I don’t want anyone to purchase anything they can’t afford or do not need. But, if you have been informed by any of my posts and are inclined to read further, I am helped by your purchase when you click through any of these links. Thanks!


Apple Grower, The by Michael Phillips – THE book on growing apples organically.

Born-Again Dirt by Noah Sanders – I think the subtitle says it all: Farming to the Glory of God.

Essential Eating the Digestible Diet by Janie Quinn – On properly preparing foods so that our bodies can better digest them.

Folks, this Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin  – “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer” is how Joel Salatin describes himself. He’ll probably make you angry at some point, but he will certainly make you think.

Food Rules by Michael Pollan – “Rules” for eating wisely, one per page. More of a pamphlet than a book.

Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride – amazing information on healing a damaged digestive system.

Handmade Soap: Recipes for Crafting Soap at Home – a Country Living Book – this is the only book I have for soap making. I’m only interested in the basics and this does it. There are newer versions of it, but this is available practically for free on Amazon and it’s great!

Healthy Soils for Sustainable Gardens edited by Niall Dunne

Identifying Diseases of Vegetables by MacNab, Sherf & Springer

Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza –  See my post on Lasagna Gardening.

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig – a guide to traditional foods. Any book that recommends butter (grass-fed) is all right in my book!

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan – I love Michael Pollan despite the fact that we have very different belief systems. Somehow, we come to similar conclusions on food and farming. And he’s just plain likable.

Pasture Perfect by Jo Robinson – The result of 13 years of research shows the nutritional superiority of beef, chicken and eggs raised on pasture.

Postage Stamp Garden Book, The by Duane Newcomb – This is the book I read when I was 16 and dug my family’s entire small backyard for a garden. I’m thankful for parents who didn’t blink an eye!

Practical Entomologist, The by Rick Imes – good introduction to the world of insects.

Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, The by Joel Salatin – The book that started my clean food journey. I would recommend anything written by Joel Salatin.

Winter Harvest Handbook, The by Eliot Coleman – Coleman raises crops in the middle of Maine winters in unheated hoop houses. Yeah, this guy knows what he’s doing.


Back to Eden – I loved this so much, it has its own post.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead – inspirational and touching story of lives changed and health restored with juice fasting.

Food, Inc – This DVD opened my eyes to the state of farming in the US.

Food Matters – This documentary expands on Hippocrates principle “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.”

Fresh – A good follow up to Food, Inc. Fresh focuses on those that are making a difference in farming. Wait until you meet Will Allen and his urban farm in inner city Milwaukee.

King Corn –  Two friends’ journey to discover where our food comes from.

Temple Grandin – The true story of a young, autistic woman who became a top scientist in the humane livestock handling industry.

Vanishing of the Bees – Follows commercial beekeepers as they strive to find causes and solutions to the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder.

Books/DVDs I want to Read/See

Christian Philosophy of Food, The by Peter Binge

Farmaggedon DVD

Good Food Revolution, The by Will Allen

Grass Fed Gourmet, The by Shannon Hayes

Inherit the Land: Adventures in the Agrarian Journey DVD

Real Food by Nina Planck

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture by Sepp Holzer

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