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Yes! Your tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, peppers, and squash are ready to harvest. Now what?
Whether you've been gardening a few years or if this is your first season, you want to make the most of the harvest you've worked so hard to grow!
And now more than ever in recent history, preserving our garden's bounty has become even more important.
Even though you have the motivation to harvest at the right time and preserve what you don't eat fresh, you don't know how to get started.
The sheer task of learning it all seems overwhelming, not to mention the actual doing it...it almost seems like too much.
Let's face it -- there's nothing more frustrating than spending all your time and effort to grow your garden, only to realize you have no idea what to do with the extras when the harvest actually starts coming.
You know that you should be making a plan -- deciding if you're going to can, freeze, dehydrate, or do a little bit of it all. Maybe you've even tried gathering information figuring it all out yourself.
And yet, it hasn't quite worked out the way you'd hoped.
You may think preserving is too difficult. You fear investing your time and money into something you're not even sure will turn out well. Maybe you're a little bit afraid of doing it wrong and making your family sick.
Other gardeners make it look easy. (Just one look at Instagram and you know what I'm talking about.) But for you, it's been anything but. You didn't have a grandma bring you into her kitchen and show you how it's done. The resources online and in books get overwhelming...fast.
You're not alone. Most gardeners growing for food preservation feel the same way in the beginning.
If only you had someone to show you how it's done. That would be a game changer for you. Just imagine:
confidently harvesting at the proper time because you know the signs to look for
watching how canning, freezing, and dehydrating is done instead of only reading about it
learning the answers to questions you didn't know to ask
The problem? Not knowing when to harvest, which method of preserving is right for you or for each crop, and how to make sure it's done safely, often make preservation seem like more trouble than it's worth.
But what if there's a way to make it doable for you -- and maybe even...FUN?
Hello! I'm Jill!
And I want to help you confidently harvest and preserve the garden you worked so hard to grow.
My first year as a gardener, I dove into food preservation, because my goal was to grow food for my family. But I soon learned how much I missed by not having a grandma or mom teach me how to do those things.
I did a few important things right, though. I followed recipes tested for safety. I spent hours in research -- research that paid off. I jumped in and learned by doing.
But all the while, I wished I had someone SHOW me how it was done.
Someone to explain to me the "whys" behind the recipes.
If I had had those things, I wouldn't have made terrible, mushy pickles. Or salsa that no one in our family liked. Or green beans that were too tough to enjoy.
Sure, I still had good results -- enough to keep doing it -- but...
I would have saved myself time, money, and many thrown-out jars of food if I could have watched and learned from someone who had been doing it for years.
Have you ever had these questions?
When is the best time to harvest a particular vegetable?
Do I wash everything first, or not?
Do I refrigerate it, or not?
How do I prepare a vegetable for storage?
If I want to start preserving long-term, how do I get started with basic recipes?
What are my options for canning, freezing, and dehydrating?
If yes, then consider what's possible...
Imagine trading your uncertainty for the confidence and skills you need to pick, prep, preserve, & store the harvest you've worked so hard for.
Here's what that would look like...
Know WHEN to harvest ...because picking too early or too late can impact the quality of your fresh or preserved product.
Know WHETHER to wash immediately ...because with some crops, washing actually will promote faster spoilage
Know WHERE to store (refrigerator or counter...or somewhere else?) ...so that you can keep the product fresh longer, whether you plan to preserve or not
Decide whether to can, freeze, or dehydrate ...depending on the crop and what you want the final product to be
Learn basic safe canning principles ...like which products can be water-bath canned or pressure canned
Watch step by step ...and follow along so you know precisely what to do
Begin with basic recipes ...so you don't get overwhelmed but can still stock your pantry with staples
Every video and lesson is packed full of vital information to get you started right, every step of the way. -Becky
Introducing for the first time...
The Online Course that will give you the skills to pick, prep, preserve, and store your harvest.
Whether you want to make the most of your fresh harvest, you want to make preserving a way of life, or you fall somewhere in the middle, come alongside me as I harvest, prepare, and preserve my harvest, and learn how to do the same for your own!
I’ve taken my decade of experience harvesting and preserving 80%+ of the produce our family eats, and I'm bringing you alongside my own process.
The end result? You will learn how to harvest and preserve much of what you've grown and stock your pantry with your own homegrown food!
If food security is important to you, and you want to learn how to use and preserve every bit you can, this is an opportunity I promise you will not want to miss.
