Best Staple Crops for Building Food Self-Sufficiency

Fill your pantry and boost your food security by growing these 10 space-efficient, calorie-rich staple crops that return high yields and store easily sans fossil fuels.

Dried Beans And Winter Squash
Think staple-crop versatility: Dry beans, peanuts and winter squash become soup, snacks and the star of a roasted veggie dish.
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