I plan on planting a good size garden this year and really enjoying all the local food around here. But I want to enjoy it year around because right now I have to buy vegetables and fruit from California, Mexico, and elsewhere and I live in Indiana so who knows how "fresh" they are and how much carbon is emitted in transportation. I want to be able to preserve my food from my garden so I can enjoy local food almost year around.
I will probably freeze some things like local apples and wild berries but I don't have that much freezer space and I don't really want to go buy a new freezer. And anyway freezing some foods will make them taste kinda yucky it seems. I want to dehydrate things like greens, corn, tomatoes, and zucchini so I can have it year round and not have to buy things from the grocery I can't trust. I still want to eat high raw and local year around but of course it's like way too cold now to grow things so I need something preserved.
Are there any gardeners out there who preserve their garden harvest in a raw way?
Has anyone made a homemade green powder?