What if?

What if half of the food you needed year-round was readily available to you from your own pantry, freezer, or basement?

What if you could cut your grocery bills by preserving food when it is fresh, in-season, and cheapest?

What if all of the info you need to learn how to preserve food was gathered and taught to you in one central location?

This 5-week self-guided online course will teach you everything you need to know to start canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and storing your way to a Year-Round Food Supply!


Learn the basic water bath canning method, as well as the science behind the process PLUS our favorite cost-saving things to can.


Learn which fruits, veggies, and meats are best frozen and how to ensure they stay fresh, including the science behind blanching.


Learn how to use your oven or a commercial dehydrator to dry fruit, veggies, and herbs PLUS how to store them safely.


Learn about the wide variety of veggies that can be pickled, including both quick-pickling and canned methods, plus insight into how fermentation works.


Learn which veggies can be stored without processing them at all, as long as you follow careful methods for curing and storing.

Printable Workbook

Each week, you'll get a section of a printable workbook that can you can use to create your own reference guide and planning kit!

How does the Course work?

  • Get access to ALL UNITS as soon as you enroll in the course. Do them in order, or choose the unit you want to learn about first.

  • Each unit includes a variety of learning tools and resources on one of our preserving topics (videos, handouts, checklists, planning guides, etc.)

  • You'll have access to the course for a FULL YEAR

  • As part of the course, you'll be able to download printable reference guides, recipes, and planning tools that you can keep on your computer as a PDF or print to create your own binder.

Don't let Grocery Bills

Bog you Down Anymore

How does preserving save you money?

By growing food yourself - or purchasing food when it is fresh, in-season, on-sale, or available in bulk - you save money over typical grocery store prices.

Knowing how to store the food you buy means you can spread that discounted cost across the year.

You can choose what to preserve based on what you use most often, and based on comparable prices in-store.

We'll help you figure out how to get the best bang for your buck!

AND help you cut back on trips to the grocery store by "shopping" in your own pantry or freezer instead!

Your Instructor

Hi There!

I'm Carrie - founder of Homestead How-To and a part-time homesteader in Vermont. I'm also an educator with an advanced degree focused on Adult Learning.

We grow most of our own vegetables and use food preservation methods to serve something from our own supply almost every day, 365 days a year!

What we don't grow or raise ourselves, we often buy in bulk to take advantage of lower prices in season. Gallons of berries, sides of beef, you name it. We buy it and store it.

I'm excited to share my knowledge of food preservation with you in this course!

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