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Can and Jar Your Own Food: Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Ketchup, Pickles....

The green benefits of canning and jarring your own food are numerous...


  • It's healthier.  You know exactly what goes into what you're eating.
  • Tastier!
  • Cheaper.  It's particularly cheap if you can things that you grew in your own garden!
  • You can keep eating locally even during off seasons.  If you make jam from raspberries you bought from the farmers market in June, you can enjoy those local raspberries as a jam in December!
  • Cut down on waste.  You can reuse your jars over and over again!

Here are some resources for canning:

Homemade canned goods also make wonderful holiday presents!