Chelsea Green News Archive


End of Summer Sale: $4.99 Bargain Books

Friday, August 1st, 2014

We’re having our end of summer sale to make room for our forthcoming fall releases! We’re offering four chances to save big—up to 75% off—on some of our new and bestselling books, as well as old favorites.

All of our New & Bestselling titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. Then, we have some amazing deals on select titles: Deep discounts at 50% off , Deeper discounts at 75% off  and Deepest discounts with $4.99 bargain books.

All titles below are on sale for $4.99

You can see more discounts for our 50% off sale books here, and 75% off sale books here. All our regularly priced titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. And, as always, shipping is free on orders more than $100.


Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied.
Sale runs through September 7th.

Deepest Discounts: $4.99 Books


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Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied. Sale runs through September 7th

End of Summer Sale: 50% Off

Friday, August 1st, 2014

We’re having our end of summer sale to make room for our forthcoming fall releases! We’re offering four chances to save big—up to 75% off—on some of our new and bestselling books, as well as old favorites.

All of our New & Bestselling titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. Then, we have some amazing deals on select titles: Deep discounts at 50% Off, Deeper discounts at 75% off and Deepest discounts with $4.99 bargain books.

All titles below are on sale for 50% Off

You can see more discounts for our 75% off sale books here and $4.99 bargain books here. All our regularly priced titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. And, as always, shipping is free on orders more than $100.


Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied.
Sale runs through September 7th.

~~ Classic and Best Selling ~~


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~~ Food and Cooking ~~


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~~ Gardening and Agriculture ~~


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~~ Nature and Environment ~~


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~~ Green Building ~~


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~~ Responsible Business ~~


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~~ Politics and Social Justice ~~


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~~ More 50% off Books ~~


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Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied.
Sale runs through September 7th

 

End of Summer Sale: 75% OFF

Friday, August 1st, 2014

We’re having our end of summer sale to make room for our forthcoming fall releases! We’re offering four chances to save big—up to 75% off—on some of our new and bestselling books, as well as old favorites.

All of our New & Bestselling titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. Then, we have some amazing deals on select titles: Deep discounts at 50% off, Deeper discounts at 75% off and Deepest discounts with $4.99 bargain books.

All titles below are on sale for 75% Off

You can see more discounts for our 50% off sale books here, and $4.99 bargain books here. All our regularly priced titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. And, as always, shipping is free on orders more than $100.


Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied.
Sale runs through September 7th.

~~ Classic and Best Selling ~~


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~~ Food and Cooking ~~


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~~ Gardening and Agriculture ~~


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~~ More 75% off Books ~~


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Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied.
Sale runs through September 7th

 

End of Summer Sale: 25% OFF

Friday, August 1st, 2014

We’re having our end of summer sale to make room for our forthcoming fall releases! We’re offering four chances to save big—up to 75% off—on some of our new and bestselling books, as well as old favorites.

All of our New & Bestselling titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. Then, we have some amazing deals on select titles: Deep discounts at 50% off, Deeper discounts at 75% off and Deepest discounts with $4.99 bargain books.

Browse titles below: 25% off with discount code SUMMER

You can see more discounts for our 50% off sale books here, 75% off sale books here, and $4.99 sale books here. All our regularly priced titles are 25% off with the discount code SUMMER at checkout. See our full bookstore here and, as always, shipping is free on orders more than $100.


Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied.
Sale runs through September 7th.

~~ New Releases ~~


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~~ Coming Soon: Available for Pre-Order ~~


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Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example.
Free shipping (For US Orders Only) for orders $100 or more is applied after discount, if any, is applied. Sale runs through September 7th

 

DIY: Make Whole Fruit Jam

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The supply of fresh summer fruit is about to be in abundance and before you know it, apples and pumpkins will abound.

If you’re lucky and berries or stone fruits are providing a bountiful array of flavor, try this easy method of preserving them: whole fruit jam.

This recipe relies on the natural sugars in fruit to provide a balanced flavor and sweetness in this complimentary spread.  Preserve the last of your seasonal fruit simply – no added sugar and no freezing.

The following is an excerpt from Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning by the Gardeners and Farmers of Terre Vivante:

Sugar is a practical and economical method of food preservation—so much so that we tend to overindulge, and make jams that contain more sugar than fruit! When we discover that excess sugar is one of the great scourges of the modern diet, we might think it best to renounce jams completely. Besides, replacing white sugar with brown sugar is only a relative improvement. Whole or raw sugar (evaporated juice from sugar cane) would be a better substitute, but its strong flavor often masks the taste of the fruit.

