Celebrate the fresh flavors of summer with these simple, delicious recipes for canning, pickling and oven drying fresh produce. Plus, suggestions for using your preserved goods all year long.

By Food & Wine
Updated June 19, 2017
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Summer Produce: Peaches

These sweet peaches will last 3 months in the refrigerator.

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Tina Rupp

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Summer Produce: Peppers, Tomatoes

Chowchow, a tangy vegetable relish, is a perfect way to preserve bell peppers and tomatoes.

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Summer Produce: Chiles, Mint

Capture the essence of two summer flavors: jalapeño peppers and mint in one easy jelly.

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Summer Produce: Tomatoes

Ripe tomatoes should be heavy and barely yield to touch.

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Summer Produce: Strawberries

Use ripe berries, and cook them at the proper temperature so you don’t have to add any fruit pectin as a thickener.

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Summer Produce: Okra

These zippy okra pickles are terrific additions to cocktails, especially vodka martinis and Bloody Marys.

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Summer Produce: Cherry Tomatoes

Enjoy cherry tomatoes throughout the year by drying them slowly at a low temperature and freezing.

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