jams across america: can-it-forward day is aug 13


Can you can? Do you kick out the jam? Pickle some peppers? Or do you want to learn to preserve your garden bounty, but don’t know where to begin? Then tomorrow is your day, folks. National Can-It-Forward day is Saturday August 13, and FreshPreserving along with Canning Across America have organized a massive Seattle-based teaching event at Pike Place Market this weekend, — also live streaming from here all weekend at home-canning parties across the nation. Best part, it’s all free!

Last summer, I tried my hand at blackberry freezer jam, but it never set, so I wound up with 10 jars of delicious compote. This summer, I WILL succeed! Do you can? What’s your favorite thing to “put up”? — Megan B.

Jar photo courtesy of TheBittenWord on Flickr.

From our partners

I’ve got 20 jars of freezer jam currently “put up” for a long winter of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Maybe this will get me motivated to finally pickle the jalapenos from my CSA…


I have 2 jars of okra pickles just about ready to devour, and am gearing up to make beet pickles with some of the tarragon chive vinegar I made a few weeks ago.