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Going Big: Five Reasons to Own a Large Home Freeze Dryer

For many families, Harvest Right's standard or small freeze dryer is just the right size for their needs. However, our large freeze dryer is a perfect fit for these common situations: Preserving food for big families Preserving the harvest from expansive gardens Implementing a comprehensive long-term food security plan Sharing food with others in need

By | February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Cooking for One

If you're a one person household, cooking can be tricky. While other shoppers get excited about economies of scale, and grocery stores aim to sell family-sized packages and bundles of everything, single cooks are in a never-ending battle with food (and money) waste. The game changes, however, when you have a home freeze dryer. With

By | January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Rehydrating Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables

This time of year many of us reevaluate our eating habits and make renewed resolutions to health and weight loss goals. Incorporating freeze dried fruits and vegetables into your plan can help you achieve those goals by reducing the time and money it takes to eat a healthy diet. Plus, as the winter months stretch

By | January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Rehydrating Freeze Dried Meats

The ability to freeze dry meats is one of the biggest benefits of having a home freeze dryer. You can save money by buying in bulk, preserving leftovers, and reducing food waste. Plus, you don't have to worry about your meat going bad in your freezer, especially if the power ever goes out. Freeze dried

By | December 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Rehydrating Freeze Dried Dairy

Freeze-dried dairy products are some of the most versatile ingredients you can have in your pantry. Dairy is not only easy to freeze dry, it's easy to rehydrate and use in recipes. For example, yogurt is high in protein, so adding it to your breakfast oatmeal adds to the nutritional content. Yogurt drops are a

By | December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Is a Smaller Home Freeze Dryer for You?

Did you know Harvest Right offers three sizes of freeze dryers? Our smallest version is a compact 16.5" wide, 25" tall and 18.5" deep. Freeze drying technology is superior in every way to other methods of food preservation, but until recently freeze dryers were enormous, expensive machines that were only built for commercial purposes. Harvest

By | December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Saving Your Leftover Thanksgiving Pies

Did you, like many of us, make or buy too many pies for Thanksgiving? Have you eaten and sampled and re-eaten until you don’t want to eat that pie again for another year? Well, before you toss them out, how about freeze drying some of those leftover desserts? We simply took the extra pies: razzleberry,

By | November 28th, 2016|3 Comments

Saving Thanksgiving Dinner

This week is Thanksgiving and it seems almost everyone will be making so many of the delicious foods they love to eat. But, sometimes there's so much food leftover from Thanksgiving dinner that it would require the local National Guard to polish it off. However, if you have a freeze dryer, you can save all

By | November 21st, 2016|4 Comments

Freeze Dried After School Snacks

There's that magical time after school and before dinner when kids turn into starving little monsters with bottomless stomachs. Actually that sounds like most of us right around 3:00 p.m., so feel free to commandeer a few portions for yourself! Managing snacks is important - healthy nibbles helps kids get through homework or sports practice

By | November 7th, 2016|1 Comment

Freeze Drying and Re-hydrating Crunchy Vegetables

It's the end of the final harvest time for many gardeners around the country. Cooling temperatures and more rain give vegetable plants a boost, so you're likely to end up with more than you can handle. Traditionally, gardeners would either can or freeze their surplus for use in winter. However, those two methods tend to do

By | October 25th, 2016|2 Comments