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Freezing and Using Up an Abundance of Peppersby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer I don't pretend to be a master gardener. In fact, my thumb is more black than green. But one vegetable that always seems to flourish in my garden is the pepper. And, despite my limited... Read More

5 Frugal Ways to Stock Up on Chemical Free Fruits and Vegetables to Preserveby  

Written by Diana, Contributing Writer Just like clockwork, late summer comes knocking with an explosion of fresh vegetables. This is a typical late summer harvest at my urban homestead.  I do my best to use as much as I can... Read More

How I Would Improve my $250 Grocery Budget Even Moreby  

If you haven't yet read my initial post, What I Would Feed my Family on a Monthly Budget of $250, I would suggest going there first, and then coming back to this post. First, Some Answers to Your Questions 1.... Read More

8 Unique Recipes With Zucchiniby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer About this time of year, people are wondering what to do with all the zucchini that just keeps coming from gardens. Zucchini is nutritious - a great source of fiber, antioxidants, Vitamin C and... Read More

Planning What to Preserveby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Are you new to preserving food -- or maybe just curious about it?  Maybe you'd like to give it a shot, but don't really know where to start. I was in your shoes last... Read More

Eating Seasonally This Spring: An Interview with Shannon of Nourishing Daysby  

If you've ever thought about learning to eat more seasonally, now is the time. Farmer's markets all over the continent are beginning to open up, and overflowing with seasonal harvest like peas, lettuce, spinach and other green leafies, garlic, strawberries,... Read More

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It, Part 2by  

Yesterday I began by sharing about where I buy our meat, fish, eggs, dairy and fats. Today I'll continue on, sharing the particulars of what I buy where. The goal isn't to tell you that you should buy your foods... Read More

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy Itby  

Today and tomorrow, I simply want to share where I buy what, the best prices I've found, and some of the excellent deals that help our family to be able to eat plenty of wholesome, real foods on a tight... Read More

Finding a Local Farmerby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer With spring just around the corner, that means it’s time for outside activities!  Gardening is a big one we’ve been talking about in the last couple of weeks. But maybe, for some reason, you... Read More

Understanding Communited Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) and Their Benefitsby  

Guest Post by Kate If you want to provide cheap, fresh, local produce for your family, you only have one option, right? To grow it yourself. But what if you don’t have time? Or energy? Or you have a brown... Read More

Organic Food on a Budgetby  

Written by Angela Beery, Contributing Writer Now that the spring season is upon us, it is the perfect time to talk about fresh, local produce! Many exciting opportunities are ahead of us in the coming months. I don't know about... Read More

Questions to Ask at Your Local Farmer’s Marketby  

Photo by shaggyshoo I grew up in West Michigan where the local farmer’s market was always a highlight of the summer.  Early on Saturday mornings my sisters and I would head to the market with mom to buy yummy, fresh,... Read More

How to Find Local Sources of Meatby  

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="354" caption="image courtesy of istockphoto"][/caption] Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer We moved to Minnesota almost 18 months ago, but in that time, I just never got around to finding some good meat for our family. I... Read More

Real Food on a Real Budget: Eat Local, Eat Seasonalby  

This is the last of the excerpts from my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. It was taken from Chapter 7- Eat Local, Eat Seasonal. This month one of the topics here at Keeper of the Home is... Read More

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