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Canning, pickling, dehydrating, and juicing fruits and vegetables in their growing seasons is a way to get through the winter when fresh produce isn’t available locally. Also, many areas are now starting winter farmers’ markets.
The average ingredient in the United States travels 1,200 miles to get to the dinner table.