USA Farms and homesteads are dotted throughout this huge country, corn fields, wheat fields, dairy and cattle, cotton, eggs, chicken, pork and soybean being some of top agricultural products. All of these can be found in gate sales and farm stores around the countryside of America where you can buy your food direct.
If you are interested in CSA Farming see our article on Community Supported Agriculture.
While you are there, why not take a trip to Pennsylvania and see traditional farming practices being carried out in Amish areas. These people have always practiced non-intensive crop growing and natural methods that we support. With more and more crops being genetically modified and scientists playing God without knowing the long-term consequences, we feel that GM food is not the best option. Support your local farmer and buy fresh produce direct.
Ranch vacations in America can be fun and cheap and are a great idea for a family vacation for those who love rural living. Guest ranches can be found in our ranch vacation rentals section. For those weekend-breaks, romantic rural retreats or family ranch vacations have a look at our guest ranches for bed and breakfast farm stays, farm cabins and self-catering farm houses. You will find all of our ranch vacation rentals of a high standard and on working farms that will give the kids endless hours of fun and give you time to relax and enjoy the quiet countryside.
If you are homesteading there are several articles of interest on this subject on our Farming Articles section. You may also be interested in reading a very interesting interview we did with Joel Salatin, one of the most influential farmers in America at the moment.
For those of you who are just starting
or homesteading, or have moved from one state to another and are not
sure of what vegetables to plant when in your area, why don't you have
a look at the USDA Hardiness Zone map.
It is highly interactive and will give you a good indication of whether
you can go ahead and plant out those seedlings that you have been
nurturing through early spring.
Calling all farmers! If you think it's time to take a holiday, but are not sure of who will look after your farm while you are away, or your would like to farm swap with someone either locally, or in another country, have a look at our Farm Exchange & Farm Sitting page. This is a free service to farmers and homesteaders worldwide.
Horse breaders who need to sell their stock, or if you are looking to buy some horses, see Equine Now : A website helping Farmers, Ranchers and Breeders sell their horses where bringing people together is important for the future!
For farmers markets throughout the USA see our Farmers Markets USA page.
The following free magazine is offered by Living the Country Life to all US citizens. Take up their generous offer and read the many topics of interest to farmers throughout the States.
Why don't you visit their web site? If you need farming information about your acreage, then this is the site for you. It is an ideal site for farmers, homesteaders, ranch owners and those on small holdings. In fact, if you are a farmer of any description in the US, then this is your first stop.
If you would like to advertise your USA farms with regards to some particular service you can offer to those who are homesteading or living country then please check out our Advertise your Farm page for listing options.
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