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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...

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...

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...

Papaya Season is open and we are shipping!

Blog: Mangos In Paradise, LLC   -   Friday August 17, 2012   -   By Libby

Red Lady Papaya Red Lady Papaya is now in season and it is just wonderful. The flavor is sweet and mild and they make the most delicious papaya smoothies, you have ever made. Our trees are just beautiful and the papaya looks terrific. We harvest the...

Canning Classes: Beginner's Boot Camp in July!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday July 05, 2012   -   By Sonya

Had a ball today with the Master’s crew, working on a plethora of delicious canning recipes: Sweet Pickled Pears, Chad’s Famous Bread and Butter Pickles, Dilly Beans, Italian Tomatoes, Jamaican Tomatoes, and (lastly) Creole Tomatoes. Whew! It was so very hard...

Last Call for June Canning Classes!!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday June 20, 2012   -   By Sonya

This Sunday, June 24th, we'll be hosting our last Canning Boot Camp of June. This 6-hour intensive investigation into the how-what-why of canning is essential for any new canner who wants to use safe, USDA-approved procedures! Although a lot of work, we have a...

Getting ready for Canning Boot Camp in June

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Sunday May 20, 2012   -   By Sonya

It's canning season - and perhaps a little early! I've already been canning Ohio strawberries for three weeks -what the heck? It's so unusual to have these delicious, ruby-red berries in my cooler so early in the year, but you know the saying: make hay while...

Newly Posted Canning Classes

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday March 05, 2012   -   By Sonya

We have a new schedule of canning classes to announce.  I'm going to also post these on Local Harvest as events, but for now will encourage interested folks to check out our website, www.jamandjellylady.com , for detailed descriptions of the...

New Year brings a Newly Inspired Jam!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday January 23, 2012   -   By Sonya

We at the cannery usually take January off as we recover from months and months of harvest, fall festivals, and Christmas business.  But January is panning out a little different in 2012!  Already, we've been asked to stock empty shelves in our our...

Last week in the cannery... Ready to welcome the ...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday December 13, 2011   -   By Sonya

On the home stretch for holiday canning!  And we are wiping the sweat off our brows! We start our holiday canning race in late May, when we receive our first batch of strawberries. The customers automatically start asking for all our strawberry-based...

The Birth of a New Jam...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Thursday November 10, 2011   -   By Sonya

Announcing the newest "seasonal" preserve in our repertoire:  Sugar Plum Preserves!   Unlike our regular Plum Preserves, this spread is much sweeter, not tart. It is made with juicy, ripe plums, granulated sugar (NO HFCS), warm brandy, and...

Buying American products for the holidays

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday November 09, 2011   -   By Sonya

Something to chew on.  Figuratively speaking.   This past weekend, I taught a brilliant group of women how to can.  I got paid for my efforts, and was very thankful for the revenue because our business is like any other retail business:...

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