Tips on Pickling, Canning & Preserving This Year's CSA Haul

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So you signed up for a CSA. Your bounty is already starting to roll in, but wait — you're having a hard time finishing things off with your busy spring schedule. That's OK! Here are a few tips to help make sure you don't let it go to waste, and to help you have tasty snacks when your CSA is a snow-covered memory later in the year.

Well good news, you've stumbled upon a wealth of information. If there's one thing we love around these parts it's fresh farmer-supplied (or home grown) vegetables and fruits. That said, we greatly dislike wasting them and go to great lengths to use up every last bit. Here are a few ways you can tackle the job in your home.

GREAT INFO ON CANNING FROM THE KITCHN
Canning Basics: Tutorials, Recipes & More
5 Great Canning Websites
Book Review: Put Em' Up by Sherri Brooks Vinton
Tip: Store Canned Jars Without Rings

GREAT INFO ON PICKLING FROM THE KITCHN
Pickling Basics: Tutorials, Recipes & More
Cooking Basics: Very Easy Pickling
The Art of Preserving from Williams-Sonoma
A Visit with Amy Pennington: Gardener & Preserver

GREAT INFO ON FREEZING FROM THE KITCHN
How To Blanch Vegetables
Blanching Veggies with the Lid On or Off: Does It Make a Difference?
How To: Freeze Zucchini
The Easiest Way to Preserve Tomatoes: Freeze Them!
The Do-Not-Freeze-These-Foods List

Related: How to Get the Most Out of Your CSA

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