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Ben Watson,
Author, Editor & New Hampshire Resident

Ben Watson, a freelance writer and editor, is the author of Acts of God: The Old Farmer's Almanac Unpredictable Guide to Weather and Natural Disasters; Taylor's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables; Cider Hard & Sweet; and the coauthor of Passport to Gardening. He lives in Francestown, New Hampshire.

Cider Hard
and Sweet:
and Making
Your Own

Ben Watson
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Drinking fresh, or "sweet," cider in the fall is an American tradition. And recent years have seen the resurgence of "hard" (alcoholic) cider–once the drink of choice in England and the Americas–after decades of obscurity. Now this delightful, fizzy drink is turning up again in American farmer's markets and in bars and restaurants as a refreshing alternative to handcrafted beer. And this elegantly simple beverage is so easy to make that producing good homemade cider, both hard and sweet, is well within the reach of the enthusiast.

In this entertaining book, Ben Watson explores the cultural and historical roots of cider. He introduces us to the different styles of cider–including draft, farmhouse, French, New England, and sparkling, as well as apple wine, applejack, and cider vinegar–and gives complete instructions on how to make them at home with a minimum of time and equipment. In addition, there are tips on evaluating homemade ciders, instructions for hosting a cider tasting, and recipes for cooking and baking with cider.

"Ben Watson joins the good fight with this evocative call for real cider. Quality should matter in our lives. Lift your cup up high and enjoy!" –Michael Phillips, organic orchardist and author of The Apple Grower

Hardcover Signed Editions $ 21.95
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Taylor's Guide

Ben Watson
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The most comprehensive guide available, Heirloom Vegetables features more than 500 of the best historic, regional, and ethnic vegetables. Watson provides complete instructions on how to select and grow the best varieties for your own garden and offers expert advice on organic control. A special section is devoted to seed trusts and historic seen programs.

Illustrated with more than 200 color photographs and 20 how-to drawings.

"Taylor's Guides are among the best, most authoritative and intelligently organized guides on the market." –Garden Design

Paperback Signed Editions $ 21.95
Paperback Inscribed Editions
Shipped within 30 days of order $ 27.95

Passport to
A Sourcebook
for the

Ben Watson
Katherine LaLiberté
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Is your garden ready for the 21st century? Let Passport to Gardening be your guide! For more than fifteen years Gardener's Supply Company of Burlington, Vermont, has helped its customers navigate the gardening world by providing products and information through its catalogues and over the phones. Now, with the Gardener's Supply Passport to Gardening, the company has discovered a new way to share its collective wisdom.

Passport to Gardening has been created for passionate gardeners with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. This unique new reference book is filled with practical advice, expert opinions, reviews of the bast books, product information, even web sites–to guide you to new and exotic ports of call throughout the gardening world.

Passport introduces readers to more than thirty separate gardening topics, including:

Garden Design
The Kitchen Garden
Growing Under Lights
Building Healthy Soil
Seed Saving
Extending the Season
The Edible Landscape
Community Gardening

From bulbs to berries, fences to fertilizer, the Gardener's Supply Passport to Gardening is a treasure chest of information that will equip you to become a more knowledgeable and successful gardener.

Paperback Signed Editions $ 26.95
Paperback Inscribed Editions
Shipped within 30 days of order $ 32.95

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