Explore the many techniques that can help make the bounty of local and homegrown foods last all year.
Consider visiting u-pick orchards or farms at the height of harvest season for good deals on local, organic produce. Some farms may also offer discounts on bulk buys of less-than-perfect produce. Then get together with friends for a food preservation party.
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Have no fear! There are many resources for beginner canners.