With rising food costs, the resurgence of at-home gardening, and the potential storing your own food presents, it is no wonder that freezing, drying, and canning are becoming more popular.
This book will show anyone interested in storing food how to do so, optimizing the amount of money you can save and minimizing your risk of damaging food or spreading foodborne illnesses. You will learn how to grow for harvest and how to subsequently handle that harvest with this book’s crop-by-crop guide of everything that you might possibly want to store away. You will learn how freezing works and how to go about organizing your frozen goods. In addition to freezing, you will learn about canning and preserving and how each technically works and what problems you may encounter. All of the equipment you may need is laid out in easy to read charts and you will be shown the various final products you can expect.
Experts in food preservation and storage have contributed to this book and we’ve included their advice to help you understand what you will be able to accomplish with your preserved foods. Learn how to create jellies and jams, pickle vegetables and fruits, dehydrate foods, juice your foods after storage, and even how to create a simple root cellar for long-term storage. No matter your situation, this guide will help you learn how to store vegetables and fruits and to understand how you can use them.