Keeping the Harvest
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!
Tips for Seasonal Eating From the Dane County Farmer's Market web site, many additional resources on this page.
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.
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: