As summer approaches and the onslaught of garden harvests is about to descend on gardeners across the nation, planting gives way to preserving. Fellow Freedom Gardeners and those who’ve joined the Harvest Keeper Challenge will be stocking up their homegrown harvest for the fall and winter months ahead.
Now, more than ever folks are relearning back to basics skills by taking steps back to their grandparents days. This time around, fighting for food security! Victory gardens are sprouting up and home preservation efforts are taking precedent over supplies from the grocery store.
The Ball® Home Canning Basics Kit will give you all the basic utensils you need to start preserving the bounty of your garden or market.
Water bath method is a great way for newbies to start canning. With this simple kit you can preserve tomatoes and sauces, fruit, jellies, and pickles. The included book covers not only water bath but pressure canning and dehydration.
An Urban Homesteader’s Testimonial: I’m often asked what canning method do you use. Here on the urban homestead we use a simple water bath method. We’ve preserved everything from apple butter, salsa, peppers, tomatoes, peaches, fruit jams and more. – Anais
After the manufacturers long production hiatus, we are excited to now stock the worlds only non electric dryer and sprouter. Enrich your family’s diet with a hanging, natural food garden -in your kitchen.
It’s amazingly simple to use. There are no fans. No electric cords. No noise. The Food PANtrie uses foolproof methods for preserving and growing foods perfected thousands of years ago. And, this unique food system does it year round, even in your kitchen.
Sprout wheatgrass, alfalfa, mung beans, lentils, and your other favorites. Dry jerky, apples, apricots, onions, mushrooms and more!
An Urban Homesteader’s Testimonial: We purchased a couple of FOOD PANTRIES back in 1999. They really came in handy here on the urban homestead to dry vegetables and herbs (even homemade soaps!). I like the fact that the dryer is compact. I can hang it outside on the clothesline for solar drying purposes or even indoors. – Anais
Happy growing and preserving!