Welcome to Homestead Favourites Sustainable Supplies!
This website is dedicated to sustainable products that simply work. Not a lot of moving parts. Not a lot of bells and whistles. Not a lot of flash and bang. Products that simply work, work well, and keep on working.
It is a waste of time, money, and environmental resources to buy something, only to have it break down or become obsolete a year later.
That’s why, for example, we carry Weck canning jars – because the gaskets are rubber (from living rubber trees) and able to be re-used many, many times. We carry Darn Tough merino wool socks because they have a lifetime guarantee against holes. Our (portable) UCO lanterns and (for at-home use) JOI lanterns use our 100% beeswax candles.
Most of the items found here are suitable for off-grid homesteads but are meant for any and all households trying to limit their use of non-renewable resources or to prepare for power outages and other emergencies.
Most of the companies listed here have been around for 10+ years at least and their products are tried, tested, and true.
We especially concentrate on the basics of food – how to grow, prepare, cook, and preserve it, water – make it safe for drinking and easy to carry, and knowledge – knowledge is key. The more we know how to take care of ourselves – and how to teach others – the better off we will all be.
We do ship all over the world, but we are proudly Canadian and located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Please stay tuned! We are committed to this lifestyle and continue to learn new skills. As we learn, we will pass on our knowledge to you and our impressions of the tools we use.