The solution to this problem is twofold: avoid eating too much jam and other sugary foods, and make these foods using far less added sugar, or none at all. Knowing and applying these techniques, we can continue to preserve food properly and successfully. For example, certain jams made with very little sugar must be refrigerated once opened, preferably in small jars, to prevent premature spoilage. For those recipes that require sugar, we will use either brown or whole sugar. Other recipes are “sugar-free,” or use honey instead.

Note that the term “sugar-free jam” in essence is a contradiction in terms, since by definition, sugar is the preservative agent in jams. To be more precise, we should discuss “jams with no added sugar.” In reality, jam already contains sugar: both glucose and fructose, which naturally occur in all fruit.

Jams with no added sugar were not invented by health-food advocates wanting to reduce their sugar consumption. These preserves are an old tradition dating back to a time when sugar was scarce and expensive (or even nonexistent). Three classic examples, and the most commonly known jams of this type, are pommé (apple jelly), poiré (pear jelly), and raisiné (grape jelly). The first two have been made for centuries in certain regions of northern Europe, particularly Belgium and Germany, whereas the raisiné is a tradition of Périgord in southwestern France. Carob “honey” is a similar preserve that is found in the Middle East, Galilee (recipe follows in this chapter). All these preserves share this common feature: They are made from the juice only, and not from the whole fruit. Thus, they are jellies or thick syrups, rather than jams. Their preparation is based on this simple principle: Prolonged cooking evaporates enough water to concentrate enough of the naturally occurring sugars for preservation to take place. Jams from whole fruit can also be prepared by following the same principle. In general, after pouring hot jam or jelly into a jar and sealing it, turn the jar upside down. This will sterilize any air remaining in the jar and ensure preservation. It’s also a good idea to store the jars upside down.

Whole Fruit Jam
Very ripe fruit (any type)
A preserving pan or large saucepan
Canning jars and lids

This method is good for all types of fruit, including grapes, greengage plums, and so on. Use fruit that is very ripe; simply cut and crush it roughly. Bring the fruit to a boil; then cook it over very low heat for a very long time.

It is impossible to recommend a precise cooking time, since this depends on the type of fruit used, and its ripeness and water content, both of which vary from one year to the next. In any case, you should allow as much water as possible to evaporate. Stir often, because certain fruits have a tendency to stick during cooking. The jam is ready when it does not run off of the spoons but forms a bead that sticks to the spoon. At this stage pour the jam into scalded screw-top jars. It will keep for at least two years.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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25% off Essential Books for Homesteaders

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

In this age of rapid change, how can we best adapt to sustain our food systems and regenerate our land?

Drawing from time-tested holistic techniques our authors show homesteaders, farmers and growers of all sizes how to remain resilient.

Whether you grow veggies and herbs on your balcony, intensively garden a half-acre on your homestead, or make a living off the land, we’ve got a book (or two) for you. Now through July 31st SAVE 25% on books for your homestead or small farm. 

Our books and authors never skim the surface – they think in systems and farm holistically, applying the wisdom of letting nature do the heavy lifting and giving the skills to empower you.

We hope you’re having a busy and abundant growing season!

Happy reading from the folks at Chelsea Green Publishing

P.S. Don’t forget to look at our full list of sale books here: www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/sale


Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example. Free shipping for orders $100 or more is applied after the discount is applied. (U.S. Orders Only). International orders can be placed by phone (802-295-6300) or email.


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Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
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The Seed Series: Choosing the right seed crop

The Seed Series: Choosing the Right Seed Crop


Build a wood-fired oven in your backyard

Build a wood-fired oven in your backyard


Does it pay to keep a cow?

Does it pay to keep a cow?


Un-Coop your Poop: Everything you need to know about chicken tractors

Un-Coop your Poop: Everything you Need to Know about Chicken Tractors


6 Reasons why you need to plant perennials…like now

6 Reasons Why You Need to Plant Perennials…Like Now


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Fermentation Fun with Sandor Katz

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Here in our home state of Vermont, summer is in full swing – verdant hills of green, blue lakes and ponds, and the sound of folks out and about in the great outdoors hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, and … fermenting?

OK, maybe fermenting is best for folks looking for some indoor activities in between outdoor activities. In that case, we have the perfect itinerary for you.

Vermonters and visitors alike will have multiple chances to see the fermentation revivalist himself – Sandor Ellix Katz – at multiple stops in Vermont throughout the month of July. Come see why Michael Pollan calls Katz “The Johnny Appleseed of Fermentation” and why his latest book The Art of Fermentation was a New York Times bestseller and won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference.

