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Freeze it, dry it, can it:

Food preservation extends the life of the harvest


Orin Pierson / Petersburg Pilot

These juicy bog blueberries make outstanding jams and syrups.

Preserving the local bounty harvested from the sea or the land, from the wild or from one's garden, is a great way to ensure you eat well over the winter months when markedly less is growing and the waters grow less enticing for a day out fishing.

Much knowledge-from smoking salmon to canning berry jellies and jams-is passed on through friends and family who treasure and guard their secret recipes. For those wanting to try their hand at food preservation, there's another resource available to us all: University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service (CES). The Southeast coordinat...

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