Every year, as harvest begins, we bring out our tools and set about preserving the harvest. Throughout the winter months it is wonderful to be able to go to our shelves and open peaches that taste as fresh as the day they were picked, or to open a quart of soup full of the flavors and nutrients of vegetables now out of season.
This site documents our preserving and lists our recipes.
If you have never canned before, or if it has been a while since you last canned, please read up on the subject before starting.
IMPROPERLY PRESERVED FOOD CAN KILL YOU ! ! ! !
Remember, what you are doing is putting food in jars and sticking them on a shelf. They will rot, that's what food does. You must must MUST know exactly what you are doing. However, if you take the proper precautions, you can preserve the harvest and have healthy, delicious - and inexpensive food on your shelves to see you through winter.