5 Preserving and Homesteading Blogs You Should Follow


In the summer especially, I love seeing what other people are doing with their gardens and what they are preserving.  Even if I get a little property envy from time to time (I wish we had room for huge crops of potatoes, carrots and other “one-time harvest” vegetables!).  Here are five sites I’m referencing nearly daily lately, as I preserve summer’s bounty:

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Broken Plow. Cassie (also of Back to Her Roots) and Craig have been homesteading since 2012, on the property Cassie grew up on. I love their weekly food tallies and their gardening updates, and it is fun to see what they’ve been preserving. I am now inspired by their food tallies to track every little thing I harvest from the 2014 Savvy Garden — I’ve only been tracking the big things (cucumbers, beans), but not every handful of greens or herbs I pick.

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Food in Jars. If you’ve ever Google anything related to canning, you’ve probably stumbled upon Marisa’s blog.  She is my go-to resource when I can’t find the answer to a canning question or recipe in any of my cookbooks.

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Local Kitchen. Kaela not only takes gorgeous photos and makes adorable labels for her preserves, but her recipes are super-creative as well.  I have so many things from this blog bookmarked to try: smoky chipotle cherriesblueberry, lemon & chile jamplums in wine & honey…yes to all of the above, please!

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Simple Bites. Aimee and her contributors have tons of great tips and recipes for canning and freezing food.  I’m particularly intrigued by the brilliance of the stir-fry vegetable freezer packages and the whipped raspberry honey butter.

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Well Preserved.  This site is new to me, but I’m loving all the informational posts, like “Canning Salsa? 3 Things You Must Know,” and “What is Syphoning.”  Plus, Dana and Joel have some great-looking recipes!

What are your favorite preserving, gardening or homesteading sites?


  1. says

    Aw, thanks! One of the great ironies of being a food blogger AND a preserver: you make all of these great summer preserves, yet have no time to write about them! 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your summer putting-up.

  2. says

    These are great blogs! I’ve been visiting a couple of them for awhile now. Another great site is http://spoiledtoperfection.com/ They focus on all kinds of food preservation, and celebrate a lot of local businesses that create fermented and cultured foods. It’s a great mix of recipes, how-tos and interesting information about all things preserved!

  3. says

    Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for some legitimately great homestead blogs lately. I’ve been getting really invested into the lifestyle and could use some inspiration!

  4. says

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  5. says

    Thank you for sharing useful information. I like your food in jar information because I’m really interested in them. Thanks!