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Ball Canning’s Freezer-Life Storage Guide

Get the best quality with this freezer-life storage guide from Ball and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Storing your food in the freezer is a great way to preserve your goods for a longer time. Having a guide can help you safely preserve and enjoy all your hard work. According to Ball, these approximate storage times are based upon a freezer temperature of 0°F or lower. Always follower a freezing recipe(…)

Canning With a Glass Top Stove

Learn about canning with a glass top stove with Ball and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Home preserving is a great way to enjoy fruit, vegetables and more all year long. If you’re new to canning, you need to know some of the basics – including equipment. Many homes have glass top stoves, and people new to canning often wonder if they’re safe for canning. There are a few things to(…)

Tips for Storing Canned Food

Follow these tips for safely storing canned food from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Home canning is an affordable and practical way to preserve all your hard work in the garden. While there are certain steps you have to take when you’re canning food, there are also safety precautions when it comes to storing canned food. With these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can safely store your canned food(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

How to Can Beets

Canning beets is a great way to enjoy your harvest all year round. Pickling is one of the most popular ways to preserve beets. But did you know you can simply can them with water and a pinch of salt? You don’t have to go through all the trouble of pickling. With a little help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll be canning beets in no time! How to Can(…)

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(…)


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