How To Preserve Fruits And Vegetables At Their Peak

Last Updated September 24, 2014

7 ideas for saving fruits and veggies all year long.

When you think about ways to preserve fruits and vegetables at their peak, freezers full of berries and shelves of canned vegetables typically come to mind. But putting summer’s bounty on ice or in mason jars isn’t the only way to enjoy it year-round. A bumper crop of fresh berries, for example, might be made into jams, salsas, sauces or even wine. Likewise, fresh cherries are good for more than just pie filling—they can be pickled or dried, as well as mashed into a chutney or marmalade. And winter squash (including pumpkins) can be stored for months and used for soups, stews and more. With so many tasty ways to preserve fruits and veggies, there’ll be no reason to dread the season’s end.

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