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Learn new skills and techniques to decrease your food budget, eat a healthier diet, and increase your personal level of self sufficiency.

Topics include raising your own food, preserving food for long term storage and use, collecting foods from the wild, and processing raw foods into other things - like making grapes into wine.

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New items are added every week! See below for the latest topics.

Oct 30, 2015

Dutchmans Store

Dutchman's Store is located in Cantril, Iowa. Cantril is part of villages of Van Buren in southern Iowa. They have EVERYTHING: Fabrics, Fresh Produce,

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Mar 01, 2015

Glenwood Foods

Glenwood Foods in Seneca Falls NY, is owned & operated by Mennonites. Locally owned seller of bulk dry goods, as well as locally grown produce.

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Mar 01, 2015

The Grain Mill of Wake Forest

The Grain Mill is a member owned, grocery co-operative. They offer bulk food products like flours, grains, sugars, honey, teas, as well as locally and

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Mar 08, 2014

Making Cinnamon Rolls

How to...for making cinnamon rolls and quick icing.

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Mar 08, 2014

Making Yeast Rolls

How to make...making yeast rolls or home made dinner rolls

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Mar 06, 2014

Brooding Chicks

Brooding chicks - methods, tips and supplies for raising chickens from day-old chicks to mature birds.

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Mar 05, 2014

Catching Bluegill

Looking to fill you freezer with fresh caught fish? Catching bluegill and their kin will get the job done. They're fun to catch and taste great.

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Mar 04, 2014

Fishing Gear

Fishing gear - Catching fish for self sufficiency. If you're out to put meat in the freezer and food on the table, here is the basic gear you'll need to get the job done.

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Mar 04, 2014

Making Salsa

Making salsa from home grown ingredients, and how to preserve it for year-round enjoyment. Another use for your surplus tomatoes.

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Mar 04, 2014

Collecting Black Walnuts

Tasty Black Walnuts - How to collect, prepare, and use this wild treat

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