I will learn about preserving perishable foods for winter. Fact: It’s environmentally friendly to use seasonally grown and locally sourced fresh produce. Re-using preserving jars eliminates food packaging.
Holy Victory Garden, Batman!
So much of our food today comes from the grocery store where year-round we have access to produce from around the world. So much of this bounty has travelled long distances to reach us. Much of it comes from places where climate change is threatening the sustainability of its production – think the current California drought.
If you grow at least some your own food the next step is to preserve your own. This is the next level to providing year-round food security. Even if you don’t have a garden, it makes sense to buy local fresh fruit and vegetables in season and preserve them for later use.
Preserving can be as simple as freezing individual foods or preparing and freezing complete meals. Or it can involve canning, pickling, drying, or making jams, jellies, and sauces. Enjoy!