{4 saturdays, 4 giveaways} The Feedback Giveaway


The winner of their choice of Keeping Bees or Keeping Chickens or Home Dairy or Canning & {reserving by Ashley English is: LUCKY #3: KIMMER: “Took the poll, recipes, local food and vendor information, all make me read the blog, the local look at food, gardens, farms, products is why this is one of my favorite blogs!”

The two winners of a full-color bound copy of From Scratch Holidays are:
MBHUNT:I answered the survey. Twitter chats are also fun!
JUDE: “took the poll. would love more DIY

Kimmer, Mbhunt & Jude: Please email me at fromscratchclub (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address. I am sending ALL giveaway books out on Tuesday. Kimmer, make sure to tell me which book you want!

Thank you to all who took the survey & entered the giveaway. Your responses confirmed A LOT of good stuff we have in-store for the future and THANK YOU for such amazing positive feedback & support. Thank You- Christina

{Christine, Becky & Erika at HVCC’s Michael Pollan’s reception}

Hello Readers!
For this final ‘{4 saturdays, 4 giveaways} giveaway’, we have a HUGE favor to ask.

Could you fill out this short poll for us?

We want to know more about YOU and what YOU would like to learn from FSC in 2012.
You see, we have B-I-G plans for 2012 & beyond. We want to expand our ‘outside the blog post’ activities into a business of sorts (ebooks, podcast, DIY Academy, ect) but we first wanna make sure there is some interest. In addition, we want to focus our blog content on what you wanna learn. From the ‘back end’ of the blog, I can see that some topics are a hit and some are misses.
We also want to know if you want us to utilize our Facebook page more with original content as its seems our Facebook page is gaining readership. (we had over 1 million views on the page in 2011!)
Therefore, we need your help!
If you fill out this quick survey, please comment below that you did so and you will be entered to win 1 copy of one of Ashley English’s books from her ‘Homemade Living’ Series: Keeping Bees or Home Dairy or Keeping Chickens or Canning/Preserving.
In addition, two comments will also win  a full-color copy of our EBook, From Scratch Holidays. (RULES: after the poll questions)
Christina & the FSC Gang


  • Open to US residents only (or International residents with a US shipping address)
  • Giveaway ends at midnight Friday, February 10th, 2012
    The winner will be announced next Saturday, February 11th. (after 2pm, post farmers market!)
  • We will pick the winning comment randomly via random.org.
  • All entries will be in the form of a comment. You can comment up to ONE TIME by doing the following:

Tell Us you answered the poll questions above and if you wanna add any reader feedback, we’ve LOVE IT!!!

Again, ALL entries (ONE COMMENT ONLY) need to be in the form of a comment below.
Other comments on other posts (or on Facebook or Twitter) will not count towards this giveaway.


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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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59 Comments on “{4 saturdays, 4 giveaways} The Feedback Giveaway”

  1. February 4, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    Questions answered : )

    I’d love to see all your hard work turn into a wildly successful business. I really admire the job you’ve done with the blog – the diversity of contributions, the stylishness, approachability, relevance and quality throughout is pretty inspiring.

    I hope you find a way to keep ads consistent with the mission and find a way to get your information free to those who need help finding ways to feed their families good food on tight budgets.

    Of course, all while earning gazillions of well-deserved income for yourselves….

  2. Kathryn Jones
    February 4, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Poll complete…blogs with recipes are all good but a dime a dozen…what keeps me coming back here is the food and local event news…the personal stories that share gardening, farming/ homesteading…you are teaching others by your example how to join CSA’s, garden, even work on farms and therefore learn to be part and parcel to the food they eat, wool they wear, etc….

  3. Kimmer
    February 4, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Took the poll, recipes, local food and vendor information, all make me read the blog, the local look at food, gardens, farms, products is why this is one of my favorite blogs!

  4. February 4, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Completed the poll. I just found your Facebook page and blog yesterday. I am interested in all you have offered and am looking forward to participating in food swaps and other events. Thanks.

  5. Krystina Konanec
    February 4, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Took the poll- love you guys- please keep up all of the good work :)

  6. Bonnie
    February 4, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Survey finished! A Midwest reader new to this blog within the last few weeks, but I’m looking forward to all you are planning!

  7. Amy
    February 4, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Survey completed………….Love anything homemade. This is truly a great site for woman who want to use their God given talents. Keep up the good work.

  8. Kris
    February 4, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Poll complete.
    I love this blog for its diversity of content! I had difficulty picking just three favorite focuses, because I enjoy all the topics this group has written about. I hope you have great success launching your business!

  9. February 4, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    I completed the survey =)
    I’ve really enjoyed reading some of your 2011 posts – especially the ones that involved making things from scratch (like butter). I love gardening, and farming (well, I just have honeybees right now), so I’m always interested in blogs like this one =)

  10. jonquil
    February 4, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Poll complete! New reader loving what I’m seeing so far :)

  11. Laura
    February 4, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Great idea!! Thanks for asking what we think and/or want too. I get a dozen or so blog entries in my inbox everyday and some I read and some I don’t depending on content. Those who offer more in education and diy keep me reading. I often share your blog posts with our Time Bank (Battenkill Time Traders) and know that several are now following you for the same reasons. Keep up the great work!

