zucchini in Freezer BagFood Storage means different things to different people.  To some people it means buying an extra supply of canned goods or food stored in 5 gallon buckets for an emergency.  To others, it means "putting up" the summers extra supply of vegetables by freezing or canning.  Here at the yardstead, we do a little of both.  Now that food prices seem to be going up every week it has been less expensive for us to buy certain items in bulk and keep them stored in food safe buckets or storage containers until we use them.  We purchase items such as rice, sugar, flour and salt in larger quantities and keep them dry and well stored to save money.  Also we can, pickle and freeze quite a bit of our extra summer supply of vegetables.  This also requires use of a little more salt, sugar and vinegar than most people buy for daily use.

There are many ways to store food.  Over the last few years, with help from others and several very good books, I have learned to can and freeze quite a few vegetables.  The most popular vegetables......