Whether you have a garden abundance or support your local farmers market, there are a number of food preservation methods that will allow you to store food to last through the winter. There’s nothing better than pulling a jar of fresh applesauce out of the panty in the middle of a cold winter. It’s like summer in a jar. And tomato sauce from the garden? So much better than the store bought stuff.

But canning isn’t the only way to preserve food for long-term storage. In addition to water bath and pressure canning, dehydrating fruits and vegetables, fermentation, and freezing are other methods to try. Start with the food preservation method that seems most doable to you. Soon you’ll have a pantry full of produce to enjoy in the off-season.

Spicy Fermented Sugar Snap Peas

These fermented sugar snap peas are a great addition to your home preservation plans. When your peas are going off, be sure to make up several jars – you’ll love them.

Fermented Beet Sauerkraut

Beet sauerkraut with red cabbage is an easy recipe to ferment and it’s so good for you. Here’s how to make it at home with garden fresh produce.

Homemade Nectarine Jam Recipe

Use sweet summertime nectarines to make up a batch of nectarine jam for your morning toast! Can it using safe methods for a shelf-stable addition to your pantry.

Easy Homemade Cherry Syrup

Adding the flavor of cherries to drinks and baked goods is easy when you make up a batch of this sweet cherry syrup.