There is something about going to your cupboard and getting
a jar of canned vegetables that you personally grew and
preserved before winter set in.
Growing a garden may take a lot of work but it is something
that you can enjoy all year long.
Canning and preserving everything you grow is not only safe
but it can be very enjoyable and rewarding.
When you successfully hear all of the jars seal after they
are done canning can give you a sense of accomplishment and
can make you feel great about what your family eats.
Canning is a process that has been passed down from
generation to generation. The only problem today is that
commercially canned foods have since then taken over and
become so affordable that it is actually cheaper sometimes
to buy vegetables and fruits from the market instead of
growing them yourself.
There are other ways to preserve your food. You may want to
consider freezing or dehydrating. When you freeze your
food, some of the food needs to be blanched before you can
You may also be able to wash the food off and place it in
freezer bags, jars or freezer containers made just for the
Dehydration is another method that is being used to
preserve food. This process stops the progress of the food
where it is at and dries it at a steady temperature until
all moisture is gone from the food.
Then the food can be stored in a cool dry place for several
What is good about canning the fruit and vegetables that
came from your garden is that you know what went into that
food. No chemicals. Only good food.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"