While not critical for sustaining life, fruits and vegetables are a welcome addition to any food storage program for the health benefits, variety, and to help you save money on your day to day grocery shopping. Include the Day 9 Tags to complete today’s gift ideas:
Options that are Free or Under $1
Gardening is a great way to become more self reliant. Try giving a few packs of gardening seeds to help motivate people to get going on gardening. If you know the person doesn’t have a lot of space, pick herbs, or things you can grow on kitchen counters.
An Option that is $5-$30
A fun way to start using foods you garden, or buy in season for great prices is by canning them. A lot of people don’t have what you need to start canning and don’t think of buying it for themselves. A small canning kit along with a canner is a great idea to get started.
A More Expensive Option
Another way to preserve fruits and veggies is through dehydrating. Again, if you’re feeling generous a great idea is a food dehydrator. You might want to be sure this is something the person is open/ready to get going on. You wouldn’t want to intimidate them too much 🙂
Freeze Dried Fruit or Veggie Buckets
For someone who is busy and doesn’t have time to preserve their own fruits or veggies, you may want to consider giving them some of these Lindon Farms Fruit and Veggie Buckets. They are a great price for a variety of items and stack nicely for easy storage.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder