hobby Farms caters to all aspects of rural life—from small farm equipment, to livestock, to crops.  Hobby Farms highlights "rural living for pleasure and profit.”

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Preview the current issue of Chickens
Chickens® magazine provides expert advice about the nutrition, health and comfort of keeping a single bird or a small flock, as well as the care, collection and consumption of their eggs. Each issue also includes profiles of chicken keepers, coop maintenance and design tips, and breed descriptions.
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Hobby Farms Presents
The Hobby Farms Presents series is a collection of magabooks that covers farming topics of interest to small-scale farmers today. The series is designed to provide valuable information about farming and livestock to both those who already have a small farm as well as those who are pondering the big move to the country.

Hobby Farms Books -- Cooking With Heirlooms and more!Cooking with Heirlooms
Hobby Farm® Press books are the perfect resources for beginning rural enthusiasts and livestock owners or those who already have a small farm for pleasure or profit. The books are written to educate and entertain. Cooking with Heirlooms by Karen Keb Acevedo, offers recipes from America’s past that introduce the tastes of heirloom produce and heritage meats to weekend gardeners, hobby farmers, and urbanites alike. 


Can It!
Can It!
For those green-minded locavores seeking fresh foods from farmers’ markets and people wanting greater control over what they’re eating, Can It! opens the lid to a whole new world of delicious, sustainable options. Offering a modern perspective on this traditional kitchen art, Jackie Callahan Parente, a writer and lifelong home canner provides useful advice on the various aspects of canning, freezing and so much more, with an emphasis on safety and troubleshooting the problems that stand in the way of success for many beginners.


Cheese It!
Cheese It!
For all of the adventurous cheese makers, Cheese It! reduces the mysteries of transforming a couple of gallons of milk into a couple of pounds of delicious cheese. Artisanal cheese maker and author Cole Dawson leads the whey for beginners through the art and science of cheese making, including detailed advice on milk, coagulants and curds, equipment, safety, and more.

Urban FarmingUrban Farming: Sustainable City Living in Your Backyard, in Your Community, and in the World
Urban Farming by Thomas J. Fox introduces readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetable real estate. This comprehensive volume answers every up-and-coming urban farmer’s questions about how, what, where, and why—a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his or her carbon footprint and grocery bill.

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I sure miss Hobby Farm Home. Have you thought about putting all of the magazine issues onto a flash drive and offering it to the public?
Deanna, Kansas City, KS
Posted: 11/21/2015 9:39:13 PM
For those of you still upset about the demise of Urban Farm; what do you e left from the geniuses who killed Hobby Farm Home? Both magazines were completely unique and served markets that grow daily. HF Home is a huge seller on eBay and other resale sites, so people clearly still want them. I was in Agway this summer and someone saw a HFH and pounced on it while squealing "It's back!!!", but quickly realized it was a leftover. The publishers have clearly made a decision to instead produce an endless parade of of overlapping (and entirely too precious) animal magazines. The newsstand is so saturated with those that they're becoming obnoxious. They should do the smart thing and return to their (and their readers') roots and bring back Urban Farm and Hobby Farm Home. Or sell them to somebody who will (like Hearst did with Victoria magazine). Hey, maybe they could use the money to do ANOTHER chicken mag...
Beth, East Hartford, CT
Posted: 11/6/2015 4:44:11 PM
Urban and suburban homesteading is growing exponentially. Urban farms magazine was the ONLY niche publication for that. I think you should reconsider.I didn't buy it often because I could never find it.if not enough content is the problem, I could even help you! I'm qualified. Please don't overlook this niche market.
jennifer, raytown, MO
Posted: 9/25/2015 5:37:45 AM
No more Urban Farms? Is that why I'm getting Hobby Farm? Not interested in that magazine. I agree with a previous commenter...I'd like something else.
Kathy, Maysville, NC
Posted: 6/19/2015 9:52:19 PM
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