Bartering for what you need with products from your small farm or homestead can be beneficial and great fun, too! Learn what you need to get started trading or bartering goods and services.
Learn how to use floating row cover to extend the season on your small farm. Learn why to use it - how it also protects against insects and wind - and what kind of row cover to buy for your farm.
It's not too late to start planting new crops for harvest in the fall and early winter. And if you're using season extension methods, the bounty can extend well into the winter months.
Making your own farmstead yogurt is easy, fun and a great way to use up extra milk and keep it around for longer.
Learn everything you need to know to become a garlic farmer on your small farm, growing garlic for hobby, fun or profit.
Ready to buy land for your dream homestead, small farm, or hobby farm? Learn how to find the land that is right for you.
Hobby farm, homestead or business: which small farm type is right for you?
Learn about your Cooperative Extension service, USDA grants and programs that may be available to you, and how to connect with resources in your area.
Learn the basics for how to take your small farm to the web and sell products - produce, value-added goods, and anything your farm crates - online.
Garlic is a hardy crop, but not immune to pests and diseases. Learn how to prevent, manage and treat the most common of these for a healthy crop.
Once you've grown great garlic, learn how to cure and clean it like a pro.
Learn the best and most efficient ways to harvest garlic on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.
Once you've selected seed, prepared your soil, and planted your cloves or bulbils, learn how to manage your growing garlic on the small farm for the best yields and biggest bulbs.
Learn how to prepare the soil to grow the biggest, best, most tasty garlic ever on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.
Learn how to plant garlic on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.
Learn how to select the best garlic seed stock and how to grow garlic from bulbs or bulbils.
Bio of About.com Small Farms guest author Jim Capellini.
Learn the benefits and uses of dandelion, a weed that you can wild harvest or grow on your own small farm, homestead or hobby farm.
Winter can be chilly, but these recipes will use up stored vegetables and keep you toasty warm.
Started keeping your own honeybees? Here are some benefits of honey as well as some yummy recipes and ideas for using it.
Learn how to use kale and how it benefits your health - great for anyone who grows kale on the small farm, homestead or hobby farm.
Beets are easy to grow and have a long growing season - perfect for the small farmer, homesteader or hobby farmer. And you can't beat (ha!) their health benefits.
Spring is the perfect time for harvesting, selling and eating garlic scapes and asparagus. Learn how to prepare them and share recipes with your customers at the farmers market.
Bio for Tamara Flanders, guest author for About.com Small Farms.
Learn several easy recipes to turn fresh goat milk into delicious farmstead goat cheese - a perfect value-added product for the small farmer.