You need this FREE Food Preservation Course if you are a gardener or CSA (community supported agriculture) member. You need it especially if you are a farmers market junkie!
I call it a boot camp because it is a quick reference and resource to a basic survival skill.
Basically, it will help you quickly, safely and affordably preserve summer fruits and vegetables for winter meals.
Read on for an overview of the course and to sign up today!
What’s in the free food preservation course?
This free food preservation course is broken down into 5 easy to follow email lessons. Each lesson is an overview of the technique with links to my specific recipes and methods for various ingredients.
The 5 lessons are:
- How to safely and affordably source ingredients and materials.
- The basics: freezing, fermenting, pickling, and dry storage.
- Shrubs and bitters.
- Cordials – preserving in alcohol.
- Further Resources.
I’m a beginner and worried about food safety!
Food safety is an important concern in the seasonal kitchen. Whether you are preserving your own harvests or the booty you just dragged home from the farmers market, you want to know that it will remain safe and nutritious for its entire shelf life.
The methods and recipes I describe in the free food preservation course are simple, safe, and affordable. They were selected and described with food safety in mind.
I don’t really have food preservation equipment…
Not to worry if you don’t have all the latest gadget and appliances for some food preservation techniques.
These lessons are designed with the new seasonal cook in mind!
Mason jars, room in your freezer, salt, space to dry herbs…these are the primary supplies and equipment you will need to get your winter pantry stocked with fresh and local produce!
I don’t really have time for a course right now…
The free food preservation course is delivered in 5 easy to read emails. The emails have explicit subject lines for each lesson. Simply create a folder in your email account for food preservation. Then, save the emails to the folder for frequent future reference.
Read the emails to familiarize yourself with the techniques. Then, refer to them when that special harvest arrives on your kitchen counter!
OK, I’m in! How do I sign up?
Welcome to the seasonal life…
Click here to sign up for the free food preservation course! You’ll be taking the first steps into a community of people who see their gardens and kitchens as sanctuaries in an uncertain world!
Mostly, though, you’ll be learning an important self-sufficiency skill that will keep you well-fed for years t come!
Quick Guide to 6 End-of-Summer Food Preservation Techniques
Don’t have time for a course, but still want to learn? Here’s a quick, easy and affordable way to get up to speed with your food preservation skills!
The Quick Guide to 6 End of Summer Food Preservation Techniques with Recipes from Lorrie Season and Stony Ridge Farm is a 14 page eBook with 6 DIY kitchen projects to preserve the best of summer flavors for winter meals. It is a seasonal living must-have resource.
The Quick Guide to End of Summer Food Preservation includes 6 recipes using each of the basic techniques described The Traditional Methods of Food Preservation post. Lorrie Season is a learn-by-doing resource. The best way to practice traditional food preservation is to begin using the techniques at the end of summer when food is so plentiful and affordable using these safe and simple techniques. Get the eBook and use the recipes to learn how to:
- Acidify with Vinegar
- Use Oil
- Make Alcoholic Cordials
You’ve worked hard all summer in your garden, with your farm share, and managing all those farmers market hauls! Now, make sure you get to enjoy the results with these simple and safe food preservation techniques!
Let’s stay connected!!!
If you enjoy seeing life through the lens of the changing seasons, I invite you to stay connected. This is a community of activist-oriented gardeners, cooks, and nature lovers.
If you want a loving community to be a part of your seasonal life, please do anyone (or ALL!) of the following:
- Sign up for the newsletter and get my herbal teas and tisanes recipe book for FREE! Tea is always a welcome addition to any time in the kitchen.
- Join our FREE Facebook group where we’re always talking gardens and kitchens.
- Follow me on Instagram and watch the seasons unfold on my 5-acre homestead in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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Food Preservation is the process of stabilizing food with vinegar, salt, heat, and a number of other elements to extend its shelflife.
Preserving foods for longterm storage allows the cook to have easy access to high-quality local products any time of the year. Preserving your own fruits, vegetables, and meats is one way to ensure you know the quality of your ingredients for fresh and local meals.
Food processing changes food into something more palatable, say turning fresh basil into pesto. Food preservation eliminates agents of spoilage for foods to have extended shelflife, like freezing freshly processed pesto for winter meals.