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Tips for Canning Carrots

Canning carrots is easy with these helpful tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You put a lot of hard work into your garden, and reap the rewards of homegrown vegetables. Preserving those vegetables is actually pretty simple. One easy-to-can vegetable? Carrots! Canning carrots requires the right size mason jars and a pressure canner. A water bath canner won’t get hot enough to kill the bacteria that can cause botulism. With(…)

Why Am I Losing Liquid In My Canning Jars?

Find out some causes and solutions as to why your canning jars are losing liquid. Home canning is a great way to preserve fruits, vegetables and more. When you’re done processing, sometimes you can lose water or canning liquid. Your food isn’t covered anymore. There are a few reasons why this can happen while you’re canning. Read through these common causes and solutions as to why your canning jars are(…)

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(…)

Color Changes In Canned Food

After canning then it is time for eating! However, you’ve gone to the pantry only to discover that your canned food has changed from the bright colors when you first canned to a duller shade now. You don’t have to crinkle your nose and throw it out, we here at Blain’s Farm & Fleet have a list of common canning problems and solutions. Canned Food Jars Didn’t Seal Properly Proper(…)

How To Can Tomatoes

You’ve been growing tomatoes all season long and now it is time to harvest and can them. Canning tomatoes is a great way to preserve all your hard work from your garden and can provide the perfect addition to any meal. Use them to make spaghetti sauce, salsa, stew or just eat them plain. Learn how to can tomatoes using a pressure canner or water bath canner. How to Can(…)

Quick & Easy Salsa Recipe

Use our easy salsa recipe to impress all your friends and family with homemade salsa. You might think that canning salsa is a difficult and daunting task. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can make delicious homemade salsa, perfect for canning. Our salsa recipe uses salsa mix, vinegar and tomatoes. That’s it! Salsa Recipe Instructions 1. Thoroughly wash all tomatoes. 2. Bring stock pot of water to a(…)

How To Can Green Beans

Learn how to can green beans and enjoy your vegetable garden all year round. Growing green beans in the garden this year? Delicious and healthy for you and your family, you can enjoy green beans all year round. Canning green beans is done by pressure canning. Green beans have low acidity so pressure canning is the best way to can. Read below how to can green beans and make your(…)

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Canning homemade spaghetti sauce has never been easier. We at Blain’s Farm & Fleet have a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that you and your family will be sure to love! How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Thoroughly wash tomatoes before beginning. Bring pot of water to a boil. Blanch tomatoes for 3 minutes in boiling water After 3 minutes, dip tomatoes into cold water. Cut out cores and remove skins.(…)

How to Can Asparagus

Asparagus can grow at tremendous speeds and in large batches. Don’t let it go to waste. Learn how to can asparagus at home! Canning asparagus is a fun and healthy activity. You can eat your homegrown asparagus all year round. You’ll need a pressure canner for this project. Water bath canning won’t be enough to kill the bacteria that can cause botulism. How to Can Asparagus 1. Heat up your(…)


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