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.

How to Dry Parsley (4 Methods)

Dehydrating fresh parsley is an easy way to stock your spice cabinet with this versatile herb to add flavor to a variety of recipes.

Canning Plums (Water Bath Recipe)

Canning plums fresh from the orchard preserves the flavor so you can enjoy it all year round. This is an easy recipe for beginning canners!

How to Dry Green Onions

Keep the flavor of scallions at your fingertips when you start drying green onions. It’s a great way to preserve them and eliminate waste.