If you had a successful garden this summer and have more than you know what to do with then the answer to that question is simple: preserve that bounty.
Nothing gives a gardener a stronger tie to the land than preserving what he or she grows. It speaks to sustainability and gives a nod to that little bit of pioneer that’s still in all of us.
So whether you can (water-bath or steam-pressure), freeze or dry your extra harvest, preserving your bounty can also save you food costs for the coming year.
It’s rewarding, it’s frugal and it’s fun too.
Click on the following links for information then view the slideshow for some canning tips.
National Center for Home Food Preservation Links
Betty Crocker Harvest Tips
Penn State Extension, Let’s Preserve fact sheets