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.

Seedling

Gardening

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

Pickles

Preserving

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

Chopping Carrots

Cooking

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

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”

Cooking with Canned Salmon

Canned salmon has a lot going for it! Wild-caught Alaskan Salmon is… high in protein, omega-3 fats, and calcium low in mercury sustainably harvested (gets a “good” rating from Seafood Watch) shelf-stable and lasts 4+ years unopened shipped sustainably (unrefrigerated cargo containers on trains/ships) currently half the price of grass-fed ground beef per pound tastyContinue reading “Cooking with Canned Salmon”

Do I need to buy a canner?

When crisis looms, a lot of us look to securing our food supply. I’m hearing a lot of people saying they want to get into canning these days, but are concerned about the cost of equipment, storage space, and availability of materials. And frankly, just buying “one more thing” for an endeavor that might notContinue reading “Do I need to buy a canner?”

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