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Spring – the time of year when all gardeners feel so much hope and promise! Learn what to can and preserve in spring, as well as delicious recipes for seasonal produce.

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The spring is a wonderful time for preserving because produce is fresh and delicious! Whether you want to can, dry, or freeze, you’ll find amazing tutorials and recipes for using all the goodness this season has to offer.

You’ll also love our guides on What to Can in Winter, What to Can in Summer, and What to Can in Fall.

If you are new to canning, you’ll want to check out this list on Canning Supplies and Equipment to make sure you’re getting started off on the right foot. If canning is not your jam, check out this post on How to Freeze Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.

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How to Freeze Asparagus

Learning how to freeze asparagus is a great way to preserve this short season vegetable. A freezer stash of frozen asparagus opens the door to amazing and speedy meals.
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frozen asparagus on a grey plate with a lemon slice
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How to Roast Frozen Asparagus

It’s so easy to roast frozen asparagus for a fast and healthy side dish.
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Asparagus Risotto Recipe

This delicious asparagus risotto is a simple weeknight dinner that is packed with amazing flavor. Ready in a flash, this Instant Pot risotto eliminates the long cook time and constant stirring of a stovetop version.
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roasted air fryer asparagus on a grey plate with lemon wedges
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Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

Once you taste air fryer asparagus, you'll never make it any other way! Deliciously tender and perfectly crisp, this air fryer asparagus recipe is a simple and speedy side dish.
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a white dish with asparagus bundles.
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Perfectly grilled and tender, this bacon wrapped asparagus in the air fryer is so tasty and easy to meal prep.
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Easy Instant Pot Asparagus

Make perfect Instant Pot asparagus for a quick and healthy side dish. It’s so easy to whip up this easy pressure cooker asparagus in minutes.
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3 canning jars with beets and parsley on a white board
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Canning Beets

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to can beets.
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Frozen beets in a silicone bag
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Freezing Beets

Learning how to freeze beets is a great way to preserve this versatile crop without needing any special equipment.
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Air fryer roasted beets on a tan plate with a fork
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Air Fryer Beets

These air fryer beets are an easy and delicious side dish that is ready in a flash! Perfectly caramelized in the air fryer, these simple roasted beets will become a go-to recipe.
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A grey plate with roasted beets topped with goat cheese, hazelbuts, and parsley
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Hasselback Beets With Goat Cheese {Vegetarian}

These roasted beets are a fun and new way to enjoy this delicious vegetable! 
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a glass jar of refrigerator pickled beets topped with fresh dill
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Refrigerator Pickled Beets

Refrigerator Pickled Beets are a fast and easy way to preserve this delicious and healthy vegetable! Quick pickled beets just like grandma used to make but without the canning.
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sliced pressure cooker beets on a plate with a fork and herbs
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Instant Pot Beets {Pressure Cooker Beets}

This recipe will teach you how to cook delicious Whole30 and paleo beets in the Instant Pot.
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3 canning jars of canned carrots
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Canning Carrots {How to Can Carrots}

Follow this step by step tutorial to learn how simple Canning Carrots can be.
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How to Freeze Carrots

Learning how to freeze carrots is a great way to preserve this essential ingredient that is a staple of so many comforting recipes. A freezer stash of frozen carrots opens the door to amazing and speedy meals.
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Mashed Carrots

A cozy bowl of mashed carrots is an easy and fast weeknight side dish. They're a delicious potato-free option that goes well with so many main dishes.
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a bowl of air fryer carrots topped with parsley
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Air Fryer Carrots

Perfectly roasted in the air fryer, these simple air-fried carrots are Whole30, paleo, and vegan/vegetarian.
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Freezing Cauliflower

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing cauliflower to stock your freezer with this delicious vegetable.
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Roasted Frozen Cauliflower

