This time of the year finds the kitchen counters piled high with tomatoes waiting to be turned in to tomato sauce and salsa, the refrigerator's crisper draws are crammed with string beans and carrots ready to be pressure canned, and cucumbers waiting to be turned into pickles. Yup, it is officially canning season. It can be overwhelming at times but here are some strategies to prepare for canning season.
Take advantage of the seasonal harvests to stock you pantry shelves with home canned carrots and build you home food storage. If you donât grow your own carrots, consider purchasing in bulk at a local farmerâs market when in season and preserve to enjoy all year.