Back at the beginning in July I took on the task of coordinating and ordering produce from the Yakima valley in Washington to be delivered to my house and picked up by those who ordered for the purpose of canning, dehydrating or just eating fresh.
We began with cherries and each week or so thereafter we would offer different produce as it became available. Next we had apricots, green beans, corn, tomatoes, onions, pears, peaches and ended with apples a couple of weeks ago. Whew! When we added up the pounds of produce that was delivered over the course of about three months it came in at just over
For those not familiar with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints let me explain why I would even take on this task.
We are counseled by our church leaders to live providently, be self-reliant and to be prepared in all things. One of those areas of preparedness is having extra food and other supplies on hand in the event of an emergency, job loss, illness, earthquake or any other unforeseen event.
Sooooo long story, short, I voluntarily helped lots of people help themselves.
Here are some of the things I was able to get put up for my food storage.
I also froze some corn that I didn't get pictures of.
Please don't think I am posting any of this to brag or pat myself on the back. Hopefully others will be inspired to do something to be better prepared for those unexpected twists and turns life throws at us sometimes.