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Asian Style Beef Teriyaki
Asian Style Beef Teriyaki
Augason Farms Ready Cuisine Asian Style Teriyaki with Freeze-Dried Beef is not only delicious, but easy to make. Just add water and cook! You'll have a delicious meal for the whole family, ready in just minutes. That makes this sumptuous entrée perfect for everyday use on those occasions when you
$39.99
Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff
SKU: 5-00272
Augason Farms Ready Cuisine Freeze Dried Beef Stroganoff is not only delicious, but easy to make. Just add water and cook! You'll have an appealing meal for the whole family, ready in just minutes. That makes this sumptuous entrée perfect for everyday use on those occasions when you need a quick b
$38.99
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Augason Farms Ready Cuisine Freeze Dried Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is not only delicious, but easy to make. Just add water and cook! You'll have a delicious meal for the whole family, ready in just minutes. That makes this sumptuous entrée perfect for everyday use on those occasions when you need
$34.99
Chili Macaroni with Beef
Chili Macaroni with Beef
Augason Farms Ready Cuisine Chili Macaroni with Freeze Dried Beef is not only delicious, but easy to make. Just add water and cook! You'll have an appealing meal for the whole family, ready in just minutes. That makes this sumptuous entrée perfect for everyday use on those occasions when you need
$34.99
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Entree 3-Pack
Entree 3-Pack
SKU: 5-07786
Augason Farms Ready Cuisine Entree 3-Pack provides you with a variety of delicious meals for the whole family, ready in just minutes. Just add water and cook! 3 institutional size (#10) cans: Spaghetti Marinara with Beef, 20 servings Asian Style Beef Teriyaki, 20 servings Chili M
$104.99 $79.09
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Entree Assortment
Entree Assortment
SKU: 5-07301
Augason Farms Ready Cuisine Entrée Assortment 6-Pack offers a selection of popular, delicious, quick and easy-to-prepare entrées made with freeze dried meats for the very best texture and taste. Prepared in just 20-minutes by simply adding water and cooking, these entrées are so good you’ll want s
$208.99
Freeze Dried Apple Dices
Freeze Dried Apple Dices
Made from Grade A Granny Smith apples, and chosen for firm texture and tart goodness.  Loaded with antioxidants, these are delicious right out of the can or add water to use in your favorite recipes. Total Servings:  18 Can Size:  Large, institutional size can with lid (#10 can)
$28.39
Freeze Dried Beef Chunks (Real Meat)
Freeze Dried Beef Chunks (Real Meat)
Augason Farms Freeze Dried Beef Chunks are the ideal way to keep beef on hand for emergency food storage. This isn’t ground beef. It’s pre-cooked, wholesome, tender, savory and chunky beef, made from choice cuts, inspected and approved by the USDA. Simply rehydrate and use like regular cooked beef
$57.99
Freeze Dried Berries Variety 3-Pack
Freeze Dried Berries Variety 3-Pack
Includes three of our most popular berries that are rich in natural antioxidants and vitamin C. Rehydrate to use in your favorite fruit recipes, or right out of the can to add to breakfast cereals, yogurt, or blended in smoothies. Variety Pack Includes: Whole Raspberries
$101.29
Freeze Dried Broccoli Florets & Stems
Freeze Dried Broccoli Florets & Stems
A good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Calcium, simply rehydrate freeze dried broccoli for a nutritious side dish. Total Servings:  6 Can Size:  Small, every day size can Net Weight:  1.7 oz  Shelf Life-Unopened: Up to 30 years* Shelf Life-Opened:  Up to
$7.69
Freeze Dried Broccoli Florets & Stems
Freeze Dried Broccoli Florets & Stems
Freeze dried broccoli, a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Calcium, simply rehydrate for a nutritious side dish. Total Servings:  28 Can Size:  Large, institutional size can with lid (#10 can) Net Weight:  7 oz  Shelf Life-Unopened: Up to 30 years* Shelf L
$21.99
Freeze Dried Chicken Breast Chunks (Real Meat)
Freeze Dried Chicken Breast Chunks (Real Meat)
Augason Farms Freeze Dried Chicken Breast Chunks are a quick and delicious way to add chicken to any dish. Naturally low in fat, you simply rehydrate these pre-cooked chunks of real poultry and then use them as you would cooked chicken. These tasty morsels can be added to pastas, stir fry, cassero
$54.99
Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetable Variety Pack
Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetable Variety Pack
Meeting your daily fruit and vegetable requirements has never been more convenient. The Vegetable Variety Pack makes it easy to just add water and use in your favorite soups, salads and side dishes. The Fruit Variety Pack is loaded with antioxidants and can be rehydrated to use anywhere your favorit
$364.99
Freeze Dried Fruit Variety Pack
Freeze Dried Fruit Variety Pack
A convenient and economical way to indulge all your fruit cravings. With six fruits to choose from, you’ll have plenty of options to use in your favorite recipes, blend into smoothies, or as a nutritious snack right out of the package. Variety Pack Includes: Sliced Strawberri
$218.55
Freeze Dried Fruits & Bananas Variety 6-Pack
Freeze Dried Fruits & Bananas Variety 6-Pack
