In Homesteading and Food Preservation 101, we will begin by learning about the history of food preservation and how our ancestors used food preservation to survive the cold winter months and the unexpected pandemics that attempted to plague them. In the continuing courses, you will learn about how to read the Farmer’s Almanac to understanding planting and food preservation signs to ensure perfection. You will be provided with soul food and country recipes that have been passed down for many generations. You will also learn how to use a pressure canner as well as a food savor. This will be an exciting course that you can pass down to your family to continue to honor our ancestor’s heritage and art of food preservation.
According to Britannica, Food preservation is, any of a number of methods by which food is kept from spoilage after harvest. Such practices date to prehistoric times. Modern methods include canning, freezing, and the addition of chemicals. Advances in packaging materials have played an important role in modern food preservation.
We will learn about different modern food preservation methods for the 21st century. This is a beginning course for a series of courses about food preservation. I will use the USDA’s
recommendation for the instruction of this course as well as The National Center for Home Food Preservation