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On the last Food Makers episode of the year, I’ll be chatting with author, farmer and grassfed beef rancher Shannon Hayes about her new book Long Way on a Little, a decidedly pro-meat cookbook and overall guide to healthy, thrifty, and self-sufficient living. Tune in on Google+ at 2pm PST and 5pm EST right here.

Shannon runs lives on a 160-acre farm in upstate New York with her family where she farms and writes books about clean living. I loved her previous book Radical Homemakers, a thoughtful critique and study of how to become less of a consumer and more of a home-based producer.  Long Way on a Little is written in the same, well-informed vein. In true DIY spirit, she’s also created her own publishing company, Left to Write Press.