An easy and affordable way to have flavorful, nutritious freeze dried fruits and bananas on hand, whether for emergency storage or everyday use. Delicious right out of the can or easily added to a variety of recipes. Includes     
$175.29
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Freeze Dried Meat Variety 6-Pack
Freeze Dried Meat Variety 6-Pack
Augason Farms Freeze Dried Meat Variety 6-Pack includes 3 #10 cans of Chicken Breast Chunks and 3 #10 cans of Beef Chunks. This pack makes it easy to keep a variety of meats always on hand.  Use as would cooked chicken or beef.  Use them in your everyday meal preparation as well as for l
$321.99 $218.04
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Freeze Dried Peas
Freeze Dried Peas
SKU: 5-11156
Freeze dried peas are rich in Vitamin C, these are delicious added to casseroles, or as a side dish. Total Servings:  19 Can Size:  Large, institutional size can with lid (#10 can) Net Weight:  16 oz  Shelf Life-Unopened: Up to 30 years* Shelf Life-Opened:  Up to
$19.99
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Freeze Dried Pineapple Chunks
Freeze Dried Pineapple Chunks
Freeze dried pineapple chunks are a great source of vitamin C, these pineapple chunks are sweet and delicious snack right out of the can. Or just add water to use in your favorite recipes. Total Servings:  34 Can Size:  Large, institutional size can with lid (#10 can) Net Weight: 
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Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries
Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries
Naturally sweet, these freeze dried strawberries can be reconstituted and used in any recipe that calls for fresh strawberries—they’re that good. Perfect straight from the can as a delicious way to get your daily Vitamin C. Total Servings:  5 Can Size:  Small, everyday size can Net We
$8.29
Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries
Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries
Naturally sweet, these freeze dried strawberries can be reconstituted and used in any recipe that calls for fresh strawberries—they’re that good. Perfect straight from the can as a delicious way to get your daily Vitamin C. Total Servings:  18 Can Size:  Large, institutional size can
$24.69
Freeze Dried Sweet Corn
Freeze Dried Sweet Corn
Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn is delicious, with just enough sweetness and rehydrates quickly for use in soups, salads or just as a side dish. 30 year shelf life* 23 servings per can 1 lb, institutional size (#10) can Easy to use, just add water or sweet enough to eat
$19.99
Freeze Dried Sweet Corn
Freeze Dried Sweet Corn
*Everyday Size Can* Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn is delicious, with just enough sweetness and rehydrates quickly for use in soups, salads or just as a side dish. 30 year shelf life* 6 servings per can 4 oz, everyday size (#2.5) can Easy to use, just add water or sweet enoug
$6.59
Freeze Dried Vegetable Variety Pack
Freeze Dried Vegetable Variety Pack
Packaged in 7 individual pouches, this delicious combination makes it easy to have a wide variety of vegetables to use in soups, salads and side dishes. Perfect for everyday use, camping and backpacking, or long-term emergency food storage.  Vegetable Pail Includes: Dice
$154.99
Freeze Dried Whole Blueberries
Freeze Dried Whole Blueberries
Whole, freeze dried blueberries, a delicious and nutritious snack right out of the can, with a fresh-picked blueberry taste everyone is sure to enjoy. When reconstituted, they mix beautifully in pancakes, granola, muffins and cheesecake.  Total Servings:  26 Can Size:  Large, inst
$41.99
Freeze Dried Whole Raspberries
Freeze Dried Whole Raspberries
Whole, freeze dried raspberries are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, these raspberries have a tart, freshly picked flavor. Delicious as a snack, or rehydrate for use on breakfast cereal, desserts and fruit dishes.  Total Servings:  22 Can Size:  Large, institutional size can wi
$39.99
Freeze-dried Blackberries
Freeze-dried Blackberries
With Augason Farms Freeze-Dried Blackberries, you get all the flavor and nutritional benefits of its fresh counterpart without the limited shelf life! Add this gluten-free berry to your morning cereal or yogurt, in your trail mix
$34.99
Freeze-Dried Diced Mango
Freeze-Dried Diced Mango
If you love the flavor of mangos but don’t love the hassle of peeling, coring, and cutting this sweet fruit, Augason Farms Diced, Freeze-Dried Mango is a great alternative! The light, crisp freeze-dried te
$30.79
Freeze-dried Diced Pears
Freeze-dried Diced Pears
Enjoy the delicate, delightful flavor of pears anytime with Augason Farms Freeze-dried Pears. A great source of vitamin C and fiber, this gluten-free fruit can be added to cereal, yogurt, desserts, salads and trail mixes, or simply eaten as-is for a delic
$38.09
Freeze-dried Seedless Red Grapes
Freeze-dried Seedless Red Grapes
Our Freeze-dried Grapes, red & seedless, are the perfect combination of crisp, crunchy and sweet all in one bite. The perfect solution for a sweet, all-natural snack, these gluten-free grapes can be e
$46.59
Freeze-dried Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
Freeze-dried Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
Freeze-dried Shredded Colby Jack Cheese is more than just an extra can of food in your food storage. It is an essential and flavorful addition to any food, whether you’re making dinner tonight or in a ye
$46.09
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Freeze Dried Food

