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180. Getting Started with Food Preservation: Freezer Meals, Grocery Sourcing, Stocking the Pantry | Becky Jones of Acre Homestead

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In the homesteading world, we place a lot of emphasis on sourcing food well and producing it at home when possible. With all of the hard work we put into obtaining high quality food, we have to have a plan for what to do with it! In today’s conversation, Becky shares about her process of preserving food using various methods: freezing, freeze drying, canning, etc. She also shares some practical tips about planning for and executing a successful freezer meal preparation day. We cover plenty of simple and attainable ideas in this episode; you don’t want to miss it!

In this episode, we cover:

  • Quick meals you can throw together without much planning or preparing

  • What to consider as you are planning for large batch freezer cooking

  • Finding the right containers for your freezer meals

  • Suggested methods of preserving for various foods

  • Pantry staples every from-scratch cook should keep on hand

  • Figuring out what your family eats most and stocking up accordingly

  • Ideas for sourcing food: what we buy from local stores vs. large bulk orders

  • Deciding what preserving method fits best with your tastes and lifestyle

  • Recognizing what parts of homesteading you want to prioritize

View full show notes on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

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