Katz kicks off his Vermont tour with a two-week intensive workshop at Sterling College up in Craftsbury. As of this writing, there were two slots remaining in this credited course (four continuing education credits). The course is part of the college’s continuing education program of two- and four-week courses that offer learning opportunities that complement the college’s focus areas.

This class will offer an in-depth overview of the art and science of fermentation. Expect to learn the basics of how to ferment almost anything. Over the two weeks, attendees will make a wide variety of fermented foods and beverages, including: fermenting vegetables in many variations; beverages from seasonal fruits; kombucha, kvass, water kefir, and other lightly fermented tonic beverages; sourdough, porridges, and grain-based beverages; Asian bean ferments including Tempeh, Natto, and Dosa; yogurt, kefir, basic cheesemaking, and kishk (a Middle Eastern ferment of yogurt and bulgar wheat); and others, based upon the interests of participants. Participants will have a unique opportunity to begin fermentation projects as a group and see them through to completion, with the benefit of observing, tasting, and discussing them as they progress over several weeks.

During his two-week stay, however, Katz will venture south to Barre for a public talk at the Aldrich Public Library in Barre at 6 PM on July 16.

After his course ends, Katz will make his way from Craftsbury to Tinmouth where he’ll be the keynote speaker on July 20th at SolarFest, an iconic summer event that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

He then heads back north to Shelburne Farms for an evening talk (open to the public) on July 21 from 7-9 PM, followed by two full days of workshops on July 22 and 23 (pre-registration required).

During the two-day intensive at Shelburne Farms, you’ll learn how to make fermented vegetables (kimchi!), beverages (including a fruit-based wine), dairy products (yogurt, cheese, sour cream, kefir, etc.), grains, legumes, and starch. The two-day program includes lectures, demonstrations, and a hands-on element.

So, catch Katz one, twice, or a few times if you can.

From the Garden to your Gut: Eco-Food Books 35% off

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

One thing we all know is that where our food comes from and how it is grown matters. Having control over our food supply is key to a more resilient and sustainable future.

We’ve got a wonderful crop of books to help you dive in and take that next step toward transitioning to a more local and self-sufficient food system.

A major part of Chelsea Green’s mission is to inspire you with ideas and practical tips. So whether you want to get your hands in the dirt; looking to find the best local cheese; find a new recipe; or preserve those veggies—we have the book for you, and best of all we’ve put some of our keystone food books on sale until July 15th. 

Happy Reading from the Employee Owners at Chelsea Green!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our full list of books on sale: www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/sale


Discount codes do not combine with other offers—our books already on sale for example. Free shipping for orders $100 or more is applied after the discount is applied. (U.S. Orders Only). International orders can be placed by phone (802-295-6300) or email.

 

Eco-Food Books: 35% off until July 15

The Art of Fermentation
Retail: $39.95
Sale: $25.97
The Permaculture Kitchen
Retail: $22.95
Sale: $14.92
The Gourmet Butcher's Guide to Meat (with CD)
Retail: $49.95
Sale: $32.47
Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking
Retail: $40.00
Sale: $26.00
Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist
Retail: $24.95
Sale: $16.22
From the Wood-Fired Oven
Retail: $44.95
Sale: $29.22
The Small-Scale Dairy
Retail: $34.95
Sale: $22.72
Keeping a Family Cow
Retail: $19.95
Sale: $12.97
Cheese and Culture
Retail: $17.95
Sale: $11.67
The New Cider Maker's Handbook
Retail: $44.95
Sale: $29.22
Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning
Retail: $25.00
Sale: $16.25
Wild Fermentation
Retail: $25.00
Sale: $16.25
Farm-Fresh and Fast
Retail: $24.95
Sale: $16.22
From Asparagus to Zucchini
Retail: $19.95
Sale: $12.97
Edible Perennial Gardening
Retail: $22.95
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Cooking Close to Home
Retail: $24.95
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Full Moon Feast
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Fresh From Maine
Retail: $32.50
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Home Baked
Retail: $39.95
Sale: $25.97
The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook
Retail: $22.95
Sale: $14.92
Long Way on a Little
Retail: $32.50
Sale: $22.72
Perennial Vegetables
Retail: $35.00
Sale: $22.75
Fresh Food From Small Places
Retail: $24.95
Sale: $16.22
Whole Foods Companion
Retail: $40.00
Sale: $26.00

~Coming this Fall: Available for Pre-Order~

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook
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Sale: $19.47
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds
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Sale: $19.47
Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
Retail: $39.95
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Heads Up! New Books Coming This Fall

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Our Fall books have a little something for everyone: Readers will learn about the present-day effects of carbon on the price of everyday goods and its impact on the global economy, biodynamic wine growing and gardening, mushroom cultivation and cutting-edge mycoremediation, sustainable cattle ranching, farming in the woods, learning to slow life’s pace to unicycle speed, the 13 essential weeds that will help aid in human survival, and much more.

