How to create a food supply and save money

Everyone has their reasons for wanting a pantry full of a year’s worth of food. If you are still on the fence about the benefits of having food storage for you and your family, here are just a few reasons why it makes sense and how a freeze dryer from Harvest Right makes creating a food storage easy and extremely affordable.

Save Money – The one difficulty for many people when it comes to creating a long-term food storage is the cost. Purchasing freeze-dried food online or from a store can be expensive. Just one meal for a single person can cost more than $10. Mountain House, a leading manufacturer of freeze-dried food, sells a #10 can of freeze-dried diced chicken for $63! They also currently offer a 1-year supply of food for a single person for $8,437.90 – and that is on sale!

A freeze dryer from Harvest Right allows you to easily create a 1-year supply of food for a significant lower cost. And the best part about making your own freeze-dried food is you get to control the ingredients and can preserve the foods that you and your family already enjoy.

With a medium freeze dryer from Harvest Right, you could freeze dry garden produce, leftovers, and bulk food purchases and, after one year, end up with 300 #10 cans worth of food. That is enough to feed a family of four for close to a year! Of course, the best thing about freeze drying at home is you can actually use the food whenever you want and you can be continually adding to it.

Less Waste – Using your own garden produce and leftovers is a great way to create a food storage. Food that would otherwise go to waste ends up becoming food storage.

Emergencies – Emergencies can be natural disasters, a pandemic, a loss of a job, or an unfortunate injury. Many things can fall into the “emergency” category and most of us will experience one (or even more) in our lifetime. Having a food storage can help give peace of mind in a time that you need it most.

Save Time – Having a food storage that you can actually use helps you save time. Having food stored in your own house will minimize the time you spend at stores and the time you spend preparing meals.

When comparing the benefits to buying freeze-dried food and making it yourself, the answer is easy – save time and A LOT OF MONEY by freeze drying at home with a freeze dryer from Harvest Right.


Living in a fixed income and the skyrocketing price of “everything!” I have been wanting to freeze dry my own food for a while now. Do you have payment plans, or layaway?

I’m looking at purchasing one of your freeze driers but not sure which size. It is just my husband and I at home now. My son lives in the same town so should I buy the medium to be able to freeze dry more foods or is the small sufficient?

I think the medium would be fine. We just got a medium. We haven’t got it set up yet, just arrived yesterday. It is just my wife and I but our two sons live in a city close by. We garden and plan of freeze drying all of our extra vegetables’ and fruit. We have a lot of freezer space, and we can, but the freeze drying looks to be less expensive in the long run, and less loss of nutrients, plus stored food is not dependent on power.

Do you just need the main machine – I can’t seem to find on your site “what else” I would need after the food has been freeze dried

When you order a freeze dryer from HR, they include some mylar bags and oxygen absorbers along with a sealer to get you started. There are tones of videos on YouTube that shows you other methods you could use as well.

You would want to look at our large option (and buying multiple units at one time for a discounted price). Just call and talk to one of our Sales reps, they can make recommendations, based on your specific needs, and give you pricing, as well.

I have been canning food as my main source of food preservation for nearly 30 years, but last year everything changed when we got our large Harvest Right freeze dryer. We have been running our freeze dryer nearly nonstop since we got it a year ago and one big reason is not only freeze drying all our garden produce and things we find on sale (like 2# bags of cranberries for $.99), but I have been taking food I had canned and is now getting to the end of its shelf life and canning it. Now, what would have lasted a couple years on my shelf has an extended life of 10 or more years! I love our freeze dryer! It has saved us hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. (Which means it pays for itself!)

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