About Us

We’d like to welcome you to The Year Round Harvest, a site dedicated to growing and preserving food from a backyard garden for a “Year Round Harvest”.

For the last 19 years my wife and I have been growing and preserving food from our backyard gardens located in a small rural town in Central Pennsylvania. We started out with a small summer garden and over the years slowly expanded to several small garden plots and now have expanded to a much larger garden but with the same goal of growing and harvesting food year round.

In the summer of 2020 we moved outside of town to a larger piece of land that will allow us to grow a wider range and a larger volume of food. We started planning and developing the space for our new garden in the fall of 2020. Now as we start 2021 our new garden is ready to go for the season.  Like with every previous move it has given us the opportunity to rethink how we garden. One of the projects of this site will be to document the evolution of our gardens and our quest to harvest food year round. We also hope to share with you all the things that we have already learned as well as all the things we still have to learn. To learn more about our garden see the “Our Garden” in the menu bar.

At the core of our passion for growing and preserving food is our love of good food. There is no easier way to give yourself access to great food then to grow it and preserve it yourself. We have even found that as a result of us growing our own food our children have grown to love all types of vegetables, especially those they had a hand in growing. We hope that we can inspire you to start growing and preserving your own food. It’s a great experience.

We hope you find this site enjoyable and educational.