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How Can I Get Started with Home Canning?
Over the years, canning gradually became a relative novelty. But home canning appears to be making a comeback. Canning is a fun and relatively inexpensive way to preserve the bounty from your garden or the local farmers market. For those trying canning for the first time, it’s best to start with less risky acid foods such as pickles, jams and preserves. These can be prepared using a simple boiling water canner and are a great way to practice carefully following directions. Ensuring the safety of home canned goods is not difficult, but it does require attention to detail. An excellent guide for the beginner or expert home canner is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Complete Guide to Home Canning
, available free online.
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