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.

Canning Peaches for Summertime Flavor

These lightly sweetened chai spiced peaches will rock your pantry! This recipe for canned peaches makes a shelf-stable product rich with summertime flavor.

Is Canning in an Instant Pot Safe?

If you’re tackling home food preservation, it’s critical to know what’s safe and what’s not. Is Instant Pot canning too good to be true?