Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Dave Update Days 1 – 6

On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in the Springer Mountains of Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. See our introduction to Dave and see his packing list here. We're happy to

By | April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Meet Dave Nelson

Meet Dave Nelson, world traveler. On April 13th Dave began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in the Springer Mountains of Georgia and will end in Maine. He'll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. Dave is 36 years old and lives in Salt Lake

By | April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze-Dried Garden Seeds

Recently, the head engineer at Harvest Right wondered what would happen if he freeze-dried seeds. Would they germinate? He freeze dried 10 different types of vegetable seeds, started them under grow lights inside his home, then transplanted them in a Garden Right geodesic dome greenhouse. It worked! Every single one of the seeds germinated – but

By | May 16th, 2016|2 Comments

Freeze-Dried Flavorings

Freeze-dried flavorings are one of the best kept secrets in the home freeze drying world. The concept is simple: Freeze dry the natural source of any flavor (such as fruits, herbs or even your favorite coconut-flavored yogurt), grind the freeze-dried chunks into a powder, then use the powders to flavor frostings, fillings, batters, dressings or

By | December 21st, 2015|12 Comments

Drowned iPhone Saved By a Freeze Dryer!

Tom and Sharon Clark & their saved iPhone Yes, it does seem that you can truly freeze dry almost anything, and we recently heard a story that takes the cake. A few weeks ago, a Harvest Right employee (Dan) received a call from a neighbor (Sharon) who said that she and her husband (Tom) needed

By | November 25th, 2015|9 Comments

Harvest Right Makes Best Prepper Website List

Harvest Right's website was recently named as one of the 'Best 250 Prepper Websites' by Happy To Survive, a homesteading and prepping resource. Here's their review: "Harvest Right. Ok here is the review for this awesome website. 4 Words:  FREEZE DRY AT HOME.  Amazing!  Ok…that is 5 words. This is a great website with lovely products,

By | November 3rd, 2015|9 Comments

Freeze Drying vs. Canning

Until now, canning food has been one of the best methods of home food preservation available. There are problems with canning, however, including a high risk of spoilage, short shelf life, reduced nutritional value, limited variety as well as a labor intensive process (that can also be dangerous if proper procedures aren't followed). Freeze drying

By | October 28th, 2015|4 Comments

How To Freeze Dry At Home

I mentioned on Instagram recently, that of all the amazing, interesting, and innovative appliances I’ve worked with, this was possibly the most amazing, the most interesting, and the most innovative. It’s the first appliance of its kind for in-home use. I’m going to try really hard to not sound like an infomercial when I tell

By | August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

I Can Freeze Dry Dairy!

I've been a fan of dehydrating and canning for years. But, when I learned that freeze drying would allow me to preserve all the things I love (plus so much more), I got really excited. Some of the first things I freeze dried were things that I knew I couldn't preserve any other way --

By | August 25th, 2015|1 Comment

Marshmallows & Cocoa

I've always loved the marshmallows in sugar cereals or the tiny ones that come in a pack of hot chocolate. So, when I realized I could freeze dry my own marshmallows, I was giddy, to say the least. I made gifts for my neighbors during a February snow storm by putting my own homemade hot

By | August 25th, 2015|1 Comment