April is here and for many of us, that means the start of Spring gardening! It’s also the month that celebrates National Arbor Day, which is a terrific excuse to celebrate the earth and add a few trees to your landscape. If you are a sustainable chick, it’s also time to catch up on what’s new and innovative in the farm to table movement with our Rural Mom Farm Fresh Picks for April.
This month we have updates on vertical gardening, a complete debunking of popular homesteading myths and the scoop on eco-friendly traveling… Read on!
Rural Mom Farm Fresh Picks April Bookshelf:
I Love Jam, by Blue Chair Fruit expert Rachel Saunders, features over 25 delectable recipes for making your own vividly flavored jams and marmalades at home, as well as several exciting sweet and savory dishes made with jam.
It’s a great pick for experienced or novice jam and marmalade makers. In addition to discovering new, delicious jam flavors, I’m looking forward to making the Braised Short Ribs in Berries & Red Wine recipe!
Have you joined the Instant Pot craze yet? The Instant Pot is the only gadget that can replace a slow cooker, rice cooker, and stockpot, and this is the only cookbook with 175 recipes, including more than 30 paleo and gluten-free recipes, for this device. You will love this collection of breakfasts, sides, soups, appetizers, main dishes, and desserts—instantly!
Interested in more recipes? Be sure to check out our favorite 27 Instant Pot Recipes article, too!
April Rural Mom Farm Fresh Picks:
Is Vertical Gardening the Solution for Your Limited Garden Space? – Think you can’t garden in small spaces? Vertical gardening is your solution!
What’s Stopping You? Top 10 Homesteading Myths – If you’ve ever say, “I’d love to homestead, but…” – you need to read this!
Have an Eco-Friendly Vacation with Travel-Friendly Organic Essentials – want to incorporate your organic lifestyle into your travel? Check out these tips.
42 Farm-To-Table Websites You Need to Read – from raising chickens to environmental issues, check out these websites for all the information you need.
Host Your Very Own Farm To Table Dinner At Home – beautiful ideas for setting a wonderful farm-to-table dinner.
Farm To Hotel – 10 Resorts That Grow Their Own Food – looking for the farm-to-table experience on your next vacation? This article may spark some ideas.
As The Local Movement Grows, Who’s Policing the Produce? – What protections are in place to make sure people are eating truly “local” foods?
Rural Mom Farm Fresh Product Pick for April:
Soup is my favorite lunchtime dish year ’round! I don’t always have time to cook soup, so I love finding fresh products like Blount Organic Soup. I received five of the flavors to sample and loved every single one for their freshness, delicious flavor blend and perfect portion size. Equally important, they have all natural, organic ingredients. Nothing artificial is included, making these soups truly taste just as if they were homemade from our farm. Made in America, Blount Organic Soup
They are easy to find as Blount Organic Soups are carried by major retailers throughout the US including Target and Giant Eagle. You can find your local retailer at http://www.blountorganic.com/where-to-buy
Before you head out, though, be sure to check out this special $1.50 off rebate for Blount Organic Soup found at: bit.ly/2hpBicD
Farm Fresh Flower Pick for April:
Daisies brighten any home or garden with their bright, cheerful nature. They are a super easy-to-grow perennial with dozens of varieties to choose from. This hardy plant will bloom from Spring through Fall, so be sure to plant them early to begin bringing joy to your garden!
Enjoy the splendors of Spring and continue to join us for more farm fresh news throughout the month!