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Featured Farm Craft: Kookoolan Farms

What is the name of your Farm, Ranch, or Homestead? Our farm is Kookoolan Farms in Yamhill, about an hour southwest of Portland, Oregon. The name is special to us because it carries many layers of meaning. The short answer…

Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe: Pumpkin Chili with Lamb

Hi! I’m Alexa, author of the blog where I write about farm to table eating and homemade natural living. Ten years ago I started learning how to cook real food with real ingredients, like a whole chicken with farm…

Featured Farm Craft: Small Farm Family

Welcome to our little corner of the country! We are Western Washington homesteaders and sisters, Aleah and Maggie. We grew in the foothills of the Cascade mountains on a 5-acre farm that has been in our family for almost a…

Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe: Great-Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Rolls

My daughter and I blog together at Forgotten Way Farms. We have a passion for simple and cozy living, gardening and making food from scratch. We love the old ways and preserving old family recipes that have been passed down…

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

-Wendell Berry

Explore farm traditions near you!

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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