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 Homestead Harvests Food Preservation Articles, Reviews, & Buyers Guides

Join  Homestead Harvest  in the discussion of gardening, food preservation, pressure canning, dehydrating and more. With the good old time service and knowledge you have come to expect from  Homestead Harvest! Questions? Comments?


How do I prepare foods for dehydration?
How do I prepare foods for dehydration?

Answers to your questions about preparing food for dehydration.

I'm new to the chamber vacuum sealing world.  What is the difference between 3, 4, and 5 mil bags?
I'm new to the chamber vacuum sealing world. What is the difference between 3, 4, and 5 mil bags?

A recent question from Dave N. who wants to know which bag to use with what for Vacuum Sealing.

All American Pressure Canner Buying Guide and Frequently Asked Questions
All American Pressure Canner Buying Guide and Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you ever wanted to know and some things you don't about All American Pressure Canners. Join Dan as he walks through the commonly asked questions about these sturdy cookers.

VacMaster Vacuum Sealers Buying Guide and Frequently Asked Questions
VacMaster Vacuum Sealers Buying Guide and Frequently Asked Questions

Start here for comprehensive information on Vacuum Sealing, and the VacMaster commercial vacuum chamber sealers and their application.

The Fun of Making Cider: Genuine Jaffrey Fruit / Cider / Wine Press Buying Guide

Tips, tricks and valuable information about using a Genuine Jaffrey Wine Press, durability, and the wide variety of drinks and culinary treats you can make.

Secrets of the Lost Gardens of Heligan by Tom Petherick
Secrets of the Lost Gardens of Heligan by Tom Petherick

Renowned head gardener and journalist Tom Petherick discusses his time at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, some of the finest gardens in England.

Gardening
Gardening

General information about selecting an appropriate location for your garden, hardiness zones, preparing the soil and much much more.

Canning
Canning

Cooking insturctions, general tips, recipes, and safety tips for pressure cooking with canners and water bath canners.

Drying
Drying

Start here for methods for food dehydration, equipment, information on preparing the food, drying times and dehydrated food storage.

Freezing

Read this to understand the benefits of freezing, preparing food for freezing, the differences in preparing fruit versus vegetables, storage, and more.

Pickling

A comprehensive guide on how picking works, picking methods, safety, processing, and storage.

Juicing

START HERE to learn the benefits of juicing, how juicing works, methods, equipment, storage and more.

Grain Milling

Contains general information on the benefits of milling your own grain, grain milling methods, equipment, storage and shelf life.

Pasteurization

GUIDE TO PASTEURIZATION: Why you should pasteurize, how it works, methods of pasteurization, and different standards

Butter Making

THE BENEFITS OF MAKING YOUR OWN BUTTER: How it works--from collecting the cream to molding the butter.

Cheese Making

START HERE: The best cheese starts at home.

Creating a Garden Design-by Nicole Taylor

Design an Oasis That's Just Right For You

Preparing Garden Beds-by C. Smith

Steps To Optimize Garden Soil

Gardening with Kids-by Dena Harris

Fun & Learning During Summer Vacation

Butterfly Bounty-by Angelina Jordan

Attracting Butterflies To The Home Garden

Gardening With Gratitude-by Angelina Jordan

The Benefits of Composting

Apple Cider: Nature’s Treat-by Dena Harris

Nature's Sparkling Treat

Jack, a Beanstalk, and The Benefits of Soy By Dena Harris

Adding Soy to Your Diet for a Healthier Ever-After

Appreciation for Home-Grown Goodness

A Thanksgiving Survey

Soy Recipes

Everything you need to know about soy.

Mulling Over Milling Your Own Grain? by Dena Harris

Home Milled vs. Store Bought

Cool as a Cucumber! by Dena Harris

Learn How to Plant, Pick and Preserve This Crisp Vining Squash.

More Peas Please by Angelina Jordan

Peas don’t usually make the top ten on most people’s
list of comfort foods ... or, do they?

The Pumpkin by Angelina Jordan

Autumn’s Annual Gift

The Glorious Tomato by Angelina Jordan

Lycopersicon esculentum

Add Zest With Zucchini! by Angelina Jordan

How to Plant, Pick and Preserve This Favorite Summer Squash.

Cherries by Angelina Jordan

Some Like ‘Em Sweet, Some Like ‘Em Tart

Razzle Em' With Raspberries! by Angelina Jordan

How to Plant, Pick and Preserve This Tart Treat.

Don't Dally When it Comes to Dill by Angelina Jordan

How to Plant, Pick and Preserve This Tasty Bitter Herb.

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