Who wants two new books?! You do! These books should get you started in the world of preserving your garden harvest in ways other than just pickling. You can only eat so many pickles folks.
This giveaway is not sponsored by anyone but us. We are hosting this giveaway simply because we want to help give some lucky reader out there a little boost of confidence before starting on the (sometimes daunting) task of preserving their fruits and veggies.
The Complete Guide to Food Preservation by Angela Williams Duea
“Storing food can be a major challenge for anti family or individual who wants to increase the amount of food available without spending additional money. ‘With rising food costs, the resurgence of at-home gardening, and the potential storing your own food presents, it is no wonder that freezing, drying, and canning are becoming more popular.
This book will show anyone interested in storing food for future use how to do so, optimizing the amount of money you can save and minimizing your risk of damaging food or spreading food borne illnesses. You will learn how to grow for harvest and how to subsequently handle that harvest with this book’s crop-lay-crop guide of everything that you might possibly want to store away. You will learn how freezing works and how to go about organizing your frozen goods. You will learn the various methods of freezing and when failure occurs. In addition to freezing, you will learn about canning and preserving and how each technically works and what problems you may encounter. All of the equipment you may need is laid out in easy to read charts and you will be shown the various final products you can expect.”
The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar by Jennifer Megyesi
“The winning team behind The Joy of Keeping Chickens returns, this time with a complete guide to building and maintaining a root cellar even if it s just a dark and cool closet. This cheap, easy, energy-saving way will keep the harvest fresh all year long.
Here, readers will learn: Which fruits and vegetables store best How to build a root cellar in the country, suburbs, or city How to deal with specific environmental challenges Storage techniques ranging from canning to pickling andsmoking to drying Recipes for everything from tomato sauce to venison jerkyRoot cellaring isn t just for off-the-grid types or farmers with large gardens. Storing food makes good sense, both financially and environmentally. And root cellars can easily fit anywhere. In this intelligent, convincing book, authors Megyesi and Hansen show how to make them part of every reader’s life.”
Ready to enter?
1.) Just leave a comment here telling us what you are looking forward to preserving this year.
2.) For an extra entry, join our “Buckwheat Society” group on Facebook. It’s a group for us micro farmers to discuss and share ideas, projects, and tips/tricks.
This giveaway is open to all countries and readers! Giveaway closes August 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM Pacific. One winner will be chosen at random and will receive the two above mentioned books for free! Good luck and happy preserving.