Keeping the Harvest

Tips for freezing and canning fruits and vegetable

In Wisconsin we have only a few short months to enjoy fresh, locally grown produce.  But there are easy and economical ways to "keep the harvest" into the winter months.  Home food preservation doesn't have to be scary or overwhelming and it is the best feeling to eat a locally grown strawberry in the middle of January or share a jar of dilly beans with friends in mid-winter.

We have tried to gather the "best of the best" print and web resources for home food preservation and more, enjoy!

Food Preservation and Food Safety From Winnebago County UW-Extension there are a tremendous amount of home food preservation resources, you will need to scroll down to the middle of the page.

National Center for Home Food Preservation All you need to know and more!

Best Practice for Berries What to look for when picking, how to handle after harvest and how to freeze from the Wisconsin Berry Growers Association.

Strawberry Care How to pick, store and freeze.

Recommended books:

Keeping the Harvest: Preserving your fruits, vegetables and herbs Chioffi, Nancy

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving Kingry, Judi and Lauren Devine

The Joy of Pickling: 250 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetables and More from Garden or Market Ziedrich, Linda

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables Bubel, Mike and Nancy Bubel


Check your local library catalog for these books and more:

Winnefox Library System

Outagamie-Waupaca Library System