Today's freeze dried foods are the modern descendants of a very ancient heritage. No one knows who first discovered the advantages of drying foods, but it happened in ancient times. Perhaps a long-ago hunter watched a bear or another animal feasting on dried berries or fruits and then discovered for himself that rich burst of flavor on the tongue from the sun-dried morsels. It was one of the most important discoveries in the long history of mankind.

Drying - The World's Oldest Method of Food Preservation

We do know that drying is the world's oldest method of preserving food. Over time, dried foods have enabled families, tribes and kingdoms to survive when fresh food was difficult or impossible to come by. People devised methods to dry grains, meats, vegetables, fruit and herbs using the drying source that was available to them, particularly the sun, air, fire and smoke. For thousands of years, people used essentially the same food drying technologies. These traditional food preservation methods worked fairly well and still do today, but they didn't work on many foods and the results could be unpredictable. Flavor and nutritional value can be compromised.

Freeze Drying - A Major Advance in Food Drying Technology

Freeze dried foods first came to the attention of the general public during the space flights of the 1960s when people learned that these were the foods that the astronauts ate on their trips to the moon. Even today, visitors to Cape Kennedy in Florida, the home of NASA, can buy freeze dried ice cream in the cafeteria/gift shop. Many visitors try it, deciding that the texture is interesting and it definitely tastes like ice cream, but it won't be served with cake at the next birthday party.

However, it does prove that just about any food can be freeze dried. The freeze dried ice cream also illustrates that while freeze dried food can be eaten without being rehydrated (like this ice cream), that is not how it is intended to be eaten. Rehydration (adding water) is the secret that takes freeze dried foods from "interesting" to "delicious."

