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PLANNING FOR CANNING SEASON

Planning ahead - and properly - is essential to getting the most out of canning season. There are a few aspects to consider:

1.Planting and Growing:

  • What are you planting?
  • Will it grow in your region?
  • When (what season) does it grow best?

Check out the interactive Canning Map to see what's in season.

2.Harvest and Yield

  • When is the ideal harvest period for what I've planted?
  • What yield can I expect from my harvest?
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To guarantee the most delicious preserved foods, always begin with the best quality produce at its peak of ripeness.

Seed to Harvest Guide

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Choose Your Region
Choose Your produce

Middle Midwest : Carrots

  • June-October
  • 2- 3 lb/quart

Download a printable Seed to Harvest Guide here

3. Purchasing Produce

Some canners prefer to supplement their own harvest by purchasing produce from the local market. For canners without the space to grow their own fruits and vegetables, the farmers market can provide fresh and wholesome options in their peak season.

Produce Purchase Guide

Choose Your Produce

Carrots(Sliced)

  • Purchase Amount: 5 - 6 medium, without tops
  • Weight: 1 lb.
  • Preparation: sliced
  • Prepared Yield: 3 cups

Download a printable Produce Purchase Guide here

4.Canning & Jars

  • What recipes do I plan to prepare?
  • How many canning jars (and which sizes) will I need, based on my expected yield and recipe selection/s?