Seasonal fruit like these delicious peaches can be enjoyed all year long by selecting the best now and preserving them for later.
Buying seasonal fruit when the time is ripe will slash your produce bill this winter if you simply store it. Freezing or dehydrating or canning fruits and vegetables is a wonderful way to make certain you and your family eat the best of the crop for the year rather than the leftovers someone else has held back or salvaged, packaged, or sold to you by processing with chemicals or preservatives.
Peaches are currently in season where we live, and we’ve been eating them as a staple for a week or so. While we are bound to be sick of the sweet, juicy fruit soon, they will also be out of season and more than likely unavailable in such good quality and for such reasonable prices too. Now is the time to buy or receive what we care to and preserve them for future use. I admit I am not a canner, and my attempts at dehydrating have generally fallen short of my hopes; that leaves a happy freezer full of almost fresh fruits and veggies.
Whether you buy or pick your own food, your selection of seasonal fruit need not go to waste! Take care of your body in the selection of the fuel you consume, and your body will take care of you. That’s the best self reliance advice I have for a bountiful harvest season.
Making money stretch while eating well are a great combination for Nicole Lorenz and her family; she hopes everyone remembers to do the same this harvest season!