For many people, summer means canning season! A good handful of us at GreenCupboards are already in a craze to preserve our locally bought and backyard grown veggies and fruits to enjoy year round. Whether it be canned tomatoes, peppers, beans, fish or berry jam, we are all about it at GreenCupboards. Though it may be more convenient to go to the store and buy canned goods, we think the benefits of canning, including saving money and healthier food, far outweigh the extra work.
GreenCupboards sells a variety of items to help you as you can your favorite foods. For measuring out ingredients, try RSVP International’s measuring cups and measuring spoons. RSVP also sells a great stainless steel food mill which is perfect for making smooth or chunky tomato or apple sauce. To ensure you have a clean and easy pour, try RSVP’s wide mouth canning funnel. The flat rim with handles provides stability and an easy, secure grip. Once you are done pouring, use Norpro’s canning bubble popper and measurer. It removes air bubbles before sealing jars.
Canning your own food will save your family money. Preserved and pre-packaged goods can get expensive and add up. Some estimate they save hundreds of dollars over the course of one year by canning their own food. Another great benefit of canning your own food is keeping your kids and family healthy. Canning lets you know exactly what is going into your food and keeps harmful additives and pesticides out! Plus, food made by your own hands always seems to taste better!