Foxfire Magazine

I was recently gifted a subscription to this fine magazine for my birthday. A couple months back, I happened upon a nice collection of Foxfire books on the cheap on ebay, which I’m sure you’re all familiar with, but Foxfire started as a magazine. In 1966, a high-school English teacher in Southern Appalachia named Eliot Wigginton resolved with his students to document and preserve the wisdom of their grandparents and local elders (initially, as a way to get them excited about English) by creating a magazine. Stuffed full of folk traditions, recipes, and some of the nicest looking covers around (especially the old ones), this magazine is released twice a year in two, double issues. I also loved that my address on the envelope with my first issue was hand-written in a high schooler’s hand, with a hand-written ‘thank you’ for the subscription. Some of the old issues of the magazine pop up on ebay every now and then, and go for less than $10. Feel good.


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4 Responses to Foxfire Magazine

  1. N Bolton March 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    hot damn, always a fan of Foxfire, didn’t realize there was a magazine, gonna have to get a subscription!

  2. tons of land March 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    love foxfire.

  3. satisfied75 March 29, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    man, these are great. we have the first decade’s worth beginning in 71 0r so back at the cabin in NC. i never want to remove them from the bookshelf there, but have take photos of various recipes, articles, pics, etc over the years to use back here in LA. cant wait to get back there this summer and unplug all these gadgets for a week.

  4. steve moorman August 11, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I need the spring/summer 1996 foxfire magazine. Any help appreciated

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