As we’re approaching harvesting season on the homestead, it’s crucial to be prepared for the bounty of food that’s about to roll in. Whether it’s coming from your own garden, a farmers market, or other local producers, understanding how to properly preserve the harvest will provide wonderful meals for months to come. Today we’re going to focus on my favorite method of food preparation: canning. In particular, I’m presenting the 5 most common mistakes people make when it comes to canning. Listen to find out why the “old fashioned” canning techniques can be harmful, which modern methods aren’t always safe, why acid is essential to safe canning, and so much more.
Some highlights from the episode:
- Different methods of preservation: freezing, fermentation, dehydration, canning and more
- Bacteria and food safety
- Why you should always follow canning recipes as they’re written
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More Growing & Preserving Tips:
- Homemade Spoon Butter (blog post recipe)
- The Victory Garden is Back (podcast episode)
- The Scoop on Growing Garlic (podcast episode)
- How to Harvest and Roast Sunflower Seeds (blog post)