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Fresh produce in summer is abundant and incredible! You can’t go to the farmer’s market without being overwhelmed by the amazing options. Learn what to can, preserve, and eat in summer, as well as delicious recipes for seasonal produce.

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Summer is a gluttonous time if you love fresh produce! It seems like everything is ripe, at its peak, and delicious. Whether you want to can, dry, or freeze, you’ll find amazing tutorials and recipes for using or saving all the goodness this season has to offer.

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. And head over to our list of What to Can in Winter, What to Can in Spring, and What to Can in Fall.

If canning is not your jam, check out this post on How to Freeze Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.

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How to Dry Basil

Drying basil is such a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple!
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Freezing Basil

Learn all the tips and tricks for how to freeze basil to build a freezer stash of this incredible herb. Freezing basil is a great way to preserve it without needing to know any special kitchen skills.
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How to Freeze Pesto

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing pesto to save money and prevent food waste. A freezer stash of frozen pesto opens the door to amazing meals packed with flavor. 
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Canning Beets

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to can beets.
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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 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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Hasselback Beets With Goat Cheese {Vegetarian}

These roasted beets are a fun and new way to enjoy this delicious vegetable! 
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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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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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How to Freeze Blackberries

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing blackberries to stock your freezer with this amazing seasonal fruit. Learning how to freeze blackberries is a great way to preserve this delicious summertime crop.
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Blackberry Syrup {Canning Blackberry Syrup}

Made with fresh summer berries, you’re going to love this delicious Blackberry Syrup.
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Blackberry Simple Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own blackberry simple syrup for desserts, cocktails, tea, and other drinks. You’ll love the amazing flavor of blackberry syrup for drinks and more.
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Homemade Gluten-Free Blackberry Crisp

This gluten-free blackberry crisp captures all the amazing flavors of summer in one delicious dish.
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Blackberry Freezer Jam

This low sugar blackberry jam recipe requires no cooking or canning.
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Blackberry and Apple Crumble

This tasty blackberry and apple crumble will become your go-to dessert! So easy to make, this apple blackberry crisp captures all the amazing fruit flavors in one delicious dish.
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Freezing Blueberries {How to Freeze Blueberries}

Freezing fresh blueberries is an easy way to preserve without needing any special skills.
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Blueberry Freezer Jam

Just a few simple ingredients and 20 minutes (including clean up!), and you’ll have homemade low-sugar blueberry jam in a flash.
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Apple and Blueberry Crumble

This delicious apple and blueberry crumble will become your go-to dessert! So easy to make, this blueberry apple crisp captures all the amazing fruit flavors in one delicious dish.
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Blueberry Rhubarb Jam

Homemade blueberry rhubarb jam is a delicious spread for toast, yogurt, or dessert recipes. Thanks to the low-sugar recipe, this blueberry jam tastes fresh and bright, just like real fruit.
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Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

This easy recipe has a bright blueberry flavor and includes machine and no-churn instructions.
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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

You'll never believe that these amazing whole wheat blueberry muffins are made with 100% whole wheat. Flavored with lemon zest, these low-sugar blueberry muffins are an easy recipe the whole family will love.
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Canning Cherries

An easy step-by-step tutorial on canning cherries. This recipe for how to preserve cherries is perfect for beginners and experienced canners alike. Instructions include low-sugar and no-sugar options. 
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Freezing Cherries {How to Freeze Cherries}

Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Cherries to stock your freezer with this amazing healthy fruit.
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Cherry Crumble

This tasty cherry crumble will become your go-to dessert! So easy to make, this cherry crisp can be made with fresh, frozen, or canned cherries.
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Canning Corn {How to Can Corn}

Learn all about safely canning corn in a pressure canner. Learning how to can corn allows you to extend the taste of summer all year long. 
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How to Freeze Corn on the Cob

Freezing corn on the cob is the easiest way to preserve the delicious taste of summer. Learn how to freeze corn on the cob for fast healthy side dishes that you can enjoy all year long.
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Dill Pickle Relish

A simple and easy recipe for canning homemade dill pickle relish. This tangy dill relish recipe is perfect for anyone new to canning. Enjoy it on burgers, hot dogs, in potato or chicken salad.
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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Simple and delicious, the garden-fresh produce shines in this old-fashioned cucumbers and onions in vinegar.
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Air Fryer Pickles

