I grew up this way too. Last year I canned large quantities of tomato juice, sauce, and stewed tomatoes. I froze peppers, also from my garden. I also canned apricots from my parent's trees. Some of what I do depends on the success of my parent's garden. Last year, for example, I froze enough green beans for the whole winter. This year, I was able to freeze a lot of peas. I also freeze applesauce. And I hope to freeze a lot of corn this year. It is certainly nice to know that others do this too. It is a lot of work and it is well worth it, bit I feel as though I am a part of a slim subculture, making all these efforts when some of my friends just have no idea.