|(Not Faverolles, BTW)|
Some of the strange crops included in the handbook are SALSIFY and DANDELION (as a salad green) and MARTYNIA (a real head-scratcher), and GINSENG before it was discovered by hippies.
But for really in-depth info and VALUABLE SUGGESTIONS ON AGRICULTURE-GENERAL AND SPECIAL, HORTICULTURE, STOCK RAISING, GARDENING, FARM LAW AND BUSINESS, FARM ARCHITECTURE, HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT, HOME TREATMENT OF THE SICK AND CASES OF ACCIDENTAL INJURIES, HOME OCCUPATIONS FOR YOUTH, FIELD SPORTS, ETC., WITH NUMEROUS TABLES RELATING TO FARM PRODUCTS, FERTILIZERS, LIVE STOCK, FRUIT, POULTRY, WAGES, INTEREST, ETC., ETC., [plus] TWO THOUSAND ILLUSTRATIONS NEARLY ALL PREPARED EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK.....
let me recommend the American Farm and Home Cyclopedia from 1883. When you click the link, you'll notice "contents", which is also clickable. Even if you're firmly entrenched in your house in town, try a random page, and realize that that was the general state of enlightened farming the year grandpa Anton August Hesch was born.