He grows or scavenges any and all food sources available to him, in addition to what meat he can either hunt or acquire. I find that buying pork or beef in large quantity (say, buying half a cow from someone with a farm) and rendering the meat into cuts yourself can be quite cost efficient, though it is a large investment at first.coco wrote:How does the old fashioned gentleman save money by gardening in depressionary times?
After that, you are able to can pretty much everything, though you can also freeze, dry, or otherwise preserve lots of foods to see you through.
I often cook things BEFORE canning (ie soups, stews, chili, etc.) in large batches (10-15 qts) and then just can the whole thing, less supper for that day. This makes them heat&serve capable. I leave it to your imagination (and locality) to dream up all sorts of edibles that you can either grow, or harvest from the wild perhaps.