Canning the bounty of the county
We are so fortunate to live in a community with bountiful fruits and vegetables. Canning is one way to extend that bounty into winter, and you don't have to be an expert.
Staff member Nicole Braddock and her mom tried their hand at canning with the help of YouTube videos. Staff member Tracy Ellison canned for the first time this summer by putting up vegetables in refrigerator brine. Editor Aleta George is learning to can strawberry jam from her mother-in-law.
Canning is making a comeback in kitchens across America, and it's a big part of our heritage here in Solano County. With such an abundance of farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, and farm stands in our area, you may want to try it yourself!
Even if you don't have the time for canning, you "can" still enjoy the bounty of our county by frequenting farmers markets and farm stands.
Learn more about what inspired Tracy to start canning.
Photo courtesy of Tracy Ellison