Preserving the Harvest

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Preserving the HarvestThere is nothing quite like harvesting your own food. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s a large crop garden, a U-pick orchard or berry patch, a small container garden grown on a balcony, or domestic and wild game. Every time you harvest there is that same question. What do I do with it now?

There are many ways of preserving the harvest. Some methods are new and some as old as the hills. A wheelbarrow full, or a bag at a time from the farmers’ market, there’s a method that will work for you. Below is a list of things I personally do to preserve the bounty of the land. Follow the highlighted links below to explore in-depth some of the methods that I use.

Methods of Preserving the Harvest

Home Canning

Fermenting

Pickling

Dehydrating

Root Cellaring

Smoking, Salting and Dry Curing Meats

Waxing Cheese