Why You Should Ferment Your Harvest?

If you have a garden, and provided you have some vegetables, then did you know that you could increase their shelf life by simply fermenting them in jars? Very old trick…

When you think about preserving the harvest, often boiling pots of mason jars and airtight freezer bags are the first things that come to mind. But you shouldn’t overlook fermentation when hoping to make your harvest last. Yes, this includes making sauerkraut and pickles, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can also ferment salsas, chutneys, wines, beers, kimchi and more. The sky is the limit with fermentation, which is precisely why you shouldn’t limit yourself to canning and freezing. Below are seven reasons to not only consider fermentation as your preservation method of choice, but why it’s the safest and simplest way to put food by.

Read more here: http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/sustainable-living/eat-local/7-reasons-you-should-ferment-your-harvest.aspx

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