We began a food meet-up group Summer 2020 to discuss what we can do about food security. We were feeling the vulnerability of our food system, especially in light of what has occurred this year, and we wanted to find ways that we could not only survive, but thrive and prosper.
We will be canning and doing other methods of food preservation like dehydrating, freezing, and fermenting. We will also plan for growing food, possibly start a food forest. We will use preparation and consumption as ways to further our connection, holistic health and well-being, and sustainability with food. Our seed exchange has become an annual event, and we hope to add a second yearly exchange in the Fall, as well as to do pop-up exchanges at other community events throughout growing season.
Here are photos from our first canning party in September 2020, where we made pickles and salsa: