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Preserving the harvest

For the people who can freeze, dry, and pickle locally harvested food.

Members: 15
Latest Activity: Jan 18

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Tips for preserving 2 Replies

I thought I would start this Discussion because I just tried tip that I had read about and found that it worked well. When your dill comes in before your ready to can pickles, what do you do? In the…Continue

Started by Bill Buron. Last reply by Bill Buron Jan 3, 2012.

Apples 6 Replies

My one lone apple tree went crazy this year. And on top of that, our chest freezer gave up the ghost, and we had no room to freeze the apples this year. So I decided to can them. The Ball canning…Continue

Started by Skip. Last reply by Dale Wayne Jackson Nov 7, 2010.

canning together with daughter and grand kids 3 Replies

Our daughter made a coment the other day that she had peppers going bad on the plants.  When I asked her why she just didn't can them, she said she didn't know how.  So today she and two of our…Continue

Started by Bill Buron. Last reply by Bill Buron Oct 25, 2010.

Tried something new

Well this year my hot peppers turned out to all be sweet peppers.  I can only eat so many thin walled peppers.  I picked all that were ready, red and green and inbetween.  Was a 2 gallon bucket full.…Continue

Started by Nancy Sep 5, 2010.

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Comment by Amy Green on January 9, 2011 at 10:54pm
They were there last time I checked (early December).  They are gone now on both sites.  :(  The 16 oz mason type jars were like 25 cents each and lids were 15 cents or so.
Comment by Elizabeth Knaack on January 8, 2011 at 7:28pm
It would be nice if the Arkansas Glass Container Corp listed their prices in their online catalog.
Comment by OmegaFarms on January 1, 2011 at 4:59pm
Thank you so much for this info Amy. I will look into it right away.
Comment by Amy Green on January 1, 2011 at 4:32pm
I just wanted to let folks know about A Glass Container (Arkansas Glass Container Corp) in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  They sell bottles, jars and jugs at VERY good prices.  They also have lids.  Our winery buys bottles from them and they are wonderful folks with great products.  They took us on a tour of their factory. They get everything to make the glass from the USA and as close to Jonesboro as possible.  It might be worth while for folks to co-op and buy the canning jars by the pallet for resale here and use here.  Why use imported stuff when these guys are putting Americans (especially veteran of our armed forces) to work.  http://www.aglasscontainer.com/
Comment by Brian Langenwalter on November 7, 2010 at 10:50pm
Date: Saturday, November 20th
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Wrangler Mountain Cottage
173 Arena Road, Reeds Spring, MO
For more information....417.294.7149
B-8 TOMATO JUICE & "JUNK JAM"
We will be preserving tomatoes 2 different ways
and preparing 2 different dishes using home-grown tomatoes!!!
ALSO...wine tasting to compliment the dishes we prepare.
Comment by Brian Langenwalter on November 7, 2010 at 10:50pm
Date: Saturday, November 20th
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Wrangler Mountain Cottage
173 Arena Road, Reeds Spring, MO
For more information....417.294.7149
B-8 TOMATO JUICE & "JUNK JAM"
We will be preserving tomatoes 2 different ways
and preparing 2 different dishes using home-grown tomatoes!!!
ALSO...wine tasting to compliment the dishes we prepare.
Comment by OmegaFarms on October 11, 2010 at 1:38am
Very interesting Brian. I wonder if we can do that in Ohio? I'll have to make a call tomorrow & find out.
Comment by Brian Langenwalter on October 10, 2010 at 10:40pm
No you just have to post a sign stating "This food was not prepared in an FDA approved kitchen." If you want to sell, you only have to pay a booth fee and set up to sell your wares...food, crafts, woodworking, honey, whatever you do with your own hands.
Comment by OmegaFarms on October 10, 2010 at 10:28pm
Brian do you have to have a commercial kitchen to be able to sell goodies at this festival?
Comment by Brian Langenwalter on October 10, 2010 at 10:11pm
I just got through canning 10-1/2 quarts of fresh green beans from the garden. Still getting green beans and lots of banana peppers, as well as red and green peppers. Have broccoli coming ready again in the greenhouse also. Got 30 lbs of apples off of our little apple tree and made lots of apple butter and getting ready to make apple junk jam within the next week.

We are hosting a fall festival in the Reeds Spring area where I will have lots of my preserved goodies for sale...one of our favorites "junk jam". Hope you can attend. Please visit www.wranglermountaingathering.com for further details. There will also be lots of arts and crafts along with lots of self reliance activities taking place.
 

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