This time of year, some may find themselves with extra fruits and vegetables that they would like to enjoy during Michigan’s winter months. Canning is one of the processes that will allow you to enjoy this season’s corn, peaches, or tomatoes later as icicles dangle from your rooftop.
The National Center for Food Preservation has some things you should know about canning. You should carefully select the fresh fruits or vegetables you want to can. It may be helpful to add an acid (lemon juice or vinegar) to some foods. Also, use acceptable jars with self-sealing lids, and process those jars for the correct amount of time in boiling water or a pressure canner. If you would like to know more about canning and food preservation, MIgardner will be having an introduction to canning and food preservation with a free workshop at their downtown Port Huron location on October 11 beginning at 5 p.m.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.