Discover Winter in Rural America


old country market storefront Winter Farmers Markets are Hot Despite the Cold Weather

United States Department of Agriculture. Blog Post.

"USDA Farmers Market Directory Counts Nearly 900 Winter Farmers Markets."

fire in a fireplace Eco-Based Fire Logs: An Environmentally Friendly Invention From U.S. Department of Agriculture (PPT | 7.01 MB)

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Research Service.

"Artificial logs that create a cheerful and welcoming winter blaze in your fireplace might someday be made from a perhaps surprizing source: grass clippings."

After a Snowstorm Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

National Oceanic and Atmospeceric Administration. National Weather Service.

Learn more about being safe in winter weather with interactive weather information, climate prediction center and winter weather tip sheets for awareness and preparedness.

Young child eating Try Soup or Stew for a Cold Winter's Day

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. What's Cooking.

Get the recipe for a soup or a stew to help warm up those cold winter days.

2012 Plant Hardiness Plant map U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones

United States Department of Agriculture.  Agrictulture Research Service.

"The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones."

family sledding Winter Sports on America's Public Lands

"America's public land / recreation areas do not hibernate for the winter and are open to a host of recreational opportunities unique to the season. Cross-country and downhill skiing as well as snowshoeing, snowboarding, and dogsledding are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy on public lands." Locate an area you want to visit here.

Food recovery Volunteer This Season In Rural Areas -Volunteers help those in need all year around.

Volunteers help those in need all year around. Find Volunteer organizations and services and start making a difference today.

Woods in Winter Winter Storm Preparedness and Response

University of Wisoncon-Madison Extension Service. National Ag Safety Database.

Safety At Home And While Traveling