Nifty Homestead Giveaway – August 2017

Our favorite time of the year is finally here! Just in case you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the fruits and veggies growing in your garden, we’d like to help!

For this month’s contest we’re giving away an awesome Dehydrator Starter Kit! The kit includes a 5 Tray Stackable Food Dehydrator by Excalibur, a 400 Recipe Dehydrator Bible, and a 3-Piece Set of Airtight Hinge-Lock Jars.

Never used a dehydrator before? Check out some of our tips and favorite recipes!

Ready to sign up? To enter, submit your email below and share this contest with your friends via Email, Facebook, or Pinterest for an extra entry. 

Nifty Homestead August Giveaway

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Author: Kane Jamison

Kane is the founder of Nifty Homestead. He lives on his own urban homestead with his family in West Seattle.


  1. Thanks Kane for the giveaway fun! I don’t have a way to post a photo but we have tomatoes, pumpkins, and a lot of herbs!!! I would totally dry that, especially since we have not had a working oven in over 3 years. You have a terrific blog site.

  2. Just like Donna I don’t have a way to post photos, however, I have A LOT of herbs & veggies in our gardens. We have 2 types of tomatoes, onion, 2 types of lettuce, watermelons, pumpkins, garlic, cucumber, sweet potato, spearmint, hibiscus, sage, lavender, German thyme, Chocolate mint, and rosemary just to name a few. I LOVE cooking with fresh herbs!

  3. I was just saying the other day that I wanted to learn how to can. This would be a perfect prize. Thank you for your generosity. Good luck to everyone.

    • Amy, canning is a great way to preserve your harvest. Some of us are very lucky that we come from old stock and learned our canning skills at our mother’s or even grandmother’s knee. I still use equipment both of mine. Pressure canning was a new skill, but by following the instructions that came with our canner we had great success. Check your area’s USDA extension office, they may have classes or be able to recommend some.

  4. Sure would love to learn more about permaculture and convert more of my one acre over to more sustainable practices. I expand my vegetable gardens every year and compost like crazy, but I know there’s more I could be doing. Love being outdoors tending to natural processes. Your website is a great help! Thanks.

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  6. I’m so excited about this giveaway as it has motivated me to add tomatoes to my newly planted vegetable garden. I remember as a child my Grandmother’s tomato garden. She would always ask me to help her pick the tomatoes when they were “just right”. She grew many different varieties but most of all I remember the delicious recipes she whipped up with those tomatoes; salads, sauces, soups and even juices!

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  8. I have filled out the enter form twice but it doesn’t show that I’ve entered? Not too sure what I’ve done incorrectly?
    I’m happy to have found your site, although I don’t have the time immediately to have a deep examination of it, but will soon. I’ve been an organic farmer for 30 years but still want suggestions. Thanks, Amandah

    • Hmm – sometimes if you have participated in past contests with us or sites using the same software, and then try to log in with a Facebook or Twitter account, you will need to “finish” logging in. Generally you just have to click another button and it will complete the signup process. Please feel free to email us at hello -at- niftyhomestead -dot- com.

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  10. I would love to learn more about canning! We have plum trees, a pear tree, and blackberries, but I’ve never learned how to can them!

  11. Hi; firstly thank you for bringing us such an amazing site, I feel very lucky to have found it. A great giveaway and good luck to everyone who enters!

  12. I have just “discovered” dehydrated orange slices, and these are to die for. However, I’d like to buy organic oranges and dry my own…thanks for this giveaway!

  13. Growing mostly hot peppers this year so been busy canning Candied Jalapeno’s (Cowboy Candy) along with pepper mustard not counting the jams and jellies I have been canning as well.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity./ I would love to dry different fruits and veggies, etc.

  14. Thanks so much Kane for the chance to win a dehydrator by Excalider, and the dehydrator bible and jars.That would be awesome for this gal who loves canning and preserving food.I will keep all my fingers crossed tight! 🙂

  15. Thank you for this opportunity to win this exciting prize! I would love this because I am an avid gardener and I love preserving fruit and veggies! It would be amazing to win the dehydrator by Excaliber and the dehydreator book and jars. I will be keeping all my fingers crossed tight! 🙂

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