My mom gave me this awesome book for Christmas and i just pulled it out this afternoon to start planning for the spring. I have a goal to preserve enough local produce throughout the spring, summer and fall so that i have a good portion of our produce for next winter. I just read through this book and made my list of fruits & veggies i plan to preserve and i'm getting anxious to go to the farmers market in April. I think it's going to be a great resource- it goes step by step through several different methods and then tells you the best method for each vegetable. If you are planning on trying to preserve produce i def. recommend it! Check it out at your library and see if you like it.