How to Build a Walk-In Cooler for Your Small Farm [Free Guide]

For small farms, cold storage can mean the difference between profitability and not making ends meet. Produce starts to deteriorate as soon as it’s picked, and, especially in warm temperatures, that deterioration can happen very quickly. This can lead to costly postharvest loss. Cold storage enables you to harvest your crops at the most advantageous time and keep them fresh …

How Amber Bradshaw Brings Fresh, Local Food to Her South Carolina Community

Amber Bradshaw knows a thing or two about growing, storing, and selling local, wholesome food — and how it can transform people’s lives. A little over eight years ago, Bradshaw started The Coastal Homestead, a website focused on teaching others about healthy, homegrown food and the simplicity of nature. She then took her knowledge of and passion for healthy, holistic …

“Go Break a Sweat”: Wise Advice from Homesteader and Author Marissa Ames

I thought I was busy. And then I met Marissa Ames. On the day I interviewed her, Ames was working on her latest novel for NaNoWriMo. She’s written a medieval fantasy series with rave reviews and has a nonfiction healthy eating book in the works. She writes for Backyard Poultry and Countryside Magazine and has a homesteading blog on Countryside …

Helping Bar Owners Pour the Perfect Pint in New York’s Hudson Valley

From updating their draught systems to making sure every pint is perfect, bar owners in the Hudson Valley know exactly who to call when they need help: Brendan Daly. And for good reason! Hailing from Dublin, Daly earned a degree in microbiology and began his professional journey with beer as a quality assurance / product manager at a large Irish …