Why dry food?
Things dried this year mangos, raspberries, apples, zucchini, almonds, mushrooms and bread.
If you make your own bread any leftovers can be turned into bread crumbs dried in the dehydrator something you will never have to buy again.
Something i have done quite a bit of over the last 6 or 7 years is dehydrating fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Drying out the best of the season and having it there in your pantry in the coming months means its right there at your finger tips and no need to be buying old cold stored food from the supermarket.
Buying fruit especially when its at its peek season, the prices are cheap and the produce is fresh.
So even if you dont forage, or grow anything you can still get good quality food from the green grocer.
Just keep an eye on the prices at the beginning of the season and watch the price drop.
Put away a few dollars each week so when the prices do go down you can buy extra to store.
Road side stalls and mail box food is another way of getting fresh from the farmer/ grower.
This year we have picked up Raspberries and Almonds fresh from the farm and boy do they taste great and the added bonus is your helping a grower support their family.
There are also Pick Your Own Farms that you can visit and pick right from the tree, its not only a great fun day out, it teachers your kids where food comes from and you also know that its the freshest you can get.
We have not been short on fresh veg, our neighbour supplied us with soooo much zucchini over summer we are way sick of it but it makes you very creative with your recipes so it does not go to waste. Now we are onto tomatoes and beans.
Happy Adventures Nicole, Andrew & Sally Girl