Ep. 19 – Preserving Food Perfection: A Comprehensive Look at Freeze Drying for Home Food Preservation

If you are thinking about investing your hard-earned money in a freeze-dryer, you need to listen to this episode. And at the end, if you still have questions, reach out to Carol or Jamie.

In this episode, we delve into the fascinating world of food preservation through the transformative technique of freeze drying (sublimation).

Discover how freeze dryers have revolutionized the way we preserve food, offering a range of benefits that extend the shelf life while retaining flavor, nutrients, and freshness. From farm to table and beyond, we explore the science behind freeze drying and provide you with a guide to mastering this art.

Whether you’re an aspiring home preserver or a culinary enthusiast looking to elevate your dishes, we uncover the secrets of successful freeze drying and share innovative uses of freeze-dried foods. Join us on this journey as we unlock the potential of freeze dryers, ensuring your bounty is preserved with precision and perfection.

Say goodbye to food waste and embrace the future of food preservation with this ultimate freeze drying resource.

Carol & Jamie of2GalsHomesteading.com are your homesteading co-hosts. Jamie practices homesteading skills in town. Carol homesteads on the farm.


  • [00:00:35] Springtime on the Farm
  • [00:01:06] Food Preservation Part 3: Freeze Drying
  • [00:02:53] “$500 Sale on Harvest Right Freeze Dryers”
  • [00:05:40] Vacuum Sealing Tips and Product Recommendations
  • [00:06:34] Freeze Drying Basics: The Essentials You Need to Know
  • [00:10:33] Tips for Draining Your Freeze Dryer: How Not to Wreck Your Food
  • [00:12:14] “Do You Need to Pre-Freeze Items for Freeze Drying?”
  • [00:14:23] Perfecting Freeze Drying: Tips for Ensuring Even Temperature Throughout Your Trays
  • [00:19:59] Tips for Freeze Drying: Tray Material, Mats, and Size
  • [00:22:17] How to Prep Fruits and Veggies: Grapes, Tomatoes, Blueberries and more
  • [00:22:48] Grapes are Really, REALLY Good. You Gotta Try Them
  • [00:23:16] Don’t Overfill The Trays
  • [00:25:00] “I May Never Do Bananas Again”
  • [00:30:37] No Power… No Problem. Food Won’t Spoil
  • [00:31:45] “Freeze Drying High Fat Food”
  • [00:37:27] Organ Meat and Protein Preperation and Storage Tips
  • [00:42:01] “Comfort Level & Long Term Storage”
  • [00:43:05] “Freeze Drying Made Easy”
  • [00:48:00] Freeze Drying: A Unique Way to Save Your Food.
  • [00:50:00] Upgrade to industrial pump for quieter freeze drying.
  • [00:54:44] Managing Electricity Costs for Freeze Dryers in California Summers
  • [00:56:32] The Rise of Freeze Drying: A Nutritional and Wise Investment.
  • [00:59:22] “Preventing a Mouse From Destroying You Food”
  • [00:61:12] Freeze Drying for Convenience Meals.

Links Mentioned

We use a medium sizedHarvest Right Freeze Dryer. If you Like Canning or Dehydrating, You’re Going To Love Freeze Drying.

Perfectly preserve all your favorite foods with very little effort. Easily create a home food supply that is tastier, healthier, and more diverse than any other food preservation methods.

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