Food Storage Essentials: Flavor and seeing the work of your own hands makes bottling rewarding

by | Jun. 01, 2012

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Finding mouth-watering fresh garden produce is exciting at this time of year, but many then wonder if they should bottle some of that fresh goodness for later. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when making that decision.

First, taste — nothing compares with the wonderful flavor of foods that are home canned or bottled! Commercially canned foods and bottled jams and jellies just do not taste the same.

A second issue to consider is cost. It used to be that it was always more economical to bottle your own food, even when it was purchased at a produce stand or farmers market. However, today is a different story. Unless you can grow your own produce, buying some to preserve will most often cost more than buying commercially canned foods.

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