Freeze Drying Preserves Flavor and Nutrition

Freeze drying, technically known as lyophilisation or cryodessication, is a dehydration process that removes up to 98% of the water from a food. The Incas discovered a primitive form of freeze drying about 800 years ago when they left potatoes and sliced beef on stone platforms high in the mountains. The food would freeze overnight and then dry in the sun.

Modern freeze drying is a three-step process. Food is frozen and then placed into a vacuum chamber at a low heat. Using a process called sublimation, frozen water crystals evaporate, turning from ice to water vapor. A secondary drying process removes any remaining water molecules. Finally, nitrogen sealing prepares the food for storage, preventing it from being contaminated by water or oxygen. Even after being stored for many years, the flavor and nutritional value is preserved.

Preparing for Emergencies

At Augason Farms' Food Storage Emergency Preparedness Center, we are dedicated to supplying only the highest quality freeze dried foods. We offer fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, grains, beans, bakery and drinks. You and your family can be assured of three delicious meals every day, including a delicious breakfast and a variety of tasty soups and entrees, such as Beef Stroganoff, Asian Style Beef Teriyaki and Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.

Freeze dried foods are much lighter and less bulky than other emergency food options, making them perfect for long-term emergency storage. After adding hot water to rehydrate the food, it has the appearance, texture and most importantly the flavor that the food possessed before being freeze dried. It also has almost the same nutritional value as fresh food.

Augason Farms' bulk freeze dried foods and entrees are nutritious and delicious. These emergency foods provide a marked advantage over many other emergency food supplies in that our foods do not take up large volumes of storage space.

The wide variety of foods available from Augason Farms offer distinct benefits:

  • These freeze dried foods can be stored up to 30 years.
  • They are much lighter and easier to store than alternatives because 98% of the water has been removed.
  • After easy rehydration with hot water, enjoy a hot, delicious meal!

Food Supply Kits

Augason Farms stocks a variety of emergency food supply kits, perfect to grab and take when you must leave immediately or are hiking and want to carry as little weight as possible. The 2 Week Pantry Pack, for example, includes 160 total servings. It includes blueberry granola with milk, three different rice entrees, creamy stroganoff, pasta alfredo and three tasty soups.

The food supply kits each include a variety of foods in a sufficient quantity for time periods ranging from 72 days to one year.

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Foods

It can be difficult to store foods for those with very meticulous dietary requirements. Augason Farms is pleased to offer a range of foods that are GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) Certified. Everything needed to prepare from scratch delicious gluten-free meals is available. Gluten-free vegetarian meat substitutes will provide necessary nutrition for those with the most exacting dietary needs.

Of course, all of the gluten-free foods have a long shelf life.

Survival Food/Gear  

Other indispensable emergency supplies include:

  • 500cc Oxygen Absorbers absorb ambient oxygen, allowing people to extend the shelf life of special foods that they want to pack into #10 cans and pails and store with their other emergency food supplies.
  • The 55-gallon Water Storage Kit is a closed water storage barrel with an easy-to-use siphon pump. The Aquamira liquid water treatment drops treat up to 60 gallons and are effective against viruses, bacteria and cysts. If desired, the barrel can also be used to store and pump fuels, solvents or paints.
  • A hand wheat grinder;
  • A mixing pitcher;
  • A pail or bucket lid opener (a must-have);
  • 6 gallon storage pails and lids.

At Augason Farms, we realize that people believe in the wisdom of long-term food storage for a variety of reasons. Some are following their religious beliefs while others wish to be prepared in the event of a major crisis. Many simply feel more comfortable when they know that they always have an emergency food supply on hand. Avid hikers need to be able to carry an adequate quantity of light-weight, delicious, easy to prepare foods. Whatever the reason, Augason Farms has been supplying emergency food needs since 1972.

Feel free to call us at 800-878-0099 with any questions you may have. Don't forget to check out the Deal of the Day. Remember, there is always free shipping on orders over $200. We look forward to supplying your needs.

 

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