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Canning 2011 Retrospective

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November 13, 2011 by Sara Kreidler

This week we will receive the final CSA box of the regular season (although we will be receiving bi-weekly winter boxes of cold storage items from December 9 – March 28).  This morning, we put up 7 more quarts of apple sauce and declared the 2011 canning season officially over.  It’s been a great run — we had a lot of fun, made a lot of messes, and I only seriously burned myself twice.  Not too shabby.

I’ve been keeping an inventory of our jars as we progressed through the season, and I’ve managed to blog most of the recipes.  I did this not only to share with those of you who read this blog, but also so we can keep track of what we made and how made it.  We will refer back to these recipes next season, and the inventory we’ve kept will help us to decide how much to make next year (hopefully we’ll be popping open the last of the jars in early spring, in time to start the cycle over again).

Here’s the final count:

That’s a grand total of 282 jars (149 quarts, 118 pints, 15 half pints) of food put up for winter.

We also froze the following:

The end of our canning season means that you won’t see any new canning posts for a while (although I may post about yesterday’s Indian spiced picked carrots and daikon radishes in a few weeks, but I’m not sure yet how they turned out since I accidentally changed up the spices from the recipe I was following…cumin and coriander are NOT the same, for future reference).  You will see lots of new recipe posts in the coming months that put these various canned goods to use, though, and I’ll make a note of it in the recipe.  So, stay tuned.

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One thought on “Canning 2011 Retrospective

  1. […] the jars that remain on our larder shelves and compared it to the end of canning season inventory list I posted in November.  We made too much of some things, not enough of others, and some were spot on.  Also, there were […]

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