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.

Ask A Teamster The Bit
I work at a farm that uses their team of Percherons to farm, give hayrides, spread manure, etc. One of the horses gets his tongue over the bit. I’ve been told he’s always done this since they had him. I ... read more
Categories: Ask A TeamsterLivestock
Fierce Plowmen & The Marsden Project
He held close, every day, the layers of his farm - the livestock, each species; the fields at their readiness or usefulness or at the fallow; the ripenings, the remainders, the margins, the rottings, the seeds, the pollen races, the ... read more
Categories: Editorials

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.


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Home and Shop Companion 0065
William Castle • Strong Crates • Turkey Noodle Soup
Home and Shop Companion 0066
William Castle • Filling Battery Cells • Pear Bran Bread
Home and Shop Companion 7
Handy Open-Top Sawhorse • To Start Small Brads • Apple Dowdy • Secrets of Flight