Save time and money by making roasted frozen cauliflower part of your weekly dinner rotation. It’s so easy to whip up this crispy cauliflower for a fast and healthy side dish. 
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a weck jar of pickled cauliflower, red peppers, and dill.
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Pickled Cauliflower

This quick pickled cauliflower is a fast and easy way to preserve this tasty and healthy vegetable! Enjoy these delicious and fast spicy cauliflower pickles without the hassle of canning. 
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a grey bowl of air fryer cauliflower topped with chopped parsley on a grey board.
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Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe

Light, delicious, and crispy, air fryer cauliflower is the perfect side or snack for fast healthy eating. You’ll love that cauliflower in the air fryer is simple, vegan, vegetarian, and packed with flavor! 
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a white bowl of instant pot cauilflower topped with parsley
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Instant Pot Cauliflower

It’s so easy to whip up this tender steamed cauliflower for a fast and healthy side dish.
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a bowl of arugula with three cauliflower patties and pickled vegetables
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Crispy Cauliflower Fritters {Whole30, Paleo, GF, DF}

Healthy, crispy, and delicious, these Cauliflower Cakes are a Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb delight. 
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a white bowl of teriyaki cauliflower with black and white sesame seeds and sliced green onions
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Teriyaki Tempura Cauliflower

These air fryer cauliflower tempura bites are so deliciously crispy.
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A round glass bowl full of chopped frozen celery on a wooden cutting board
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Freezing Celery {How to Freeze Celery}

A stash of frozen celery in your freezer can easily be added to hot dishes for fast weeknight meals.
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A blue dish with garlic and chopped garlic in muffin liners on a white board
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Freezing Garlic

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing garlic to save yourself time and money. A stash of frozen garlic in your freezer can easily be added to main dishes, soups, and sauces for quick meals.
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a canning jar of dried garlic on a white board
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Dehydrating Garlic

Dehydrating garlic is such a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple! Learn how to make dried garlic in a food dehydrator or in the oven.
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a small glass dish of homemade garlic powder on a small wooden cutting board.
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How to Make Garlic Powder

Learn how to make garlic powder to preserve this delicious pantry staple! Homemade garlic powder is an incredible zero-waste addition to your spice cabinet.
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frozen pucks of ginger with parsley on a white board
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Freezing Ginger {How to Freeze Ginger}

Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Ginger to save money and prevent food waste.
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a glass jar of pickled ginger, with slices of ginger on a white board.
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Easy Pickled Ginger

Pickled ginger adds an irresistible sweet and spicy taste to any meal—and now you can make it at home! Yes, you already love it as a condiment for sushi, but it's also excellent for adding zip and pep to stir-fries, meal bowls, and even cocktails.
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How to Freeze Onions

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing onions to save a ton of time and money.
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Dehydrating Onions

Learn how to dry onions in a food dehydrator or in the oven.
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a small mason jar with onion powder.
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How to Make Onion Powder

Learn how to make onion powder to preserve this delicious pantry staple! Homemade onion powder is an incredible zero-waste addition to your spice cabinet.
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3 jars of green peas on a white board with a bowl of peas
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Canning Peas

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to can peas.
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a silicone container of frozen peas.
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How to Freeze Peas

Learn the tips and tricks for freezing peas to extend the harvest. Learn how to freeze fresh peas to preserve this springtime veggie with or without blanching.
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3 jars of canned potatoes on a wooden board
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How To Can Potatoes

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how simple canning potatoes can be. Having canned potatoes on hand means your favorite soups, stews, side dishes, and roasts can be ready in a flash. 
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frozen cubed potatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment.
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How to Freeze Potatoes

Learn all the tips and tricks for how to freeze potatoes to build a freezer stash of this versatile vegetable. Freezing potatoes is a great way to preserve without needing to know any special kitchen skills.
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A bowl of crispy fried potatoes topped with parsley
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Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe

