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Farm Craft: Cow Pots

What is the name of your Farm, Ranch, or Homestead? We have 3 farm businesses: Freund’s Farm, CowPots and Freund’s Farm Market & Bakery Where are you located?  East Canaan, CT How and/or when did life as a farmer, rancher…

Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe: Vintage Bird’s Nest Pudding

I first came upon this recipe for Bird’s Nest Pudding in the Little House on the Prairie series and then later in the Little House on the Prairie Cookbook.  It intrigued me from the very beginning. It is described in…

Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe: Honey Ricotta Toast with Cherry Compote

This breakfast toast will make you feel like your at a luxurious restaurant without the price tag. This is a perfect breakfast treat for your family on Valentines ~ enjoyed by both adults and kids alike. The sweet and sour…

Farm Craft: Milk & Honey 1860

What is the name of your Farm, Ranch, or Homestead? Milk & Honey 1860. Named for the fact that this is our own little promised land, and for the year this house was built.  Where are you located?  Butte Valley,…

“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.”

-Wendell Berry

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Travel with us as we encounter authentic ways of living, steeped in agricultural traditions. Every state offers a unique experience shaped by its land, its people and regionally specific food and craft. Join us on our journey as we visit American farms and ranches, gather farmhouse recipes and celebrate traditional ways of living. Click on any location to discover America’s agri – cultural roots.


“Preservation Highway”—Fruit Loop Edition.

Sponsored by: Ball Canning

It was SO exciting to embark on this “canning and crafting” extravaganza!!! We hit the open road in our vintage 1959 Oasis Trailer, through the picturesque Hood River/Columbia Gorge Fruit Loop Trail, this past Fall. We happily hopped from farm to farm gathering the late summers bounty. Farmgirls across the nation had sent us traditional family Farmhouse Kitchen Recipes. So we got to work freshly picking, peeling and slicing our gathered harvest into Ball jars, creating wonderful works of edible art. Ball Canning became a household name starting in the late 1800’s. They continued to popularize food preservation after WWII by publishing the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving, which is now in its 37th Edition with over 500 recipes. Their plum jam recipe is tried and true. It made its debut using a bucket of plums we sacredly picked from a 100 year old plum tree. We encourage everyone to learn the time-honored traditional skill of canning. By celebrating the old-fashioned Farm Pantry and stocking its shelves together we collectively keep tradition and culture alive. There’s nothing more beautiful than a well stocked pantry meant to nourish family and friends through a long, cold winter. Do you can? What is your favorite recipe? Email us at to share!

Our inaugural Pie-Way Tour was EPIC! Baking pies out of our 1959 Vintage Oasis trailer and gathering farm traditions as we visited the cranberry bogs of the Oregon Coast, fruit orchards of the Columbia River Gorge, grain fields of the Palouse, and ranches in the Wallowa’s. The next road trip starts in the Spring of 2019 taking us along the Pacific Coast of Oregon and California all the way to Big Sur! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for our pie-making extravaganza. Thank you for your support!

Pacific Northwest Pieway

“Shepherd’s Grain is excited that FarmMade is using Shepherd’s Grain pastry flour in their beautiful yummy pies. It is nice to work with Patti and her daughter who are all about showcasing farmers skills and their traditions through sharing their recipes. Their mission matches Shepherd’s Grain in wanting to support the family farmers.” – Shepherd’s Grain Flour

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