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The Glut

It is that time of summer here – the one where you can’t eat all the vegetables pouring out of the garden, and the farmers can’t keep up with all the stuff their farms are producing, and many things that are precious and rare much of the year are cheap and abundant. Besides eating yourselves…

This is the the time of year for most of us when everything is ripe and abundant in our gardens and at local farms, and learning to put food up can make it possible for you to enjoy summer in winter, and continue eating locally as long as possible. It can be overwhelming when you…

Season of Fermentation

“Sauerkraut!” She said it with an absolute certainty, as though it was an order – get yourself some sauerkraut! It was said kindly, but as though I should have figured this out already for myself. And she was right. The woman sitting next to me on the bench outside my synagogue was a Russian woman…

In the spirit of helping my readers increase their preparedness, I thought I’d remind you that you have 0 more days before Zombie Day to shop and get ready for Zombie attacks. So just in case there are zombies coming down your pike, and you aren’t ready, I offer a reprint of a piece I…

Water Bath Canning 101

Note: This is the first kind of canning you should try, and the most basic, and IMHO, most useful kind. It is definitely worth experimenting with when you’ve got an excess of produce, which many people do this time of year. If you don’t have your own overproductive garden, perhaps you can offer to preserve…

Pressure Canning 101

Note: This is part of a two-part piece on the basics of canning (the whole thing in more refined form is contained in _Independence Days_ as well). In a previous post, I wrote about putting canning in perspective – it is not all of food preservation, nor is it essential. That said, however, I get…

I wrote Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Preservation and Storage because when it came time for me to take the next steps in eating locally and homegrown – to holding some of summer’s bounty for the long winter, there wasn’t any book that really covered what all I needed to know. After writing…

I still have two remaining spots in my online food storage and preservation class, starting tomorrow! If you’d like to join us you can read about the class and the syllabus here, and email me at jewishfarmer@gmail.com to reserve a spot or ask more questions! Cheers, Sharon

There is still space in my upcoming (starts April 15) Food Storage and Preservation Online class, for those who are interesting. If you’ve wanted to start preserving or building up a food reserve and have no idea how to start, or perhaps you learned to can once upon a time, but want to explore the…

I’ve had a lot of people ask when I was going to run food preservation and storage again, and ta da! I am. I’m doing it as a six week course, run asynchronously online on from April 15 to the end of May. I’ll put material up on Thursdays, but you can participate at your…