What’d Ya Put Up Last Week?
In our second installment of eat local later, we ask, how are you already preparing for the leaner times? It is very possible to eat local year round, even around here, but to do it, requires at least some preservation like canning or freezing. Need some ideas on how to preserve your harvest? Check out the overview we published last year. It covers the basic methods, letting you find the one that works best for your conditions and needs.
This Local Family, we put got a deal on blackberries in Urbana, a gallon’s worth, and most of them went into the freezer shortly after we got home. Nothing easier than freezing berries. Just lay them on a tray for the fastest cooling possible, wait a day or so, and then pack in ziplocks (squeezing as much air out as possible).
What have you put up?