Canning and Preserving Foods For Beginners

Canning is not as tough as you may think. It’s a great way to save all your homegrown fruits and vegetables, which is a great way to save money on the homestead. It’s an easy way to begin preserving produce for the winter. By following Ball’s 3-step process for beginnings, you will be canning in no time!

3-Step Preserving Guide for Beginners

1. Prepare Your Gearempty canning jars

  • 21-quart Waterbath Canner with a canning rack
  • Ball Jars
  • Saucepan
  • Measuring cups
  • Kitchen Knives
  • Large Spoon
  • Dish Rags
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Ladle
  • Non – metallic spatula
  • Don’t forget all the fresh produce right out of your garden.

2. Select Your Recipe

preparing to preserve tomatoes using canning jars

You might try the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving or freshpreserving.com by Ball. Ball also has several different mixes and pectins available that you can try. Fill your jar with your creations, then remove air from the jar and wipe clean.

3. Preserving Your Food

Fill your jars, then simmer covered jars under at least 1″ of water. The boiling times may vary depending on recipe and altitude. Last, turn off your heat and let the jars stand in water for 5 minutes. Remove jars and set them upright on a rack or towel for 12 hours.

You are an Offical Canner!!

For the complete process and tips please follow the link below.

http://www.freshpreserving.com/guides/IntroToCanning.pdf


Learn More About Canning and Gardening With Us!

preserving strawberries to make a tasty jam and jellyWhether you are a canning expert or just getting started, we have many articles that cover the process of growing and preserving your own food.

Check out our other canning blog for different canning options and some recipes that you can try at home!

If you have any canning jars that should be retired from the food preservation game, don’t throw them away quite yet. There are many ways you can use Mason Jars as Crafts.

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