Crispy and perfect, these roasted air fryer potatoes are a fast and delicious side dish. You'll love that these potatoes in the air fryer are vegan, vegetarian, and packed with so much flavor!
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a white bowl with chopped rhubarb on a cutting board
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How to Freeze Rhubarb

Learn all about freezing rhubarb to preserve this short season vegetable
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Multiple jars of strawberry rhubarb jam on a white board and a biscuit
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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (Low Sugar)

Homemade strawberry rhubarb jam is a delicious spread for toast, yogurt, or dessert recipes. Thanks to the low-sugar recipe, this jam tastes fresh and bright, just like real fruit.
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Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Made with an incredible gluten-free crumble topping, this strawberry dessert can also be made dairy-free or vegan.
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How to Freeze Spinach

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing spinach to save time and money. Learning how to freeze spinach for smoothies, soups, and sauces is a great way to preserve this healthy staple of so many recipes.
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A strainer full of fresh strawberries and a cutting board
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Freezing Strawberries {How to Freeze Strawberries}

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing strawberries to extend the harvest.
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bricks of frozen strawberries in syrup on a white plate with a sprig of mint
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Frozen Strawberries in Syrup

You can enjoy strawberries in syrup all year long on desserts, pancakes, or waffles.
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A bowl of sugared straweberries topped with mint on a white board
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Sugared Strawberries

Delicious sugared strawberries is a simple recipe to showcase this wonderful summer fruit.  Macerated strawberries are incredible on baked goods, pancakes, desserts, yogurt, and so much more. 
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Mulitple glass jars of strawberry syrup on a wooden board with fresh strawberries and mint
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Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Made with fresh summer berries, you're going to love this delicious strawberry syrup. This is a delightful homemade treat for pancakes, waffles, baked goods, drinks, and more.
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a glass jar full of strawberry sauce with a spoon, lemon, and mint in a wooden board
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Strawberry Puree

Fresh flavorful strawberry puree is a great recipe to showcase this wonderful summer fruit without needing to know any special kitchen skills. Homemade strawberry sauce is incredible on baked goods, pancakes, yogurt, and so much more. 
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a glass bottle with strawberry simple syrup with fresh strawberries and a glass behind it.
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Strawberry Simple Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own strawberry simple syrup for desserts, cocktails, tea, and lemonade. You’ll love the amazing flavor of strawberry syrup for drinks and more.
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stacked jars of strawberry freezer jam with fresh strawberries on a white board.
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Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe

This strawberry freezer jam recipe is so simple to make. Just three ingredients and 20 minutes to your own homemade strawberry jam.
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Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

Homemade strawberry jam is an amazing way treat for the whole family. 
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Multiple jars of strawberry rhubarb jam on a white board and a biscuit
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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (Low Sugar)

Homemade strawberry rhubarb jam is a delicious spread for toast, yogurt, or dessert recipes. Thanks to the low-sugar recipe, this jam tastes fresh and bright, just like real fruit.
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Strawberry waffles topped with sliced strawberries and whipped cream
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Strawberry Waffles

This simple fruit waffles recipe is light, crispy, and made from scratch. 
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two bowls of homemade strawberry ice cream with mint and whole strawberries
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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Fresh, bright, and full of flavor, this is the best strawberry ice cream you’ll ever make at home.
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Freezing Swiss Chard

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing swiss chard to save time and money. Learning how to freeze swiss chard for frittatas, casseroles, and soups is a great way to preserve this healthy garden staple. 
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  1. My daughter is getting a flat of strawberries delivered today from a local strawberry booth to make jam. I guess they aren’t considered essential? I wanted to can pickled asparagus when it was rock bottom priced but the store limited to 2 bunches. I’m afraid it will be hard to get ample amounts to preserve from my regular suppliers. We will see.

    1. Maybe because it is related to food production they can stay open? How cool that they are delivering!

      Strawberry season doesn’t start until June here. You must be in a warm area. Lucky duck. 🙂

      I have heard that people are finding curbside pick up service by looking at their local farmer’s market website.