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Canning 101

The process of canning has been around for centuries and is still widely used today. Canning is a method of preserving food that allows you to store food contents for long periods – even several years. Canning methods used today – i.e., the use of a two-part canning lid – dates to the early 20th … Continued

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What’s the Dill?!

Have any left over produce or veggies from this summer’s late harvest? Try pickling! Pickling can be a fun activity for the family, a great hors d’oeuvre to impress the in-laws, or just another way to show off your culinary skills. Popular Pickling Products Pickling is a flexible art, just don’t over season and it’s hard … Continued

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Finding the Way to Your Foodshed

By Darryl Birkenfeld We just celebrated Labor Day—best known as the final vacation of summer. It is an interesting holiday because it falls squarely in the middle of the food harvest. Corn fields are ripening, cotton bolls begin to crack open and show their snow-white fiber. But I want to refer to that great river … Continued

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