Your Dinner Plan Made Easy

Take the stress out of fresh, in-season cooking with this monthly digital magazine from Melissa K Norris. Proven recipes with fresh ingredients your whole family will love.


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Farm fresh eating with the
Harvest to Table: Seasonal Recipes
Digital Monthly Magazine

Eating fresh, seasonal produce is one of the best ways to improve your health and grow as a homesteader, but it can often feel overwhelming to keep track of it all. Each month, Harvest to Table: Seasonal Recipes shares what fruits and vegetables are in season, with helpful guides and delicious recipes so you can make the most of your produce.


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Lessons to Hone Your Homesteading Skills

Get on-demand access to the PTA Vault - a curated library of 120+ videos designed to teach you essential homesteading skills so you can make your homesteading dreams a reality.

I'm Melissa!

I’m a full-time working mom of two who started homesteading after I had to get a biopsy for cancer.

I’ll never forget the moment my doctor looked at me and said, “You’re lucky it wasn’t cancer. And if you don’t make changes, next time it will be.”

I knew right then it was time to get serious about homesteading.

After years of trials, failed experiments, and hard lessons learned, we now raise 100% of our own meat, 75% of our own fruit, and 50% of the vegetables we eat year round.

Now, I teach thousands of others how to live more homegrown and handmade lives, no matter how busy they are or how tiny their space is.

Be warned.

If you join me in this way of life, you’ll quickly find yourself addicted to Mason jars… because everything tastes and looks better in a Mason jar.

You’ll find yourself talking about heirloom seeds, finding a homemade recipe, and filling the larder with food for winter.

And you’ll find there are thousands of others out there doing it right along with you.

We are the seed savers, the backyard chicken owners, the bread bakers, and the home canners. We are modern homesteaders… and we’re growing.

Won’t you join us?

I'm Melissa!

I’m a full-time working mom of two who started homesteading after I had to get a biopsy for cancer.

I’ll never forget the moment my doctor looked at me and said, “You’re lucky it wasn’t cancer. And if you don’t make changes, next time it will be.”

I knew right then it was time to get serious about homesteading.

After years of trials, failed experiments, and hard lessons learned, we now raise 100% of our own meat, 75% of our own fruit, and 50% of the vegetables we eat year round.

Now, I teach thousands of others how to live more homegrown and handmade lives, no matter how busy they are or how tiny their space is.

Be warned.

If you join me in this way of life, you’ll quickly find yourself addicted to Mason jars… because everything tastes and looks better in a Mason jar.

You’ll find yourself talking about heirloom seeds, finding a homemade recipe, and filling the larder with food for winter.

And you’ll find there are thousands of others out there doing it right along with you.

We are the seed savers, the backyard chicken owners, the bread bakers, and the home canners. We are modern homesteaders… and we’re growing.

Won’t you join us?

Your Quickstart Guide to a Homesteading Lifestyle


Seasonal Recipes - Always know exactly what to cook and do with produce from the garden or farmer's market. Never wonder what to make with pounds of zucchini or bunches of broccoli again.

Pioneering Today Academy Basic

$90 Annual

  • Monthly Digital Magazine “Harvest to Table: Seasonal Recipes”
  • Access to PTA Vault - library of exclusive videos
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Pioneering Today Academy Basic

$9 Monthly

  • Monthly Digital Magazine “Harvest to Table: Seasonal Recipes”
  • Access to PTA Vault - library of exclusive videos
  • Get 2 months free on Annual

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


As a PTA Basic member, you get a beautifully designed digital magazine. The only way to get an offline, physical version is to print it, but I wouldn't recommend it. The magazine is heavy on images and design, so you'll end up using a lot of ink. PTA Plus members get access to a simplified, printer-friendly version.




I know that time is the one thing none of us have enough of. I'm busy too! So I've worked to make sure the recipes we include here are doable for the modern homesteader. We've done all the meal planning for you, all you have to do is follow along. It's the easiest, fastest way to make home cooked meals with fresh ingredients.




I am confident that you are going to love PTA Basic and the digital magazine, but if for any reason you are not satisfied, I do provide a 30-day happiness guarantee. You can also easily cancel at any time if you choose the monthly option.



Your Homesteading
Future Awaits


Don’t wait another minute on your homesteading dreams. No matter how big or small your property is, or how busy you might be, or how old or young you are, you can become a homesteader! Take this step to start living more connected with your food and with nature, transforming your health, and connecting with other like-minded homesteaders.