Thursday, August 7, 2008

News Release for Growing and Using Stevia

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey Goettemoeller, 660-528-0768

“ of our favorites. It’s simple and all in one. You get the facts, recipes, and how to grow it. The price is economical and we are happy to offer it along with live plants and other stevia products.”
—Marshall & Judy Ayer; Ayer Natural Market & Greenhouse; Bluford, IL

Grow the Sweet Herb at Home!

August 2008 — Stevia rebaudiana is a natural, low glycemic, low calorie alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Grow this amazing sweet leaf in your own garden, and then use your homegrown stevia in recipes!

Growing and Using Stevia is the complete home stevia guide from garden to table, with chapters about propagating, growing, harvesting, and processing stevia, indoors and out. This book also tells how to use homegrown Green Stevia Powder or Stevia Leaf Water Extract in 35 recipes developed in the Lucke and Goettemoeller kitchens. This step-by-step how-to manual is illustrated with 33 grayscale photos.

Learn how to:
Start stevia from seeds, cuttings, or transplants.
Grow stevia in your garden or in containers.
Harvest leaves and make your own green powder or liquid stevia extract.
Use homegrown green stevia in pies, frozen desserts, herb tea, smoothies, and more!

Authors Jeffrey Goettemoeller and Karen Lucke are siblings who grew up gardening and enjoying wholesome home cooking. Karen is now a nutritionist and reflexologist. Jeffrey is the author of Stevia Sweet Recipes: Sugarfree—Naturally!, with over 300,000 copies in print. He also majored in horticulture at Northwest Missouri State University and completed a published research study on the production of Stevia rebaudiana seeds.

Growing And Using Stevia is available from,,, or contact Prairie Oak Publishing:

Growing and Using Stevia: The Sweet Leaf from Garden to Table with 35 Recipes
by Jeffrey Goettemoeller and Karen Lucke. 2008, 6 x 9, 88 pages, 33 illustrations, perfect binding. ISBN 978-0-9786293-3-5. LCCN 2008925032. $10.00, retail.

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