The pandemic flu virus may be circulating in our communities for up to three months per wave. Resulting illness and absenteeism may disrupt grocery store deliveries, food production, and your source of income. Learning how to preserve food may be an important skill, especially between pandemic waves when you are trying to re-supply your pantry.
Your pantry should be augmented with fresh food. We recommend regionally-grown food, whether from your own garden, grocery store, farmers market, truck farm, or community-supported agriculture.
Get a copy of "How to Grow More Vegetables," by John Jeavons. This is an indispensable book for both beginning and experienced gardeners.
There are many food preservation methods available. Criteria for selection are flavor and safety.