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Helen's Dixie Relish Recipe

Blog: Gandharva Farm   -   Wednesday July 09, 2014   -   By Rita

Dixie Relish from Bell Complete Book of Home Preserving, edited by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine .  Helen is a master at creating canned wonders. Makes about six 8-oz jars.    4 cups finely chopped cabbage  2 tbsp celery...

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday December 06, 2013   -   By Katie

Last month our partner in Arcadia Growers Group gifted us with some fresh, pesticide-free produce. One of the items was a half bushel of red delicious apples. Per their name, they are delicious! But… they’re not very pretty. Pesticide-free means I...

Last canning class of the summer

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday August 08, 2013   -   By Sonya

As August brings its heat and humidity, we are gratefully helping our neighbors harvest beets, peaches, beans, and tomatoes. So the cannery has been at full capacity for weeks!  August also marks the last Canning Boot Camp, as well, for we are about to...

So many Veggies and so little time

Blog: The Kucek Family Farm   -   Monday July 22, 2013   -   By Maria

It is mid July or maybe just past that. The garden is in full swing.  It is producing faster than I can share, gift, or can. Which leads me to the purpose of this entry.  Canning: So far I have made blackberry, apricot, kiwi, and fig jam this year....

Canning Labels with Style

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday July 18, 2013   -   By Katie

  One of the Locavore90 Commitments our family made was to preserve at least two in-season produce items in June, July and August. So far we’ve made jelly from violets, frozen asparagus, made strawberry jam, frozen some strawberries and canned...

Farmfest and Downtown Lebanon Bargain Days TODAY O...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Saturday July 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

  Could hardly sleep last night because I'm so excited about Lebanon's Farmfest today! All the local farmers are bringing their produce. NOT to the farmer's market, but right to the sidewalks of downtown Lebanon! Plus, the shops set out tables on the...

Canning Boot Camps are filling up!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Sunday June 23, 2013   -   By Sonya

Just a quick reminder that we have an excellent schedule of Canning Boot Camps this summer. Our new Jam and Jelly Lady Shop in Lebanon has allowed us to market these classes to locals and visitors, but since we are the only comprehensive water/pressure canning...

Which pressure canner is right for you? (part I)

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday May 24, 2013   -   By Sonya

You may have a canner handed down from generation to generation, with great love and care. But is it the right canner for your use?  Over the next few articles, I'm going to explore different canners based on safety, ease-of-use, and engineering. Older...

A New Era for Our Cannery...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday May 22, 2013   -   By Sonya

After 18 years of having babies, making jam, organizing farm markets, running a cannery, teaching new canners, and keeping a (mostly decent) house, I’m finally ready to make a change — a BIG change! So… No more farmer’s markets. A happy, and a sad decision....

Learn to "Put Up" in our licensed cannery!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

The next Canning Boot Camp is Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10-4, in our FDA/ODA inspected cannery, in Lebanon, Ohio.  This hands-on class is geared for people who've never canned; for canners who are unsure of their techniques; for foodies who want to bring...

Getting ready for canning beef stew! Yumm!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

One of my all-time favorite items to put up in the pantry, is Beef Stew!  My garden is full of potato plants, onions and carrots so close to being ready to pull!  Their destination - the pantry shelf!   This has become a yearly task for us, and...

Homemade Pure Maple Syrup Part 2

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 29, 2013   -   By Katie

Last week I shared that we’ve been collecting maple sap for making our own maple syrup. It has been a great family-time endeavor and the first step – collecting maple sap – couldn’t be simpler. To learn how to collect your own maple sap, click here . ...

Farm to Table 2013

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday March 28, 2013   -   By Emily

Once again, I took the farm on the road to Pittsburgh's Farm to Table conference.  This year's event was last weekend.  As in past years, not only did I have a table in the exhibit hall, but I was one of the featured presenters as well.   Our...

Join our next Canning Boot Camp!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday March 18, 2013   -   By Sonya

The next Canning Boot Camp is Sunday, April 21st, 2013, 10-4, in our FDA/ODA inspected cannery, in Lebanon, Ohio.  This hands-on class is geared for people who've never canned; for canners who are unsure of their techniques; for foodies who want to bring...

Canning Boot Camp is this Saturday!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Sonya

Only three days until our next Canning Boot Camp! We still have 3 positions open for anyone who is interested. Before registering online, please email or call to make sure the positions haven't already been taken, because they usually go fast. 513-932-6470 is...

Newly Designed Canning Masters Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday March 06, 2013   -   By Sonya

Fabulous line-up of new Master's Canning Classes (you must have taken our Canning Boot Camp to register for the Master's Classes). Master's Classes are $30, and run from 6:30 to 8:30 in the evening on the posted dates. All materials are provided, and there is...

Two New Canning Boot Camps Scheduled!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday March 01, 2013   -   By Sonya

As I sit here in a cool, quiet cannery, awaiting the first rhubarb of local farmers (quite far off, actually), I appreciate the calm of winter. After our Christmas sales broke 18 years of sales records, I am quite happy to have little to do other than plan...

Bread and Broth

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday October 18, 2012   -   By Katie

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’m hoping to turn my efforts towards some of the non-gardening goals of Arcadia Farms. A major reason why we started this farming thing in the first place was to learn to eat healthy, live sustainably and to be...

Canning Tips, To-Do List Tags & How to Can Yummy S...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Tuesday September 11, 2012   -   By Jean

Heirloom Tomatoes... basil, garlic... oh my!  Summer goodness just keeps flowing into our kitchens from the gardens.  We are busy starting to put our food up for the coming cold months and how wonderful it is to watch those...

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