“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.” ~ Wendell Berry
By Pete Kennedy
John Moody returns to the Food Series for Part III of our discussion on homesteading. In this interview John discusses topics such as foraging, making your own remedies, preserving food, and stocking a root cellar and pantry. He also talks about starting up and operating a business out of a homestead, and shares his own experience developing Abby‘s Elderberry—a venture that wound up not only providing an income for John’s family but for other farmers as well.
John emphasizes the importance of value-added products in building a viable business on your homestead to maximize revenue from food processing.
With potential supply chain issues as well as inflation, increasing self-sufficiency by growing your own food is more important than ever. Listen to Part III of Homesteading for help navigating what lies ahead.
Related Solari Reports
Homesteading (Part I) with John Moody
Homesteading (Part II) with John Moody
Books from John Moody:
The Frugal Homesteader
The Elderberry Book
Other Books & Resources:
Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer
Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables by Mike Bubel and Nancy Bubel
A Year without the Grocery Store: A Step-by-Step Guide to Acquiring, Organizing and Growing Food Storage by Karen Morris
Video – Full Homestead Pantry Tour – Did I Store Enough for One Year Without the Grocery Store