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How to Use a Steam Juicer for Canning

Learn how to use a steam juicer for canning with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Preserving fruits and vegetables from your garden or local farmer’s market can be done a few different ways. One way to use that fresh produce year round is with a steam juicer. It’s great for juicing all those delicious fruits and vegetables, and using that juice for liqueur, jelly, jam and juice. Plus, it’s easy to(…)

Hot Pack Canning vs Cold Pack Canning

Learn about the difference between hot pack canning and cold pack canning. Do you want to learn how to can just like Grandma did? With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about cold pack and hot pack canning methods, and which one will work best with your home canner. What’s the Difference Between Hot Pack Canning and Cold Pack Canning? Cold Pack Canning Cold pack canning(…)

Home Canning Basics

Home canning is not complicated. It’s a simple procedure of applying heat to food in a closed jar in order to prevent decay. By putting prepared food into home canning jars and sealing them with two-piece vacuum caps, you can eliminate one part of the decay process, which is exposure to the air. By heating the filled jars to the proper temperature (as listed in the recipe), you eliminate another part: The spoilage(…)

Canning Supplies Must Haves

Do you want to learn your grandma’s canning recipe for homemade strawberry jam? If you are new to canning it is important to have all of the right canning supplies before you begin. We here at Blain’s Farm & Fleet want to help you get started with our handy guide to canning. Canning Supplies: Canning Rack If you are planning on water bath canning, make sure that you have a(…)

Strawberry Jam Recipe for Canning

Enjoy the taste of summer all year round with our easy strawberry jam recipe. With just a few simple ingredients and our strawberry jam recipe, you can enjoy your own homemade strawberry jam. You can find all your canning supplies at Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re just getting started, you might want a canning kit. The canning kits include the basic tools you’ll need for canning: a jar lifter,(…)

Canning Jars: Find the Right Size

There are a few different styles of canning jars to choose from, but how can you tell what jars will work best for your canning needs? Let us help you choose the right jar size for all your preserving projects. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has all the canning jars you need. The two basic types of canning jars are regular and wide mouth. Each type comes in several different sizes that(…)

Canning Headspace Rules

If you are relatively new to canning, you might not know the meaning of the term “canning headspace,” and its importance in the canning process. Canning headspace is the empty space that is left in your jar after you add the contents and before you put the mason jar lid on. No matter what you are canning, leaving the correct amount of space specified before processing the jar is extremely(…)

Water Bath Canning

Water bath canning is the easiest and least expensive method of canning. This makes it great for novice canners and experts alike. The process of water bath canning provides canners quite a few canning options, such as canning jellies, jams, vegetables, fruits and pickles. There are some limitations to water bath canning, namely foods that have low acidity, including many vegetables and meats. Water bath canning does not adequately preserve low acid foods,(…)


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