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Fall Is the Perfect Time for Canning: Here Are Some Basics…

If I can, you can. Trust me. Canning is easy, and fall is the perfect time to do it!

Just follow these simple Canning 101 steps…

Keep in mind that you want to can fresh produce right away to maintain the taste intensity, as well as high vitamin content. The easy solution here is Perrine’s Produce. Just pop in a pick up your favorite fresh produce at a very affordable price; and you will be enjoying your most beloved fruits and veggies for a long time to come!

Then, make sure you have the proper tools. You will need canning jars and seals, a wide mouth funnel and clean cloths to keep things from getting messy, a large pot and ladle, a thermometer, and rubberized jar lifters to make things easy.

Next, sterilize your jars and lids by placing them in boiling water for ten minutes. Fill your jars, but not completely because produce expands when boiled. You also need to top your jars with boiling water, your favorite pickling solution or juice (tomatoes and fruits require lemon juice), depending on what you are canning. 

Make sure there are no air bubbles and wipe the rims for a tight seal. Then, preheat your water to 180 for hot produce and 140 for cold to prevent cracking. Water should be an inch or two above your jars. Bring to a slow boil and cook the required time for the product and region. This can be easily found online. When your jars cool, they will create a vacuum seal.

See…easy, peasy; and canning helps spread out the deliciousness of the season! So stop by one of the convenient Perrine’s Produce locations today…if you can!

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