Tips for Successful Canning and Freezing

If you love the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables but hate the high prices at the store, you may want to learn how to can and freeze your own.

Canning and freezing fruits and vegetables is a great way to enjoy them year-round.

Seasonal foods grown locally are also less likely to be sprayed with preservatives and other chemicals to protect them during long shipments.

If you are freezing fresh food, blanching the food before freezing it can up your success rates considerably.

The importance of cleanliness in preserving foods – especially canning – cannot be overemphasized.

Getting the air out of foods you are freezing is essential. If you don't have a vacuum sealer you can draw the air out of zip-top bags with a straw. It is very easy.

If there is a sale on produce at your local market or grocery store, canning and freezing are excellent ways to keep that wonderful money-saver from going to waste.

Preserve in small batches as your garden produces.

Swipe UP for more Tips for Successful Canning and Freezing