  12. Margaret
    February 4, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Did the survey! I love all the recipes and DIY ideas. Thanks ladies.

  13. butherbean
    February 4, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Just found your website a few weeks ago and am loving the variety of posts!

  14. February 4, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Did the poll, lover your site!

  15. February 4, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Lol love not lover, sorry baby on lap.

  16. February 4, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    just completed your poll with the help of sunrise cereal and coffee . . . thanks!

  17. Elizabeth Kilpatrick
    February 4, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Took the poll!

  18. February 4, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    took the poll :)

  19. Jude
    February 4, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    took the poll. would love more DIY

  20. Kim F (Elias's mom)
    February 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Completed the poll. Love this blog and have gotten so many good tips and ideas from all of you. I am having so much fun making so many of the things in your first e-books. My favorite are new food/body things to try which are pretty easy.

  21. February 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Took the poll! :)

  22. Kate H.
    February 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Did the poll, love the site. I like the recipes but that’s not what brings me back to FSC. It’s the food policy stuff, local events, and the DIY. I would love some local classes on cheese making, canning etc.

  23. Kelly F.
    February 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Poll has been done-did! FSC, I am so thankful for you! From interesting blogs, advocating great local businesses, to monthly food swaps…just awesome!!

  24. Shirley Marcroft
    February 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Completed the poll.
    I really like what you’re doing @ FSC.
    Can’t wait the see your new info / classes / ebooks.

  25. February 5, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Great Job!

  26. Jennifer H
    February 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Survey complete.

    The topics question was tough because all those areas are important. I answered that survey question but it may have been better feedback to rank the list instead of choosing three.

    What makes FSC stand out to me is your personal connection to any of those. Your stories make things matter that otherwise seem just part of the noise. That said, politics and events are important for the bigger picture, but I don’t want the recipes to be underestimated. I’ve hit some home runs with several FSC-inspired dishes or DIY ideas!

  27. February 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Completed the survey! These always get me excited for the weekend. :-)

    Keep up the great work.

  28. kate
    February 6, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Took the survey! I would LOVE some DIY classes as our family is getting more and more into from scratch cooking and sustainable living. Great blog. Tons of information with personal touches thrown in.

  29. Elle
    February 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Survey complete. I’m most excited at the DIY school, but love all the work and effort and passion you ladies put into this blog. Thank you!

  30. Tara
    February 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Questions answered! :D

    I love content on DIY and better urban living. We’re just not able to get land, or often a backyard, so I like information on small/container gardening, how to source things better, etc. And classes! Thanks!

  31. Melissa
    February 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Took the poll. Thanks for all that you guys do. You are all fabulous!

  32. sue v
    February 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    I took the survey

  33. February 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    I answered! And I am eagerly hopeful that we’ll have cheese-making classes and such on the horizon! I <3 FSC!

  34. February 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Poll Complete! A cheese making class and coverage of bee keeping, chicken raising would be great!

  35. February 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    I did the survey. and omgz yes please to local classes!

  36. Adkview
    February 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Answered the questions as someone who is new to your fb page. Looks like great info on here!

  37. Kelly L.
    February 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    Poll: done! Keep up the great work!!

  38. Ona
    February 7, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Survey Complete.

    I love all that you ladies do! You are one of the blogs that I always follow and that is for the following reasons:

    1) You are local and I get to interact with some fantastic people
    2) You supply real skill education and not only recipes (even though the recipes are wonderful too!)

  39. Ona
    February 7, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    ooops, and one more thing…

    I absolutely LOVE the idea of DIY classes!

  40. Elizabeth Haggerty
    February 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Cant wait to see what you guys get up to in 2012 sounds like its going to be a great year!

  41. February 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Great blog. I am local and love to hear local events. I love that you are carrying on some traditions of a bygone era and creating some new ones of your own.

  42. February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Survey taken! The podcast idea could be a good one!

    • February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      And the local classes! They would be super fun.

  43. Mara
    February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Voted! :)

  44. Jenna C.
    February 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Survey taken. A local class would be super fun.

  45. February 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I just signed up for my first food swap, and love this blog! We have such a bounty of great food in the Capital Region/Catskills/Upper Hudson Valley, I like the community you have here on the blog and through the food swaps.

  46. Lindsay
    February 10, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    Took the poll have had my eye on Ashley’s book hope I win.

  47. February 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    I answered the majority of the poll questions. I was unable to answer the question for local readers because I live in Colorado! My son did live in Saratoga County and if he still lived there I would attend your workshops. I absolutely love your blog, Keep up the great work!

  48. maria
    February 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Took the poll. Enjoy following you on facebook!

  49. D
    February 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Took your poll. Wish I lived closer!

  50. Nomi
    February 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    I filled out the info. I LOVE the food swaps. I think you guys are great and what you bring to this area and the web is fantastic. Keep it up!

  51. February 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    I answered the survey. Twitter chats are also fun!

  52. Mike R
    February 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Took the poll!

  53. laura h
    February 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    I have been surveyed. :)


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