The easiest way to get started canning foods is starting with jams and jellies. Jams are a great way to capture the flavor of fruit at the peak of ripeness
The easiest fruits and vegetables to freeze are the ones you grow yourself or buy locally. You can save money by picking your produce at the peak of ripeness
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Fermenting foods has been a part of food preservation for thousands of years before modern canning and freezing methods became available.