GIVEAWAY: “Budget Mix, Tiptoe Through the Flowers”

Our flagship organic baking mix—Budget Mix® Original (available also in Gluten Free) has given birth to an additional nine new versions. All decked out in their new attire (packaging), they’re ready to help you with your next standout homemade meal.

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In the Feb/Mar 2019 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Tiptoe Through the Flowers” (on newsstands Jan 1), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a FREE variety pack of four of my Budget Mixes.

For a chance to win, tell me what you like most about my packaged foods in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-March.

Find my Budget Mix baking mixes here. You’ll discover:

• Organic Budget Mix Original
• Organic Budget Mix Gluten Free
• Organic Black Bean Corn Bread
• Organic Buttermilk Biscuits
• Organic Brownies
• Organic Chili Batter Bread
• Organic Corn Bread
• Organic Focaccia Bread
• Organic Garlic-Basil Bread
• Organic Walnut-Orange Scones
• Organic Shepherd’s Pan Bread

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GIVEAWAY: “Wild Bread, Tiptoe Through the Flowers”

In the Feb/Mar 2019 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Tiptoe Through the Flowers” (on newsstands Jan 1), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a FREE copy of my newest book, Wild Bread.

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Wild Bread completely reinvents the concept of healthier-for-you, naturally fermented sourdough. Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work and sour-tasting, artisan-style-only loaves. In Wild Bread, my quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured―everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat―for a whopping 295 recipes and 475 photographs.

For a chance to win, tell me which of my books you’ve enjoyed most and why in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-March.

Check out my Wild Bread chatroom here. While you’re there, join in on our conversation about everything Wild Bread! If you haven’t picked up a copy of Wild Bread, you can find it here.

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GIVEAWAY: “Organic on-the-go, Tiptoe Through the Flowers”

In the Feb/Mar 2019 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Tiptoe Through the Flowers” (on newsstands Jan 1), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a FREE six-pack sampler of our Organic on-the-go single-serve meals.

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For a chance to win, tell me where you might take our single-serve meals in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-March.

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GIVEAWAY: ““Honeybee Heart, Tiptoe Through the Flowers”

In the Feb/Mar 2019 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Tiptoe Through the Flowers” (on newsstands Jan 1), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a FREE copy of a new gem of an autobiography called A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees by British author Helen Jukes (Scribner UK, July 2018). A Honeybee Heart is at once a fascinating exploration of the honeybee and the hive; the practices of honey-gathering and the history of our observation of bees; and a beautifully wrought meditation on responsibility and care, on vulnerability and trust, on forging bonds and breaking new ground.

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For a chance to win, tell me about one of your favorite new books in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-March.

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GIVEAWAY: “Food Waste, Tiptoe Through the Flowers”

In the Feb/Mar 2019 issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Tiptoe Through the Flowers” (on newsstands Jan 1), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a FREE copy of food journalist Jill Lightner’s new cookbook and sustainability guide, Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home. Jill’s book shows how consumers can manage their kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage.

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For a chance to win, tell me something you’ve learned from reading MaryJanesFarm in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-March.

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GIVEAWAY: “All American Clothespins, Out on a Limb”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already (see below), but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them. And stay tuned for more great MaryJanesFarm giveaways.

For a chance to win 20 FREE beautiful, handmade clothespins from All American Clothespins, tell me how long you’ve been reading MaryJanesFarm in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-September.

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Albert Crooks and his 15-year-old son, Al, craft beautiful, sturdy clothespins from ash (the perfect hardwood for clothespins) and heavy-duty, stainless-steel springs manufactured in the U.S. “No more using four or five cheap clothespins to hang a wet towel to line dry. Our clothespins are tumble sanded and are finished with tung oil, which will not leach out and stain your laundry.” For beautiful clothespins that will last a lifetime, visit AllAmericanClothespins.com.

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The winners of our clothespin giveaway are:

Suzanna Drozd-Kowalski, who said in response to our question, “Tell me how long you’ve been reading MaryJanesFarm.”:

“I have been reading MaryJanesFarm from the get-go. I have your books too. The magazines have been passed to my daughter-in-laws or squirreled away for future reference. I was just watching my grandson’s today and looking at their bookcases and there was a stack of MaryJanesFarm magazines and MaryJane’s Outpost book that I borrowed for the camping mixes to go with quinoa. Love your books, mazagines, and products. Also love hanging laundry.”

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Deborah Jackson, who said:

“I have been reading MaryJane’s magazine for so long, I couldn’t put a date on it. I remember the first time I saw it, I grabbed it and said yay!, a magazine that really has my personality. Love it! And keep up the good work.”

Congratulations, Suzanne and Deborah! Watch for an email from the farm.

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WINNERS!!! Giveaway: Picnic Quilt

The winners of our “Busy Bee Quilt, Le Picnic” giveaway are:

DeAnna Hoyt-Zoeller, who said in response to our question, “Tell me all about your favorite picnic experience.”:

“Our favorite picnic is at the beach. Blanket spread out on the sand, not too far from the waves, with our favorite sandwiches and iced tea to go with it. Of course, having the beach umbrella is always helpful. The kids love to gather shells and sea glass while the hubby and I soak up the rays. Such a gorgeous quilt! I love the idea of a bassinet for a picnic basket, fabulous!!”

and Dolly Sarrio, who posted:
“Love the quilt and pillow! Let’s see a picnic that stands out in my mind. As teenagers, a group of us decided to go to a state park. Guy and girls, and it was a fun time. I fried chicken and made potato salad, of course. One of the girls decided that her boyfriend was paying me and my picnic basket too much attention. (Little did she know he just loved my fried chicken … lol). She brought boiled eggs, so she politely walked up to us and threw a few of her boiled eggs in the shell at him …. Funny stuff! Truthfully, the most important picnics were held underneath a Weeping Willow in our back yard with my babies and the kitty cats. We did that almost daily when they were young.”

Congratulations, DeAnna and Dolly! Watch for an email from the farm.

Thank you to the 391 women who responded with such lovely comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them!

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GIVEAWAY: “Busy Bee Quilt, Le Picnic”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already (click here for details), but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them. And stay tuned for more great MaryJanesFarm giveaways.

In the Apr/May issue of MaryJanesFarm, on newsstands March 6, you’ll see how Megan converted an old wicker bassinet into living-room picnic-gear storage that now holds a picnic quilt, a couple of pillows, and board games for the perfect indoor picnic.

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In the photo above, you’ll see my MaryJane’s Home “”Busy Bee” quilt and pillow with my favorite patchwork shape, the hexagon. Why a hexagon? The hexagon, a shape that speaks the zen of the busy beehive or the wired manors of chickens (the oldest domesticated animal on Earth), symbolizes the unity and structure of the farmgirl life—a framework for the proper order of things, a pattern for life. In unwritten feminine language, it is a standard for farmgirls, or for that matter, the ordinary honeybee or the hen, rank and file workers that move the work along. It says that all things are to be done decently and in order, and that small things add up.

For a chance to win one of our “Busy Bee” twin quilts and matching 16″-square pillows, tell me all about your favorite picnic experience in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-May.

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Winner!!! Giveaway: MaryJane’s Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook

The winner of our MaryJane’s Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook giveaway is Jeannie Keeffe, who said in response to our question, “Tell me what at MaryJanesFarm has inspired you … magazine, books, products, chatroom, or journal”:

“Am hoping not to be judged by MY cover, too.

I’ve been a country girl (a red-dirt girl) all my life. Growing up with parents that grew their own rabbits & chickens both for the freezer, show, and of course, eggs. Some years we’d have a cow for milk, but the goats were easier to keep, would eat the poison oak, and the milk … MmmMmm good … oh, and they loved to show off at the fair. Pigeons for squab which I thought everyone ate until later in my life. Ponds to swim and fish in, horses to ride & show, 1/4-acre garden where dad would be found sitting and watching—a place I would enjoy a one-on-one with, a place I learned to eat fresh foods that tasted so marvelous (before cooked by mom, who often cooked things to death). Looking back at my life with Mom & Dad is heartwarming. So a book with an Old Look that is filled with surprises would be wonderful to have.”

Congratulations, Jeannie! Watch for an email from the farm.

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