How much food should I can to last till next summer?
The amount of food to preserve for your family, either by canning or freezing, should be based on individual choices. The "Complete Guide to Home Canning," Ag Information Bulletin No. 539, which is available on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website, contains a chart on page 1-25 that will help you work out the amounts your family will need for one year.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009