Great Tips For Preserving Chilies

Great Tips For Preserving Chilies

Whether you're a backyard gardener or approaching your first harvest on a full sized chili farm, it's a good idea to know some things about selecting, harvesting, and preserving your produce. It is universally agreed that the best way to maximize your chili harvest is to pick your chilies as soon as they are ready. This way, you will be able to collect several harvests of chilies throughout the growing season. Unless you are specifically after green chili peppers, you should aim to select … [Read more...]

How to Safely Preserve Food With Home Canning

How to Safely Preserve Food With Home Canning

Home canning is a great way to enjoy locally grown food throughout the year. When the garden is bursting with an abundance of fruits and vegetables, it is time to consider canning some to preserve it. Canning provides a great way to explore new flavors and avoid too much food waste. … [Read more...]

Canning Food for Long Term Food Storage

Canning Food for Long Term Food Storage

Food preservation has been around for centuries. Ice houses have been around since at least 1700 B.C. Self-contained household refrigerators are a thing of the 20th century, and they first came into common use in the 20s. However, canning had been used as a way to preserve all sorts of foods from fruits and vegetables to meats in glass jars since the 1700s. It died out somewhat in the mid-20th century, but due to the rising costs of out-of-season foods and the "foodie" movement it has gained in … [Read more...]

Preserving Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Preserving Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is paradise for the fruit and vegetable lover. Farmer's markets brim with fresh, just picked peaches, strawberries, raspberries, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and more. Have you ever wished you could enjoy locally-grown, fresh-picked produce all year long? If you properly learn how to can and freeze summer fruits and vegetables, you will be able to enjoy nature's bounty no matter what the season. … [Read more...]

Canning 101: Acid Foods

Canning 101: Acid Foods

For successful gardeners canning is more than just a hobby.  Canning is a passion to preserve every crumb of the summer harvest while vegetables are at their succulent peak and most bountiful.  Homegrown canned food may be enjoyed all year round or given as gifts to friends and family. … [Read more...]