It’s that time of year when you’re up to your ears in fresh garden pickin’s. Make sure you’re ready for the harvest so that you can enjoy every last bit of it!
Prepping For Your Preservation
With summer upon us, it’s time to plan for a great season of home food preservation. The first step is to assess your canning equipment and supplies to ensure they are in proper working condition to assure safe, high-quality preserved foods.
Canning Jars and Lids
Assess the amount and condition of your canning jars to determine if additional bottles are needed. It is recommended to only use Mason-type jars that are made specifically for home canning. Check the bottles for scratches, cracks, nicks or chips. Nicked or chipped bottle rims will not seal properly, and scratched bottles may cause cracking or breakage while processing, so it is best to dispose of those bottles. Bottles…
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