Back in September I posted about all of the wonderful vegetables and fruit that we now have stored for winter.  It’s hunting season and all of that wonderful meat our hunters will bring in will stay fresh for a long time if you use the equipment I use!

Broccoli and summer squash

Green pepper strips






Today I wanted to show and tell you about the best piece of equipment we’ve ever purchased and used to preserve our food.

Best kitchen tool in the house-Foodsaver Vacumn Sealer.

We have had three of these in the past 7-10 years and they range in cost from about $50 to $130.  We have had the more expensive ones but they didn’t do the job or last as long as the cheaper one.  We have meat and vegies in the freezer that range from one month old to four years old and every package we open is as fresh as they day we vacuumed, sealed and placed in the freezer.  Before we started using this sealer my vegies and fruits came out of the freezer mushy and old tasting but now it’s like eating fresh from the garden and vines!!

You can get the rolls of Food Saver bags from Walmart for $13.98 (two roll box) or you can get the bulk rolls from Cabelas for $29.99.

Each box contains a 50′-long, 4-mil-thick freezer bag that easily rolls out. This freezer-defying vacuum bag can be custom cut to any desired size with the integrated cutter on the box. We use the 11″ width.









You can’t go wrong with this food preservation system!  It’s quick and easy to use!

3 thoughts on “Foodsaver

    1. countrygirllifeonthefarm Post author

      They’re not expensive and so handy when the garden, berries, and orchards are full of fruit. We even bought an extra one to keep on hand when the old one gets tired!! When I buy a lot of nuts near the holidays I freeze the nuts in one and two cup bagfuls for baking and keep them fresh! When I do these I use the 8″ rolls for preserving and I use this size when I’m freezing peppers and onions.

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  1. Vickie

    I have had one of these for years and wouldn’t live without it! I call it my sucky machine 😉 It really does preserve freezer foods so much better than any other method.



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