Homemade fried pickles in the air fryer are perfect as a healthy snack or appetizer.
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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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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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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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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

Air fryer roasted garlic is so simple to make, and even better, cooking it won't heat up your house! Packed with flavor, roasted garlic cloves add a delicious and mellow garlic flavor to so many dishes.
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Instant Pot Roasted Garlic

You'll love the mild flavor that roasted garlic brings to so many recipes.
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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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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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Refrigerator Dilly Beans {Pickled Beans Recipe}

Learn the secrets of how to make incredible refrigerator pickled green beans.
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How to Can Green Beans

One of the easiest canning recipes around, you’ll love having jars of home canned green beans to use all year long. 
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Blanched Green Beans For Freezing

Learn all the tips and tricks for how to blanch and freeze green beans to extend the harvest. Learning how to freeze green beans is a great way to preserve this delicious summer veggie.
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Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

These healthy Green Beans in Tomato Sauce are outrageously tasty and made in just 10 minutes!
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Garlic Butter Green Beans {Vegetarian, Whole30}

Sure to become a favorite veggie side dish, you'll love this easy recipe.
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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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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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Canning Peas

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to can 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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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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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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Instant Pot Potato Salad

This loaded Instant Pot potato salad is the dish that everyone will love. This recipe has mayo-free options for a healthier potato salad and is the perfect make-ahead side dish for your next BBQ.
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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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Canning Peaches {How to Can Peaches}

An easy step-by-step tutorial on canning peaches. This recipe for how to preserve peaches is perfect for beginners and experienced canners alike. Instructions include low-sugar and no-sugar options. 
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Freezing Peaches

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing peaches to stock your freezer with the star of summer fruit. Freezing fresh peaches is so easy and can be done without sugar, which makes them great to use for desserts, smoothies, or snacks.
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Dehydrated Peaches

Learn all about making dehydrated peaches in a food dehydrator or in an oven. Drying peaches is a simple project for adults and kids and makes amazing healthy snacks.
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How to Peel Peaches

This easy-to-follow tutorial will teach you how to peel peaches like a pro. Skinning peaches is simple and makes snacking, dessert prep, and canning easier.
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How to Cut a Peach

Learn the trick on how to cut a peach into slices in only 15 seconds!
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Peach Compote

Homemade peach compote is a delicious sauce or topping for ice cream, waffles/pancakes, or enjoy it as a side dish. This tasty homemade condiment is so simple to make with just a few ingredients.
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Peach Freezer Jam

An incredibly fresh-tasting jam, this peach freezer jam is beyond simple to make. Just four ingredients and 20 minutes, and you’ll have a homemade low-sugar peach jam without canning. 
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Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Like a bowl full of summer, this fresh homemade peach ice cream is packed full of flavor. This easy peach ice cream recipe can also use frozen or canned peaches, giving you that summer flavor year round.
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Peach Syrup Recipe

This is a delightful homemade treat for pancakes, ice cream, baked goods, drinks, and more.
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Freezing Peppers {How to Freeze Peppers}

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing peppers to save a ton of time and money.
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Drying Peppers

Drying peppers is a simple way to preserve this delicious ingredient! Learn how to dry peppers in a food dehydrator, via air drying, or in the oven.
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How to Freeze Mint

Freezing mint is a great way to preserve without needing to know any special kitchen skills.
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How to Dry Mint

Dehydrating mint is such a simple way to preserve this delicious pantry staple!
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Mint Simple Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own mint syrup for desserts, cocktails, tea, and other recipes. You’ll love the amazing flavor of mint simple syrup for drinks and more.
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Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}

A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink. This mojito mocktail recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. 
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Homemade Peppermint Extract

Learn how easy and affordable it is to make your own Homemade Peppermint Extract! Homemade mint extract makes wonderful Christmas and holiday gifts.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Learn to make your own mint chocolate chip ice cream. A fresh mint taste and all-natural ingredients mean this mint chip will be the best mint ice cream you'll ever make.
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Freezing Raspberries {How to Freeze Raspberries}

Learning how to freeze your own berries is a great way to preserve this delicious summertime crop.
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Raspberry Freezer Jam

This low sugar raspberry jam is so simple to make and tastes incredibly fresh.
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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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