Episode 195 | Preserving the Garden Harvest: Simple Approaches to Long-Term Food Storage | Melissa K. Norris

For many of us, it is the time of year where our gardens are producing in abundance.  All of our hard work in the garden is starting to pay off, and we don’t want to let any of that hard work go to waste.  Knowing how best to preserve your produce is just as important as knowing how to grow it.

Melissa K. Norris is a food preservation guru, and she is joining us to dive into the various methods of preserving.  We discuss which methods are easiest for beginners and address some safety concerns around canning and botulism.  The good news in food preservation is that you have a variety of different options and most are much more simple than you think!  No matter how little experience you may have in preserving, you will feel confident in getting started with Melissa’s extensive knowledge and experience to inspire you!

Episode 186 | Create Your Own Home Grocery Store | Jamerrill Stewart of Large Family Table

Wouldn’t you love to have access to all of your grocery staples within a few steps of your kitchen?  This is what Jamerrill has spent the last several years working towards in her home, and she’s here to talk to us about her systems!  She shares what it looks like to start small when you are building up your long-term food storage.  We also discuss how this type of bulk buying and storage can benefit you on a short-term basis.  Even if you have a small home or a small budget, Jamerrill’s systems for stocking your pantry and freezer are possible for you!

Episode 180 | Getting Started with Food Preservation: Freezer Meals, Grocery Sourcing, Stocking the Pantry | Becky Jones of Acre Homestead

In the homesteading world, we place a lot of emphasis on sourcing food well and producing it at home when possible.  With all of the hard work we put into obtaining high quality food, we have to have a plan for what to do with it!  In today’s conversation, Becky shares about her process of preserving food using various methods: freezing, freeze drying, canning, etc.  She also shares some practical tips about planning for and executing a successful freezer meal preparation day.  We cover plenty of simple and attainable ideas in this episode; you don’t want to miss it!