Green living, gardening and old-fashioned recipes were among the topics most frequently explored in the Harrowsmith Country Life magazine. The magazine dealt with a desire for simplified, rural living in the modern industrialized world.
While the magazine no longer exists, the Harrowsmith name survives under another publisher as an annual almanac. Proud of its birthplace in rural Canada, the almanac's slogan is, "Written by Canadians for Canadians."
The almanac based on a magazine has spawned magazine titles itself, including Harrowsmith's Gardening Digest, Harrowsmith's Homes (dealing with green living and do-it-yourself projects), and Harrowsmith's My Kind of Town (extolling the virtues of small towns). The latter two are only available digitally.