Eat Close to Home

Helping you buy, grow, preserve, and cook food produced in the Great Lakes area.

Helping you buy, grow, preserve, and cook food produced in the Great Lakes area.



How to start a garden, tend your plants, and harvest crops.



Learn how to preserve food by caning, pickling (lactofermenting), root cellaring, and more.

Chopping Carrots


How to cook with local foods year-round and make the most of preserved foods. Paleo, non-dairy, vegetarian, vegan, and low-sugar recipes.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Zucchini Relish

Ingredients To make about a quart for fresh eating: 4 cups of shredded zucchini 1 large onion, shredded 1 red bell pepper, shredded 1.5 Tbl salt 1/4 c. sugar 1.5 c. vinegar – I usually do half white vinegar and half red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar Method: Put all the shredded vegetables inContinue reading “Zucchini Relish”

Growing Greens Indoors

I’ve puttered around trying to grow things indoors over the winter for years, but I’ve only managed “worth-it” harvests in the last 12 months or so. This could get long…but here’s what I can now harvest about once a week or ten days: TL; DR – What do you recommend? I suggest you get two,Continue reading “Growing Greens Indoors”

2020 Joy: CSA Share

As an avid gardener, I’ve never done a CSA share (community supported agriculture – basically you get a box of whatever’s in season on the farm, usually weekly). However, this fall, I decided to give Tantre Farm’s fall CSA a try. It was four weeks in October, right when I was pulling out the lastContinue reading “2020 Joy: CSA Share”


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