Win Three Seasonal Titles From Storey Publishing (Deadline 10/21/09)

Win 3 Seasonal Titles: Pumpkins, Cider and Apples
From Storey Publishing

Hilltown Families and Storey Publishing have partnered up to offer a chance to win three seasonal titles:

  • The Perfect Pumpkin: Growing, Cooking, Carving by Gail Damerow
  • Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider (3rd Ed.) by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols
  • Apple Cookbook by Olwen Woodier

Find out how to enter to win below.


Storey Publishing is a local publisher based out of North Adams, MA.  They have been publishing wonderful how-to books on do-it-yourself titles that are down-to-earth and always inspiring for over 25 years!  Topics range from gardening, cooking, crafts, nature science, animal care, farming, traditional skills and home improvement.

Over the years my personal library has included many of their titles that are now dog-eared and well worn from reading and referencing; including: Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal, Gail Damerow’s Barnyard in Your Backyard, Mike & Nancy Bubel’s Root Cellering and Phyliss Hobson’s Making & Using Dried Foods.  All great titles I’ve referenced either for family minor illnesses, the best way to raise our small backyard flock of chickens, how to put up onions and cabbage from the farmer’s market for the winter, and advice on dehydrating culinary herbs and locally picked apples. Discover their upcoming releases here.  Each title is packed with fresh new ideas about gardening, horses, cooking, crafts, livestock, building, and more!


    Gail Damerow has written a great book for harvesting and growing nearly 100 varieties of pumpkins!  I had no idea there were that than many!  Her book, The Perfect Pumpkin: Growing, Cooking, Carving, includes advise on how to grow and harvest pumpkins (including those gigantic ones we see at the county fairs!), step-by-step craft and carving projects, delectable recipes (like pumpkin brioche and pumpkin ale!) and even tips one how to put up pumpkin for winter storage.
    How do you make great cider? All you need is an apple. And a few other things … Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols offer thorough coverage of every step of cider making, from choosing and planting the best apple varieties to enjoying the finished product in their book Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider. Recipes include sweet and hard ciders, sparkling cider blends, and cider-based foods. In this book you’ll also find directions on how to build a working apple press, and bits of history and lore.
    Want to turn your apples into gourmet cooked dishes to accompany a glass of hard cider? Olwen Woodier offers over 140 apple recipes for to serve up apples for breakfast, lunch and dinner in her book, Apple Cookbook. She also offers descriptions of the general characteristics of many popular and heirloom varieties of apples along with a diagram that charts their best uses.


Your chance to win these three seasonal titles from Storey Publishing is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Monday, 10/21/09 @ 7pm (EST).

To check out other fine titles by Storey Publishing, visit them on-line at


  1. October 22, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Congratulations to Lilly Lombard of Northampton, MA. Using she was randomly selected to receive these three seasonal titles by Storey Publishing.

    Big thanks to Storey Publishing for supplying these titles and for our sponsor, Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB for providing the shipping supplies and shipping of this wonderful autumnal collection of titles.

    Check out other titles by Storey Publishing at

  2. Ruth von Goeler said,

    October 21, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Another fabulous offering. Thanks Sienna!

    Ruth von Goeler
    Northampton, MA

  3. Carole Guimond said,

    October 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    What could be better than apples, cider and pumpkins….New England is the best!!!! Would love some new recipes to do with the kids :)

    Carole Guimond
    Monson, Ma

  4. Chris Curtis said,

    October 20, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    This would be a nice Autum price

    Chris Curtis
    South Hadley, Ma

  5. accountantgrrl said,

    October 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

    What a great giveaway! I love this time of year in New England, especially because of pumpkins and apples.

    Jennifer Marchitto
    Hamden, Connecticut

  6. wickedpixie said,

    October 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I’m always looking for good pumpkin recipes!

    Lisa Norman
    Frankfort, Indiana

  7. Cheli Mennella said,

    October 18, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    All the goodness of autumn.

    Colrain, MA

  8. Jake Mayer said,

    October 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Maybe you need an apple pie book thrown in as well?

    Greenfield, MA

  9. Andrea Chesnes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 6:55 am

    What a great way to celebrate the season!

  10. Lilly Lombard said,

    October 12, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I’m all about the harvest season–especially apples.

    Lilly Lombard
    Northampton, MA

  11. meredith said,

    October 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    My 5-year old daughter loves doing creative things with the apples we pick–she’ll love this!

  12. Melissa Power-Greene said,

    October 10, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Looks beautiful and delicious! -Northampton, MA

  13. Dawn Flatt said,

    October 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

    These books sound great! I’ve never read a Storey book I didn’t love…
    Worthington, MA

  14. Annette Ader said,

    October 10, 2009 at 8:28 am

    The books are beautiful! Everyone loves Autumn and these books caputure the crisp, bright colors!

  15. Violet said,

    October 9, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Those look great! Autumn is my favorite season.

    Violet McCrigler
    Arcata, CA

  16. Tom Hicks said,

    October 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I have the cider book and love it! The other two would be great additions!
    Tom Hicks
    Mount Vernon, IA

  17. Kindra Rondeau said,

    October 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Great giveaway!

    Kindra Rondeau
    Sacramento, California

  18. October 9, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    My pumpkins went belly up this season, I need The Perfect Pumpkin to get a jump on next year! :D

    Great site!

    Best wishes,
    Stacey Graham
    Bluemont, Virginia

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