From Canning Tomatoes to Pickling Beets, Savor Your Homegrown Harvest!

How to Can Pickles; Making Scrumptious Jams, Jellies, and Sauces; Storing Your Garden Goodies and More!

Our Summer 2017 e-edition is now available! Learn how to can, store, and preserve the homestead harvest you have worked so hard to grow — from canning tomatoes to pickling beats, this issue has all the tips you need.

If you have a Web-Only or All-Access Countryside subscription, you now get six EXTRA e-editions a year, in addition to the six issues you receive every other month in the mail and/or online. Our Summer 2017 e-edition is one of those EXTRAS!

In our Summer 2017 e-edition, get the secret to good pickles; learn all about canning tomatoes; find tips for making scrumptious sauces, jams, and jellies; learn how to hunt, gather, and forage for your next meal, and much more! Subscribe today and look forward to many more convenient and informative e-editions as well as every issue online with a new flip book style. That’s 12 issues a year!

CYS e-edition Summer 17

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Take a look at some tips and tricks for making the most of your harvest inside our Summer 2017 e-edition:

+ I Am Countryside — Reader-submitted photos showing different aspects of what homesteading means.

Country Conversation & Feedback — Letters from Countryside readers.

Feature Stories

Beat the Heat with These Super Cool Foods — Nutritionist offers insight on summer heat waves.

Store Salad Greens for Later Use – An easy way to preserve your garden greens.

Salad Greens

Homemade Pickled Beets — It’s like eating candy from a jar. Yum!

Beyond Kraut & Kimchi — Gail Damerow reviews Fermented Vegetables by Kirsten and Christopher Shockey.

Delicious Eggplant Recipes and More — Recipes that make good use of your homegrown harvest.


The Secret to Good Pickles — How to make dill pickles and relishes. Plus, what’s the secret to good pickles? Find out!

There’s No End to Zucchini Recipes! — This versatile veggie does it all — from cakes to casseroles.

A Guide to Preserving Tomatoes — Enjoy the taste of vine-ripened tomatoes all year long. Learn all about canning tomatoes from an experienced homesteader.

In a Jam? — Jam makes a great gift, so turn your homegrown fruit into a tasty treat your friends and neighbors will love.

Canned Apple Pie Filling — This works well with peaches, too! Anyone for pie?

Crabapples — Crabapples are often a forgotten fruit, but there are tons of great (and delicious!) uses of the sour crabapple.

crabapple Jelly

Storing Your Harvest — A successful gardening season means you’ll probably drown in produce. Learn how to properly store it to make it last.

Fill Your Pantry with Help From Mother Nature — Save money on your food bill by learning to hunt, fish, and gather.

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From Canning Tomatoes to Pickling Beets, Savor Your Homegrown Harvest!