Here in the central valley of California its getting close to harvest time. The fruit trees have been at peak for a few weeks now. The nut trees are up next and the veggies are in full bore and lots more to come. At the local farm market you can pick up anything from green beans to fresh herbs. All of these can be put up some way. I prefer to freeze a few things like peppers, eggplant, green beans and a few others. I just don't have the room to store canned (as in mason jars) goods and I don't have the equipment anymore. You have to give things up when you live in a small apartment. Another way I put food up is by drying. You can get a sizable larder of dried food in no time!
The reason I'm saying this is now that the food is available for fairly cheap, its a good time to stock up. We don't know what next year will be like and with this crazy government we presently have who knows whats next.