If you’re planning on preserving your produce this fall harvest, it’s important to plan ahead and have all of the tools you’ll need. Being prepared can help save time, ease stress and make clean up a breeze! Preserving local fruits and veggies is a fun way to support your local community and savor the farm-fresh flavors all year long.
Must-haves for fall canning:
• Large soup pot or pressure canner
• Jars and lids
• Funnel, for easy fill-up of jars (mess-free!)
-> Visit a local store like Mountain View Farm & Garden to get your fall canning supplies!
Don’t forget, you’ll also need:
• Lemon Juice
• Butter (Add 1 TB and melt before canning jam or jelly to reduce foam!)
-> Stock up on apples & fall produce at Shatzer’s Fruit Market!
Recipe Ideas for Fall Canning
Plan ahead to stock your shelves or whip up some tasty holiday treats!
• Apple Butter
• Peach Pie Filling
• Sliced Pears
• Classic Tomato Marinara Sauce
• Garden Salsa
What’s your favorite thing to can? Leave your recipe idea in the Comments!
Fall apples are a fresh, Pennsylvania favorite! Autumn offers the pick of the litter when it comes to this locally produced fruit. Perfect for mid-day snacking, baked in a pie, or start canning now to have holiday presents for friends and family!
One classic way to preserve is by making apple butter. Apple butter has a long history in the Pennsylvania & Ohio areas – like tapping trees for maple syrup, it was often a big celebration, with families and friends all gathering to pitch in for this yearly tradition.
Apples are are peeled, corred and boiled to create this sweet and creamy fruit butter. Copper kettles were a mainstay of this tradition, kept with a fire underneath for an entire day to make a batch of apple butter. Now, apple butter can be made worry-free at home in a crock-pot or with some watch, on the stove.
To make your own apple butter at home, follow one of these recommended recipes:
Crock Pot Apple Butter
Classic All Day Apple Butter
Applesauce Apple Butter
What’s your favorite way to enjoy Fall apples? Fresh from the tree? Pie? Crisp? Carmel dipped? Share your Favorite in our Comments!