I have been harvesting and preserving since August. My main method of preserving is slicing and drying. I have 5 dehydrators going at any one time, 4 electrics and 1 big solar dryer (seen above).
At last count I have 350 pounds of winter squashes ready for the root cellar. (That big banana squash in the back row if over 25 pounds!)
I also put away about 3 gallons of kale-krout, 20 qts pickles, 20 qt grape juice, 30 qts of dried apricots, 20 pints apricot jam, 30 qts dried apples, 2 quarts dried cantaloup, 20 qts dried tomatoes, 10 qts dried shredded zucchini, 2 gallons dried corn, 4 qts dried kale, 2 qt dried basil, 3 gallons grape wine, 3 gallons apricot wine, 3 gallons apple cider vinegar. I still have many pounds of tomatoes and peppers yet to harvest. I have yet to harvest my carrots but it looks like a good crop. I failed miserably on growing potatoes, onions, and garlic, the most important crops! I am afraid it is going to be a long sad unsavory winter for me. I will do better next year.