Cassie Langstraat wrote:So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 2 winners.
Congratulations Kelly and Bill!
I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book and a permies care package.
Tina Paxton wrote:
4. Food Preservation: this is definitely an important link in the chain. I like the idea of fermenting foods and am working on developing those skills. Canning is something my elderly mother helps with when she is able. I also want to build a smoker and smoker foods. Dehydrating can be a problem with the high humidity leading to mold. Do you favor a particular method of fermenting (lacto-fermentation for example)?
I am an enthusiastic cook and am excited to see what you have to share with us.
My question is: What would you say are the 3 or 4 foods you'd encourage someone in Zone 4 (northern Vermont) to plant to fill cupboards with food? Both in the short term and the long term - two separate list probably.
What do you find yourself preparing the most from your permaculture plantings? (Most often OR most volume).
Leaning towards plant based because we are currently lacto-ovo vegetarian (though we very well may move towards adding some meat to our diet in the future, but currently don't have animals).
Kelly in Vermont
so some form of protection of a cold frame or polytunnel may be helpful to you if you have space.
In the frigid mountains of Vermont...only five crops - spinach, scallions, mache, claytonia and carrots - will be dependably harvestable all winter from a cold frame...
D. Logan wrote:The question I had was about where this book stands apart. With a number of seasonal cooking books on the market, the primary difference seems with your own permaculture twists seems to be a focus on ease of use. Fitting the whole thing more neatly into our modern lives than a number of older from-scratch recipes are. Is that assessment accurate? Also, how strongly does that theme play into the book as a whole? Are there other aspects that may not be as evident as well?