HomeFires Press exists to promote industry and frugality in the home. Our books are written with the full-time homemaker or stay-at-home mom in mind.
Readers are saying:
"Bethany's practical advice regarding taking advantage of coupons/discounts, food preservation and eliminating waste is invaluable! She has obviously done her homework and is living what she's writing.
I enjoyed the easy-to-read conversational style of this book and the practical, unapologetic advice offered."
-Amazon Review for
The Housewife's Guide
to Frugal Food
"As a former manager of a farmer's market, and in my 6th year as a vendor, I appreciated the honest views of the market experience. Every week is a challenge, as she explains, whether it is anticipating what the customers are buying, preparing for all weather conditions or just making a consistent profit. She offers a detailed perspective on farmer's markets and gives useful advice, especially on calculating costs so you can truly run your stand as a business."
-Amazon Review for One Season of Farmers Market
Have you struggled to lower your grocery bill? Learn how you can feed your family on $10.00 per person, per week. The Guide to Frugal Food is a three-part handbook that tells how to get the most out of shopping, cooking, and menu planning to live on a shoestring grocery budget.
Discover for yourself hundreds of different ways to save, within a proven framework of using a price list and pantry to permanently lower food spending. Bethany shares all of her secrets:
-How to get the most out of a gallon of milk
-Finding and preserving free produce
-The secret to getting free meat
-Healthy eating on a budget
-And much, much more!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a farmers market vendor? In this book, Bethany shares everything she learned during 21 weeks of selling baked goods. Included at the beginning of the book is a quick start guide for potential sellers. After that, Bethany has included the 21 weekly "updates" that she wrote after each week of market. See how much money she made, what she did right and wrong, and much more.
Have you tried menu planning again and again, only to fall off the wagon? Coming up with new meals every month, or even every week, can be time consuming. A paid menu plan service will save time, but often requires a weekly shopping trip or special ingredients.
This weekly menu works well with shopping sales, couponing, cooking from scratch, gardening, and other budget-friendly practices.
-Meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
-Variations on almost every meal for variety
-Using a menu plan to save money… beyond “not eating out”
-How to personalize the plan
-And much more!
Written with the same penny-pinching care as The Housewife’s Guide to Frugal Food, Bethany’s newest book explores how we can cut produce spending to the bare minimum—without any gardening! Get in “5 a Day” with savvy shopping, careful preservation and militant waste reduction.
Learn how to plan your weekly menu around cheap staple ingredients, and build in variety with what is left in the budget. Avoid pesticides without buying organic, stop throwing away good food, and know when to pull out the canner and when to leave it in storage.
-Tips for setting a budget
-Basic shopping list
-How to choose a store
-Preservation and cooking guide to over 75 fruits and vegetables
-Storage tips and expiration dates for produce
-And much more!