Monday, September 21, 2009

Canning Pears

Look what I found!

Portland Preserve.

I went poking around the Internet this evening to determine how hard it would be to can the bag of pears I have sitting in my drawer, and it looks like it's hardly any trouble at all. Tomorrow I plan to locate me a jar gripper, a few jars, and a big pot, and presto! I'm going to have some fantastic pears this winter for fairly cheap.

Now, I've watched and helped mom can lots of times, but my start to finish concept of the project was a little fuzzy, so I watched a very helpful five minute demonstration which just so happened to be from Portland Preserve. It's very pleasing when the best (or most readily available) solution to my problem originates in my very own stomping grounds.

I'm going to go investigate what else I could can that's also for sale at my local farm.


  1. Ah, the apple didn't fall far from the tree, did it? (pear, in this case, I s'pose...)

  2. Hey Girl!
    It’s fun to connect with you again. This is great! Yep, Stephen and I got married in June. Can’t believe it’s been 3 months already. Time flies.
    How are you? What are you up to? Are you really in Switzerland?!?!?! Fill me in on what you’re doing these days when you have the chance.
    ~ Sarah

  3. So where is the demonstration video? It's not immediately obvious to me upon visiting their homepage. Could you include a link, please?

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