I’m ready to start preserving! Where do I begin?
When most people think of preserving at home they immediately think of canning. Canning is probably the most popular and well-known method of preserving food at home, but it is by no means the only one. Other popular home preservation methods are: freezing, dehydrating, cool storage, pickling, and drying. Choosing which method of preserving that is right for you mostly depends on what you are preserving and what equipment or supplies you have available. Below you will find information that walks you through these different methods. Also note that different preservation methods lead to different food flavors and textures, so you might want to experiment with different approaches to find the one you like best. Finally, safety is always important when dealing with food and especially when preparing to store it for a long time. Make sure to check out our article on safety tips and follow all safety instructions when choosing your preservation technique.