How to Preserve Your Harvest Like a Pro!

How to Preserve Your Harvest Like a Pro - The New Homesteader's Almanac

Preserve Food to Reduce Costs and Your Carbon Footprint!

Learning how to preserve the harvest is a great way to save money and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Don’t want to spend a ton on produce shipped long distance in the winter? Tired of buying processed goods packaged in plastic and wrappers? I know how you feel!

Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to save money, increase your self-reliance, and be green too. I have been canning, freezing, dehydrating, and pickling foods for years as a way to reduce my grocery bill and my carbon footprint. Every little bit you can do for yourself is a huge help for your wallet and the planet!

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8 comments on “How to Preserve Your Harvest Like a Pro!

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  5. WT Abernathy

    Hi Lisa- quite an article! Wendie and I tend to hit-water bath can what we are able, though that doesn’t;t happen quite as often as either of us would like. At Christmas, we splurged and bought a new pressure cooker, meaning meats are something we can attempt.
    This season will be all about scheduling our preservation work so we can save as much as possible.
    We have frozen select produce before, and have a dehydrator for fruits, though it’s been collecting dust for a few years.
    Thank you for sharing on the Family Homesteading & Off the Grid Blog Hop:)

    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Thanks, WT! I’m not sure how much energy the dehydrator uses…when you live off grid that is an important consideration. With canning you can use propane…which makes it easier. 🙂


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