Our Fall crop of books that will begin appearing on shelves by September has something for every reader who is interested in pursuing, maintaining, or advancing a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle.

First up, go on an adventure with homesteader Mark Schimmoeller as he journeys from North Carolina to Arizona on a unicycle and reflects on his simple off-the-grid lifestyle in Kentucky and his efforts to save an old growth forest.

Then, follow journalist Mark Schapiro on his hunt for the true price of carbon from “greening” cities like Pittsburgh to the jungles of the Amazon. Or, get ready to dive into the fascinating world of mushrooms with mycologist Tradd Cotter as he explores the best organic cultivation practices and shares results from his groundbreaking research.

Read more about these new books and the rest of the exciting Fall list, below. If you pre-order now, we’ll ship the book to you as soon as it arrives in our warehouse, which means you could get it before anyone else. And, remember, we offer free shipping on all domestic orders of $100 or more.

To see a list of currently discounted books, check out our sale on recent releases — 35% off until July 3.

The Fall 2014 book list is here!

Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America
by Mark Schimmoeller
Written with poise and humor, Slowspoke is about more than a cross-country trip on a unicycle; it’s a meditation on a way of life that Americans find increasingly rare: one that practices a playful, recalcitrant slowness. Schimmoeller intersperses recollections of his journey with vignettes of his present-day, off-the-grid homesteading with his wife in Kentucky and their efforts to save an old growth forest. Available in September (Pre-orders received in late July)
Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy
by Mark Schapiro
Take a journey to the front lines of a changing world, where the same chaotic forces reshaping our weather patterns are also transforming the global economy, playing havoc with corporate calculations, shifting economic and political power, and upending our understanding of the real risks, costs, and possibilities of what lies ahead. Available in September (Pre-orders received in August)
Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques to Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
by Tradd Cotter
Cotter offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, shares the results of his groundbreaking research, and offers creative ways to apply cultivation skills—whether the goal is to help a community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. Available in September (Pre-orders received in August)
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet
by Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook
is a visually stunning cookbook created by GAPS Diet experts Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett. The book gives readers more than 200 straightforward, nutrient-dense, and appealing recipes designed to heal your gut and thereby manage the illnesses that stem from it. Available in September.
Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests
by Ken Mudge and Steve GabrielFarming the Woods introduces a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products such as ginseng, mushrooms, and ramps. This book demonstrates how forest farming is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead. Available in October (Pre-orders received in September)
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival
by Katrina Blair
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds
 is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. Available in November (Pre-orders received in October)
Angels By the River: A Memoir of Sorts
by James Gustave Speth
In Angels by the River, James Gustave “Gus” Speth recounts his unlikely path from a southern boyhood through his years as one of the nation’s most influential mainstream environmentalists and eventually to the system­-changing activism that shapes his current work. Available in November (Pre-orders received in October)
Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production
by Nicolette Hahn Niman
Environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for the Earth. In fact, with proper oversight livestock can play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems. Grounded in empirical scientific data, this book builds the most comprehensive and convincing argument to date that cattle could actually serve as the Earth’s greatest environmental benefactors by helping to build carbon­ sequestering soils and prevent desertification. Available in November (Pre-orders received in October)
An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terrior
by Deirdre Heekin
On their tiny, eight-­acre hillside farm in south-­central Vermont, Deidre Heekin and her husband set out to create, or rediscover, a sense of place, and to grow food naturally using the philosophy and techniques of organics, permaculture, and biodynamic farming. An Unlikely Vineyard tells the story of their farm and its evolution, from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment. Available in November (Pre-orders received in October)
The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity
by Carol Deppe
The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, Deppe focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop. Available in November (Pre-orders received in late October)
Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts: The New Resilient Crop for a Changing Climate
by Philip Rutter, Dr. Susan Wiegrefe, and Brandon Rutter-Daywater
This book is the first comprehensive guide for farmers interested in how to get started growing hybrid hazelnuts, a crop designed from the very outset to address a host of problems with conventional modern agriculture. The first and only guide of its kind, this book will appeal to small-­scale and commercial farmers, both those already familiar with concepts of perennial agriculture and those interested in converting from conventional practices. Available in December (Pre-orders received in late November)

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