Besides having an incredible harvest to deal with, we are inundated with loading out for our biggest show of the year, the Country Living Magazine Fair in Columbus, Ohio.
Last year, we had our hometown Applefest on the same day (our 2nd biggest show of the year, of course) - so I ran short on inventory. Not this year! Here's a picture of the beginnings of inventory we pulled from our shelves this morning. It's going to be a long evening packing everything into the U-Haul, and making sure the house is spic-n-span before the in-laws come to stay with the kids!
In the midst of all this harvest rush, though, Chad, our beloved co-worker, somehow found the energy to can on the side! Here is a picture of the incredible Dilly Beans and Spicy Carrots he delivered this morning as a lovely gift to each of us. The killer is that each jar requires 2 weeks before the flavor is fully developed! Those beans are quite incredible threaded on a stirring stick, lazily floating in a tall, cold Bloody Mary! But I don't have much time for cocktail dreams now, anyway. Maybe after we get back from the show!
If you don't get to Columbus this weekend, check out our newly updated website: www.jamandjellylady.com. We just put out a new shipping special for the holidays, and Custom Labeling is now FREE when you order a case (12 jars) of Christmas Jam! (That's blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, for those of you who haven't tried it yet!)