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January 2012

Civil Eats: Farmers Talk About the Books that Inspire Them

Many of our readers are small farmers, homesteaders, and gardeners — folks who have made books like The Four-Season Harvest and Wild Fermentation best-sellers for years! We thought you’d enjoy this post from the excellent and informative team-blog Civil Eats, on other books that have inspired the farmers they spoke to. By Cynthia Salaysay Scores […]

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Winter Farming Conference Season Begins This Weekend in Massachusetts!

One of the great things about a northeastern winter is the strong sense of community the harsh weather can inspire. A great way to feel that collective joy is to check out your local organic farming organization, and visit their winter conference! You’ll get to hang out with small-farmers — a fun and down-to-earth crowd, […]

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Is GMO Labeling A He-Said, She-Said Debate?

There’s no question where Chelsea Green stands in this debate. We believe eaters have a right to know what they’re eating, and the right to choose what they believe is healthy — which includes avoiding GMOs if they agree with most of the organic foods community that these franken-foods are questionable at best. Foods containing […]

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Chelsea Green Announces New Hires, New Plans for 2012

Coming off a strong financial finish for the year, Vermont-based independent book publisher Chelsea Green today announced a series of new hires and strategic reorganization for 2012. “We had a very strong finish to the year, with significant growth overall for both print and digital. We remain focused on the content, acquiring the very best […]

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SALE: Bestsellers of 2011

Welcome to a new year — full of opportunities to live more sustainably. In celebration of the new year we have put together a selection from some of our our bestsellers from 2011. As we enter our 28th year, Chelsea Green continues to publish groundbreaking books to help you examine your food choices, fuel political […]

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Slow Money Success Story: Slow Seafood in Maine

Yet another exciting Slow Money Success Story, this time from a delicious, if chilly, source: the coast of Maine! This article originally appeared on SeafoodBusiness.com. Slow Money can put seafood enterprises on the fast track, by Joanne Friedrick With the goal of “bringing money back down to earth,” the Slow Money movement started in 2008 […]

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A Field Day with Gene Logsdon

Reposted from the Rodale Institute. Organic pioneer, farmer and author Gene Logsdon welcomes Susie Sutphin to his farm and talks about farming as art, 16” ears of corn, feeding the world, getting small and staying contrary. By Susie Sutphin In 1974, a book of poems came across Gene Logsdon’s desk  while he was working for […]

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Pluck ’em!

With all the doom and gloom about the future of the book industry, it can feel like book sellers and publishers are being led, like lambs — or chickens — to the slaughter. Which gave us an idea here at Chelsea Green: Pluck ’em! Why limit ourselves to publishing books about sustainability and regeneration and […]

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The History and Natural Magic of Fermentation

The Field Trip podcast takes a tour through the world of pickles, meeting a couple of masters of the tangy arts. They talk to Sandor Ellix Katz, who muses on the long and delicious history of our relationship to ferments. That section starts around 16:58, and is well worth a listen! He answers questions like: […]

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Gordon Edgar’s Favorite New Cheeses of 2011

Reposted from SF Weekly, author Gordon Edgar sheds some light on his favorite new cheeses of the past year! By this point in his career, Gordon Edgar, head cheese-buyer at Rainbow Grocery and author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, knows a good cheese when he sees one. “The most exciting thing I found […]

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