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

Garden 2022 Wrap-Up

I’ve been working on putting the garden to bed for a few weeks now. With this weekend’s frost, even the monster squash plant that was threatening to vault the fence and eat the house has died back a bit, so it’s more than time. I’m also thrilled that I can see my kitchen table again,Continue reading “Garden 2022 Wrap-Up”

Falling in Love With Plums

Grocery store plums have never excited me. But you know…neither have grocery store tomatoes. I’m starting to see it’s all about the variety and how you eat them. My love affair starts on the tree. How gorgeous are these? They look like jewels. I almost can’t believe they are a plant. The orchard around theContinue reading “Falling in Love With Plums”

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