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How To Store Your Garden Produce

The Key to Self-Sufficiency
Paperback Book
Chelsea Green
July, 2008
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$13.95 CAD
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How to Store Your Garden Produce: The Key to Self-Sufficiency has been completely revised and is the modern guide to storing and preserving your garden produce, enabling you to eat home-grown goodness all year round. The easy-to-use reference section provides applicable storage and preservation techniques for the majority of plant produce grown commonly in home gardens. Why is storing your garden produce the key to self-sufficiency? Because with less than an acre of garden you can grow enough produce to feed a family of four for a year. But without proper storage, most of it will go to waste since much of the produce ripens simultaneously in the summer. Learn simple and enjoyable techniques for storing your produce and embrace the wonderful world of self-sufficiency.

Methods of storage described include clamping, freezing, drying, vacuum-packing, salting, bottling, pickles and chutneys, relishes, ketchups and sauces, jams and jellies, fruit butters and cheeses, and fermenting.

Your aim should be to store food only until the next season’s fresh produce is available. This ensures you are eating the highest quality stored food at all times… Planning quantities and timing is essential for good storage.

In the A–Z list of produce, each entry includes recommended varieties, suggested methods of storage, and a number of recipes. Learn about everything from how to make your own cider and pickled gherkins to how to string onions and dry your own apple rings. You will know where your food has come from, you will save money, there will be no packaging, and you’ll be eating tasty local food while feeling very good about it!

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