Canning on the Farm

usda_homecanning_mffWhen many think of “canning” they think of making some jelly or putting away some green beans, but canning is much more important and extensive than that on a self-sufficient farm.  Vegetables, fruits and meats can all be canned for year-round use, and it’s largely become a lost art as people turn to electric freezers to do thepreserving for them.  Canning was known to be superior to freezing and this bulletin published by the USDA in 1943 provide a careful explanation of how to preserve all of the farm produce possible.  Highly recommended.

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