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New Society Publishers Spring 2022

The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils
Growing, Foraging, and Pressing
By (author): Bevin Cohen
Bevin Cohen


New Society Publishers - Gabriola Island



Product Form:


Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound


General Trade
Apr 05, 2022
Print Run: 6000
$29.99 CAD


9in x 7.5 x 0.43 in | 0.78 lb

Page Count:

144 pages


a maximum of 60 color maps, charts, photographs and graphics
100% recycled content
FSC certified – recycled C016245
New Society Publishers
COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Natural Foods
Health and wholefood cookery|Food and beverage technology|Self-sufficiency and ‘green’ lifestyle|Gardening: fruit and vegetable

Press your own right at home – homemade oils for cooking and health.

The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated and photographed, full-color guide to growing, foraging, and pressing nut and seed crops to produce high-quality oils for culinary and other uses. Coverage includes:

  • A brief history of seed oil extraction
  • Culinary and health benefits of home-pressed oils versus factory produced oils
  • Presses and other equipment options for ease, cost, and convenience
  • How-to for growing, harvesting, processing, and pressing nuts and seeds
  • Profiles of over 40 nuts and seeds to grow, forage, or source including hempseed, flax, peanuts, sunflowers, walnuts, okra, and more.
  • Oil processing, storage, and culinary and other uses
  • Scaling up for community or small-scale commercial production.

Whether you want to produce oils for cooking, balms and salves, self-sufficiency and resiliency or for small-scale commercial or community production, The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a one-stop shop to get you started.

  • Author's previous book, The Artisan Herbalist sold 1500 copies
  • Author has been making cold-pressed oils on a commercial scale for seven years
  • He sits on the advisory council of the Community Seed Network
  • His oils won the national Good Food Award, from the Good Food Foundation in 2017.
  • Author has published three books and writes articles for Slow Food, Essential Herbal Magazine, Herb Society of America and has a regular column with Hobby Farm Magazine.
  • Travels widely speaking and running workshops
  • This book covers 20 of the most common oilseed crops including hempseed, flax, pumpkin, peanut, and even okra
  • It is a complete guide to growing, harvesting, and processing oil from seeds and nuts
  • Easy to read, fun guide for homesteaders, cooks, and chefs
  • Covers different kinds of pressing equipment and focuses on the turnscrew style expeller press.
  • Author is active marketer seeking out bookstore and library events, workshops and conferences including Mother Earth News Fairs

Bevin Cohen is an author, herbalist, gardener, seed saver, and educator. He is owner of Small House Farm, a sustainable herb farm, and he offers workshops and lectures nationwide on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs, and locally grown food. He has published numerous works on these topics, including From Our Seeds & Their Keepers, Saving Our Seeds, Salvando Nuestras Semillas, and The Artisan Herbalist. He serves on the boards of the International Herb Association and the advisory council for the Community Seed Network, a multinational education and networking platform. He lives in Sanford, Michigan.

"This beautifully illustrated book gives us the knowledge and inspiration to step off the train of corporate mass production and to explore a world of rich flavors and colorful oils. Cohen encourages readers to embrace a deeper and healthier, slow approach to living."
Anna Mulè, executive director, Slow Food USA

"Bevin Cohen takes us on an incredible journey with his easy, authoritative, and nurturing style. This book is a must for anyone interested in food as well as folks interested in self-reliance. Homesteaders, specialty crop farmers, gardeners, chefs, seed-to-table enthusiasts, and curious humans, would all be enriched by a copy of this book held close."
Hank Will, editor at large, Mother Earth News magazine

"A must-have for anyone who wants to be self-reliant with their food production, as well as foodies who just love knowing how food is produced."
Deborah Niemann, author, Homegrown and Handmade

"Bevin walks you through homemade oil production from seed to press to pantry in this delightfully informative and accessible book."
Elizabeth Hoover, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

"I am standing in the front row cheering for this amazing book. Cohen understands the facade of modern agriculture, which is really a crisis of agriculture not yet visible in the grocery. This is a deeply important book, a toolkit, a plea, a template. Add it to your library of books that will save us."
Janisse Ray, author, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food

"Invaluable to anyone wishing to process their own seed and nut oils. It is definitely the most complete guide that I have seen! Bevin's detailed explanations and precise instructions are easy enough for anyone to follow."
Jere Gettle, founder, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company

"Homesteaders and producers alike recognize that freshly grown and processed foods, by our own means, have the best flavor and nutritional value. Bevin Cohen unlocks the mysteries of nut oils, one of the last frontiers for DIYers, and empowers the reader with his passion and knowledge to tackle fresh pressed oils."
Julia Shanks, co-author, The Farmers Market Cookbook, author, The Farmer's Office

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