"It brings me so much joy to grow my own food year round and I feel like I have gained the confidence to do so because of this course..."
The Harvest to Kitchen Summer Bundle
is the ONLY program of its kind that
Teaches you the cues to know when to harvest the vegetables and herbs you're growing
Demonstrates with "in the kitchen" videos that you can follow along with
Offers printable recipes for most of the products demonstrated
Explains options when some crops can be preserved in multiple ways
Teaches you the "why" behind the "how" so you can apply the principles beyond the course
If you’re ready to stop piecing together random articles on the Internet or videos on Youtube, here's what you'll get in one place with the Harvest to Kitchen Summer Bundle:
When to Harvest and How to Harvest for best quality and storage
Freezing Options for quick storage and preservation
Water-bath canning how-tos for common recipes including tomatoes and cucumbers
Pressure-Canning How-Tos (and which recipes require it)
Yes, YOU can do this.
No longer wonder whether your crops are ready to harvest or whether you're taking the proper steps to preserve food safely. Watch the videos at your own pace based on what's harvesting for you and learn this skill set that will serve you for a lifetime.
Here's What You Get When You Enroll Today
Harvest to Kitchen Online Course Videos
With 18 video-driven lessons (and counting), I'll walk you step by step through how to pick, prep, preserve, and store the most common summer vegetables in the home garden, such as:
TOMATOES & PEPPERS
When & How to Harvest
Tomato Sauce, Paste, Salsa, Spaghetti Sauce, Pizza Sauce, and more
Freezing & Dehydrating Peppers
When to Harvest
Bread & Butter Pickles
Sweet Pickle Relish
When to Harvest
Options for Storage
How to Pressure-Can
When to Harvest
How to Freeze without Blanching
Not only that...you also get
For recipes not copyright protected, we've made it easy for you to print out the exact recipes I use in Harvest to Kitchen! (For those under copyright, we show you exactly where to find them.)
We're certain that YOU will join the hundreds of others who are completely satisfied with Harvest to Kitchen, but if you join the course, and realize the course isn't right for you, simply let us know with 15 days of purchase, and we will refund your investment.
While you "can" learn how to can by watching the water bath and pressure canning videos in Harvest to Kitchen, the purpose of these videos is to demonstrate how to can specific recipes. I've found that reading about canning will only take you so far, which is why I crafted the demonstration videos to show you how to put into practice the basic canning principles. While I try to make every effort to address the most important safety aspects of canning in the course, I encourage you to utilize the canning resources (many of them are free) in the "Resources" page to augment what you learn in Harvest to Kitchen.
I'm not sure if I want to can; is this course worthwhile for me?
I also demonstrate other preservation techniques, such as blanching and freezing, curing, and dehydrating. And newer gardeners will appreciate the videos showing you when to harvest your crops at the best time.
I don't have the equipment you have; can I still put into practice what you teach in Harvest to Kitchen?
In most instances, if I'm using a particular tool, I mention other options if you don't have it. If you are interested in a tool I use, the Resources section in the beginning of the course will have links for those tools.
What if I buy the course and realize it's not for me?
I honor a 15-day no-questions-asked refund policy if you decide the course doesn't fit your needs.
Are all the recipes you use in the course available to print inside the course?
Most of them are, yes, in the Resources section for you to print. The only ones that are not available are ones I used directly from a published cookbook. I let you know which recipes those are and how to get a copy of that book if you want.
What if I have questions as I go through the course?
The comments section of the course is open for you to ask questions along the way, and I'll respond as promptly as I can.
When I enroll, what will I get access to first?
You'll get access to all of it! You can pick and choose which video lessons to watch based on where you're at in your harvest.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does "lifetime" sound? As long as I still sell and maintain the course (and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon), you have full access to the course platform, including any future updates. If at some point I choose to close the course or change the way it's updated, you'll be given the opportunity to download the videos to access anytime on your own device.
Harvest to Kitchen is perfect for you if...
You have an actively growing garden and you want to make the most of the harvest when it comes in.
You get overwhelmed at the thought of so many preservation options, and you don't know where to start.
You want basic recipes to begin with -- nothing too fancy yet.
You're not sure if you want to do all the preservation methods demonstrated, but if you saw them in action you know that would help you decide.
You need to know what you haven't thought to ask, especially when it comes to when to pick and how to preserve safely.
If you've said "Yes" to at least 3 of the above, Harvest to Kitchen is EXACTLY what you need!