Enjoy Fresh, Local Food All Year

A guide to simple seasonal storage, such as canning, freezing, dehydrating and more.



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When bringing winter squash home from a farmers market, cradle them in towels to avoid accidental nicks or bruises.
WALTER CHANDOHA
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The Raleigh Farmers Market is one of five operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
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Freezing is often the best way to preserve the flavors and textures of delicate vegetables, such as peppers and eggplant.
WALTER CHANDOHA
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Tomatoes with added herbs can be canned in a water bath canner, but use a pressure canner when including zucchini, okra or other low-acid vegetables.
WALTER CHANDOHA
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Pickles, acidic tomatoes and sweetened chutneys or fruit preserves have a pH level below 4.5 that retards bacterial growth, so they can be canned in a large water bath canner. A water bath canner is nothing more than a large pot with a metal tray or rack that holds glass jars at least a half inch off the bottom.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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You will need a pressure canner to preserve foods with a pH level above 4.5, because higher temperatures are required to kill bacteria in non-acidic foods.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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Preserve foods to enjoy the bounty of the harvest year-round.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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Preserving locally grown foods helps strengthen your local economy, supports more sustainable food production and brings you a step closer to a more self-sufficient life.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS











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