About this time every year gardens are overflowing with sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and various other vegetables. Like most people you find yourself eating sweet corn with every meal, and finding recipes that call for tomatoes in order to keep using them up. You give some to neighbors, take some to work to hand out, or anyplace else you can think of where people might want some produce.
But there are some ways to preserve your food in order to enjoy it outside the growing season. Just think how good sweet corn will taste come January or green beans in February. You can freeze it, pickle it, dehydrate it, or can it. And some of the Farmwives almost make a hobby out of “putting up” produce.
Lana from Walking the Off Beaten Path gets her whole family involved when freezing sweet corn.
So do you “put up” your own produce? How do you do it and what do use? We’d love to hear about your food preservation teechniques and how our readers savor the flavor of homegrown gardens all year long!