Stories of Food Preservation Methods

Readers share stories of food preservation methods.

| May/June 2013

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    CAPPER’s readers recall food preservation of their garden harvest.
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Many years ago, knowing food preservation methods was necessary in order for families to survive. In today’s world, preserving is once again on the rise. Canning fruits and fresh vegetables is a great way to make your garden produce go the distance.

Here are some stories from CAPPER’s readers recalling putting up their garden harvest, spending time in the kitchen, and enjoying the fruits of their labor all year long.

Stories of Food Preservation Methods

Tradition of Preserving Food Lives On
Food Preservation During the Great Depression
Young Woman Becomes Expert at Canning Vegetables
Freezing Corn Was a Family Affair
Enjoys Freezing and Canning Food From the Garden
Preserves Garden Vegetables by Sharing Surplus
Enjoys Fresh Produce All Year Long

We Want to Hear Your Story

We are looking for stories about the best and worst autumn chores to feature in a future issue. Tell us about your autumn chores and what made or makes them a favorite or least favorite activity. Send your stories, with a photograph or two (jpeg, at least 300 dpi) if you have any, and we’ll publish our favorites in an upcoming issue. We’ll also feature a few on our website. Please email stories and photos to or send them to GRIT and CAPPER’s Editorial, Attn: Heart of the Home Department, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. If you mail your photos to us and would like them back, please send an appropriate-sized self-addressed stamped envelope for their return.

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