As the harvest season is drawing to a close this year, I can’t help but feel plagued by the idea that I won’t have a fresh salad on the dinner table and a big bowl of fruit on the counter like I’m used to. I’ve been spoiled by fresh organic produce right from the garden all summer and now I have to try to figure out how to squeeze some healthy veggies into my family’s diet. The farmers markets are slowly dying down and I live in an area where fresh produce is a commodity during the harsh winter months.
Even though I may not be able to have FRESH produce all through the winter, I can still preserve the delicious organic fruits and vegetables from my garden while retaining most of the nutritional value with canning!
Here is a great collection of resources that will take through the entire canning process from start to finish – enjoy!
Free Canning Guide from the USDA
***This article was contributed by Chrystle Poss a.k.a. “Survival Girl”, Owner of this Survival Blog and devoted Prepper. She has been writing articles on survival and emergency preparedness since 2006. You can find her work on various websites and publications.***