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I have a share at an organic farm. I have apples, tomatoes, jalapenos and other hot peppers, sweet red peppers and tomatillos coming out my ears!!! I do think that's a good thing but I don't want it to go to waste. I've never canned anything before. My freezer is starting to fill up. What are everyone's thoughts on canning? Money to get going? Safety of the finished product? I have tons of ideas of things to make that will can and freeze equally well (I think!!)
Just looking for opinions and thoughts from those who do can things...thanks so much!!
Its really not that hard to can... and I've never bought any of the fancy equipment to do it. I have my pasta pot, its deep enough to cover the jars to boil them and a regular pair of tongs that my husband rigged up with rubber bands to grip the jars when I pull them out of the pot. As long as you follow all the steps (sterilize the jars, fill them to the right level, boil them til they seal, etc...) then they will be shelf stable for a LONG time! here's a website that lists classes to learn how to can, but there are tons of videos and articles on the web too. http://www.freshpreserving.com/pages/learn_to_can/328.php
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