Passing by a beautiful produce display at a farmer's market with a great price on it is hard for me to resist. But the first thought to pop into my mind as I walk by is, "What will I do with this?" I'm rarely out to by one or 2 pieces of produce, as long as it's a great deal, I'm leaving with the whole box.
But in order to take home that whole box I have to be able to tell myself first what I plan on doing with it! Am I going to dry it? Will I need to use the pressure canner?
My favorite canning book hands down is Putting Food By. The Ball Blue Book of Canning is a good resource for beginning canners, however Putting Food By is a full reference book. You can look up just about anything to can and it will tell you how.
But instead of having to lug a book around with you to the market I have created for you this easy to use chart to tell you how to preserve various fruits and vegetables. You could also stick this on the fridge to have it handy. I also reccomend getting a copy of Putting Food By if you don't already have one!
And if you are looking for canning recipes and step by step instructions, check out all the canning recipes I have posted!
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