It’s time to can

 I woke up with the Can Can song from Beethoven’s Wig in my head: OH, Can you do the can can, if you can then I can, I can can can too, oh yes I can can…   (If you have no idea what I am talking about, it’s PDQ Bach for kids. If you still don’t know what I am talking about, check it out, it’s fun)

A pretty jar of currant jelly next to my Tomtegubbe

 Many of you have been getting your canning tomatoes this past week and I am hoping to tackle tomatoes today. Chances are I will end up making zucchini squares for the freezer and maybe freezing beans, but the tomatoes WILL happen. I can accross this nice blog http://www.foodinjars.com/ which I think many of you will find fun to browse and a useful resource for just how to use your jars.

On her about page she mentioned that she uses her jars for everything. So do I 🙂 My work area, complete with jars of nails and screws, is a mess, but my pantry isn’t too bad.

I keep all my dry goods in jars in the pantry. The jars are repurposed jars that I bought with other “stuff” in them, scrubbed free of their labels, and lids spray painted.

Peaches and relishes

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About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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One Response to It’s time to can

  1. Tammy says:

    Wow, that’s quite an accomplished pantry.

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