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.

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Store some of this easy strawberry rhubarb jam in the fridge or freezer, or water bath can it to make it shelf stable to enjoy all year long.

Safely Pressure Canning Homemade Broth

Canning chicken stock or turkey stock means that you’ll be able to get meals ready in a hurry using real, homemade ingredients. Plus? It’s like free food!

Home Canning Recipes for Beginners

If you’re a novice at food preservation, these easy canning recipes are a good place to start. They all use a simple water bath method.

Persimmon Jam Recipe for Canning

Fall flavors are in full force with this delicious persimmon jam. It’s a lower sugar option than many jams, and a safe canning recipe.