Picking and preserving local produce

Over the past month, I’ve been a on a major (at least for me) food preservation kick. I’ve made and canned two kinds of jam, made peach ice cream (to. die. for.), dehydrated strawberries and apples, made and froze batches of salsa and spaghetti sauce, as well as blanched and froze several pounds of green beans. The majority of that was done with local food that I either grew myself, picked myself or bought at a local farm. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s been very rewarding and fun (and, I admit it, a little bit addictive). ;)

You can read more about my latest forays into picking, eating and preserving local fruits and veggies over at 5 Minutes for Going Green today and find out where you can go near you to do the same!

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2 thoughts on “Picking and preserving local produce

  1. Amy,

    I strongly suggest that you and any of your readers who do not belong already look into joining a CSA. You can just google it and you will find CSAs in your are. Now is the time to get on the waiting lists because at least where we live, they fill up fast.

    We pay $450/spring/summer/fall season and $125/winter season and get sooooo much fresh organic food! It is great and I freeze/preserve a lot of it for the colder months. Our farm also sells organic meat for those interested.

    - Megan

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