10 New Products That Make Great Gifts

olive wood house ornament

New products have arrived at Lehman’s – just in time for the holidays! Scroll down below to see what’s new, including handcrafted ornaments from Bethlehem (pictured above).

Holiday shopping but not sure what to get? We’re here to help.

We have dozens and dozens of new products for everyone on your list, from the cook to the gardener and everyone in between.  Here’s a glimpse at our newest arrivals that make great gifts. Continue reading

Emergency Planning: Preparedness Month is Here

Basic Survival First Aid KitWe have a saying here at Lehman’s, “Be prepared, not scared.”

Preparedness is an important part of living a simpler life. Being prepared just means taking simple steps to keep yourself and your family safe and secure when supply lines are frayed or broken. Before you can plan, you should start with thinking about likely challenges you could face. Power outages and severe weather are common threats for many of us. Continue reading

How to Make Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

basket of cucumbersGrab the cucumbers. Today we’re making pickles!

Refrigerator pickles are easy to make, and they’re a great way to use up those cucumbers from your garden. With some simple boiling and mixing, you’ll have instant pickles. Continue reading

Pack the Perfect Picnic with These Handy Helpers

family picnic

Dining out?

A good old-fashioned picnic is the perfect way to spend time with loved ones while getting some fresh air. And let’s not forget all the good food that accompanies it!

Whether you go to the park, campsite, or your own backyard, any picnic requires a little planning. So, before you head outside, make sure you have all the essentials to making dining out fun and enjoyable.

Keep reading below to find our favorite products for picnics and outdoor dining. Continue reading

5 Ways to Preserve the Harvest

carrying harvest in crate

Here in Ohio, we’re knee-deep in yellow squash, cucumbers, green beans and all the deliciousness of a summer garden. My family’s sugar peas were some of the best we’ve ever grown, so good it’s tempting to eat them right off the vine (though, we recommend a good washing first). But we did get a little carried away with some of our planting. We have more cucumber plants then family members. And somehow, we always overestimate how many tomatoes we will eat. (Spaghetti sauce, anyone?)

The wonderful part is that there are many ways to preserve the harvest for later enjoyment, long after the warm summer season has disappeared.

Keep reading below to discover five ways to preserve your harvest now. (We even included some helpful resources to get you started.)

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Discover Mrs. Lehman’s Recipes for Easy Meals

canned meat cookbookCraving delicious homemade meals but don’t have a lot of time? Fear not, Friend. We’ve got you covered!

For 35 years, Mrs. Lehman has been working her kitchen magic. We collected 18 of her favorite easy recipes and combined them into one mouthwatering cookbook that is made with busy cooks in mind. After all, the best part of cooking is sharing the meal with your loved ones. Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Dairy

dairy productsHappy National Dairy Month! Today we’re celebrating the joys of making homemade dairy. When you make your own butter, cheese or yogurt, you know it’s fresh and you know what’s exactly in it. Plus, it’s just plain fun.

Want to try making these foods yourself? Check out our top dairy posts below to get started. Continue reading

What We’ve Learned from Mom

daughter and mom gardeningFor many of us, Mom’s words and wisdom have shaped us through the years. And even the simplest lesson has a way of sticking with us.

“Do the right thing.”
“If you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all.”
“If you take it out, then put it back.” Continue reading

Get the Pantry Ready – It’s National Canned Food Month!

canned food in pantryFebruary is all about canned food. In fact, it’s officially recognized as National Canned Food Month.

The convenience of canned food has many perks – no refrigeration, little to no prep time, and it can speed up getting dinner on the table, which is a huge help when you’re short on time or have unexpected company.

So, sticking with the theme of the month, we gathered up some of our favorite posts all about canned food, including some delicious recipes. Happy eating! Continue reading

8 Solutions for Natural Pest Control

Upcycled Bat House

Did you know bats eat mosquitoes and other pesky bugs? Keep reading below to find more natural pest control solutions, like our bat house (pictured above).

Tired of dealing with pesky mole hills and destructive rodents? Did mosquitoes keep you away from last summer’s outdoor fun? Then it’s time to do something about it! Continue reading