Small Farmer's Journal

Welcome to the Small Farmer’s Journal Community!

Founded in 1976, Small Farmer’s Journal is an award-winning, internationally renowned agrarian quarterly with over forty-five years of print history and counting. The publication is dedicated to the preservation and support of small-scale agricultural pursuits and family farms.

We offer a quarterly Print Subscription, a Website Membership, and a free email newsletter called the Home & Shop Companion. We also have Books, Back Issues and Manuals available in the Small Farmer’s Market, or you can call or write our office to place your order.

Small Farmer’s Journal Print Subscription

With a one year Small Farmer’s Journal print subscription, you will receive four issues. A two year subscription receives eight issues and a three year subscription receives twelve issues. A Small Farmer’s Journal subscription does not include website membership. Sorry, multi-year subscriptions are not available outside of the U.S.

Small Farmer’s Journal is a large format, beautiful, full-color periodical packed with more information than you might find in three or four conventional magazines. Supported 100% by its readership, this folksy and feisty publication, a true clarion of free speech in the best old sense of the phrase, is a vibrant and exciting platform for engaging far-flung ideas about anything pertinent to the small family farm experience. Livestock, Crops, Barns, Farming Systems, Equipment, Recipes, Kids Activites, Marketing, Poetry, Stories; IT’S ALL THERE!

Please feel free to RENEW your subscription here, too. Your customer ID number isn’t necessary because we double-check every single order to see if you are an existing subscriber.

Small Farmer’s Journal Website Membership

The Small Farmer’s Journal website is an ever-expanding archive of articles from the forty-five plus years the magazine has been published. A new article from a back issue is added every day, including articles from the brand new issue when it comes out.

Non-members can see one full article per week. To gain access to all the content on this site, subscribe for just $5 per month. If you are not completely satisfied, cancel at any time. Website membership does not include a print subscription.

Back to Indiana
The rising sun had not yet drunk the dew from the grass in the dooryard of the line cabin when the man mounted the forward hub of the prairie-schooner and bent a final glance into the dusky interior to make ... read more
Categories: People/Events
Needed Conservation of Domestic Waterfowl Breeds
I was truly shocked to read that the majority of the domestic ducks and geese that I was familiar with have severe population problems! There are six breeds of ducks and four breeds of geese that have numbers so low ... read more
Categories: Livestock
The Milk and Human Kindness King of Cheeses
I hail from Vermont, the land of New England stirred curd cheddar, which has long been the source of pride for cheesemaking here for as long as cows have roamed these fields. Vermont cheddar commands respect and it can be ... read more

Small Farmer’s Journal Home & Shop Companion

The Home & Shop Companion is a free weekly email newsletter. It features stories, handy hints, recipes, news, offers, projects, distractions and other stuff we think you’ll find interesting. The entire series is archived here on the website and is free to all to browse: Home & Shop Companion Archive.


Home & Shop Companion 29
William Castle • Cattle Preferred Gate • Picnic Potato Salad
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William Castle • Sawing Block • Barley Salad
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Rural Ramblings • Barn Door Lock • Homemade Granola