With winter over, our planning can finally turn to the hope of a new growing season.  These warmer days bring with them the promise, if not the anticipation of new things to grow and eventually preserve.

With today’s show, I walk you through a short checklist of things you can do now to keep your home canning safe, cost effective, and fun. Some simple planning now can make a huge difference later.

Things in Today’s Show

  • Why I include the “Life in the North Woods” segment in my shows.
  • A systematic and safe way to go through your inventory of home canned goods.
  • Tips for coming up with a great home canning plan for the whole season.
  • Making sure you have adequate supplies and ingredients.
  • Things to do to prepare and inspect equipment you use in your home canning.

Listener Questions Answered in Today’s Show

  • What’s a good way to transport produce on an airplane for canning later on at home?
  • What are some good home canning ideas for spring?
  • A question on noodles in commercially prepared soups versus home canned soups,
  • How can you be sure if older family recipes are safe?

If you have a question you’d like answered, you can always send an email to john<at>canningseason.com or leave a voice mail message at 763-260- 4250.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show (all are affiliate links)–

Marisa McClellan’s new book, Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces

Blue Book Guide to Preserving

Back To Basics Apple And Potato Peeler

Canner I use:  Presto 1755 16-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker/Canner

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