How to Can
How do you have fresh fruits and vegetables while eating from your food storage?
On a regular basis, if you are rotating through your food storage, and still buying food, you can easily add salads, fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. You can still have a master meal list for your family and include fresh things, like salad with spaghetti, or peaches with lunch, or bananas with breakfast.
Now, what if you have a reason that you are living on just your food storage? Then, you will certainly want to have fruits and vegetables on hand! You can have canned, frozen, freeze-dried, and dried. We have lots of canned fruits, plus dried raisins, apricots, and cranberries. You can also have canned and frozen juices on hand, bought when they go on sale.
Another option is to have a garden. Here in Las Vegas, you can grow things all year round. You can have fruit trees and gardens, even if you only have a small spot. Many people here have zero-lot line yards, and wonder where to put a garden. I would encourage you to learn how to espalier fruit trees (grow them flat on a wall; this was done in castles to help provide food during times of siege). Also, you can grow lettuce and tomatoes, as well as many other things, in pots.
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