Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything  -     By: Mary Clemens Meyer, Susanna Meyer
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Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything

Herald Press / 2010 / Paperback

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Loaded with helpful tips, charts, and user-friendly recipes for beginners and experts alike, Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything can help readers enjoy the season's bounty all year long. This book, a joint mother-daughter effort, is a clear and easy-to-use guide for those who want to preserve their own food, but don't know how or where to begin. Information about canning, freezing and drying used to be passed down from generation to generation. Now, a new generation can learn preserving techniques and start enjoying the harvest year round. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Herald Press
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 0836195124
ISBN-13: 9780836195125
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Publisher's Description

Many people today are buying and cooking local food, including the over 85,000 who have bought Simply in Season: A World Community Cookbook. But one of the challenges of cooking and eating locally is how to find the items you need when they are out of season. That's where Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything comes in; cooks can find ways to preserve their favorite seasonal items for use in different parts of the year.

This colorful book, full of photographs and clear pictures, shows how to can, freeze or dry various kinds of food. Colorful page borders divide the book into easy-to-find sections.

Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything is edited by the mother-daughter team of Mary Meyer and Susanna Meyer, both of whom are involved in sustainable and organic agriculture.

About the Authors

Mary Clemens Meyer and her husband, Ron, raise certified organic vegetables and fruits, grass-fed beef, and pastured poultry on their farm near Fresno, Ohio. They also sell produce at a local farmers’ market and run a 35-household CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group. Mary and Ron often field questions from CSA members and market customers about cooking and preserving fresh produce. They are members of First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Susanna Meyer works for the nonprofit organization Grow Pittsburgh, growing organic produce and seedlings in the city for restaurants and residents. She also educates children, teenagers, and adults about growing their own food, and will be happy to direct them to this book when their gardens overflow. She and her husband, Neil Stauffer, live on a quiet wooded block in Pittsburgh; they started preserving produce on their own during the years they worked as co-managers for Mildreds’ Daughters Urban Farm, also in Pittsburgh.

From the Publisher

Is preserving food a lost art?

Not that long ago, many people knew how to preserve food. Information about canning, freezing and drying was passed down from generation to generation.

But that’s not the case today say Susanna Meyer and Mary Clemens Meyer, co-authors Saving The Seasons: How To Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything, a new book from Herald Press.

“Many younger people today want to preserve food, but don’t know how to do it,” says Susanna “Maybe their grandmother canned, or their mother used to, but that generational knowledge hasn’t been passed down.”

“Many families no longer have a tradition of preserving food,” adds Mary, who is also Susanna’s mother. “They have not learned what the more rural population of a century ago knew about how to pick, prepare, and process food to keep for the future.”

Passing on tips and ideas for preserving food was one reason why the two decided to create Saving the Seasons.

“We wanted to provide a clear and easy-to-use guide for those who want to preserve their own food, but don’t know how,” says Susanna. “It’s especially helpful for those without a farming or gardening tradition,” adds Mary. “It tells the best way to preserve a certain food, and exactly how to do it.”

Loaded with helpful tips, charts, and user-friendly recipes for beginners and experts alike, Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything can help readers enjoy the season’s bounty all year long. It’s a follow-up to Simply In Season: A World Community Cookbook, a Herald Press book that celebrates cooking and eating locally-produced seasonal food.

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