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Preserving Local Produce

First of all, a huge shout out to the Peachtree Road Farmers Market – they do an amazing job with providing an avenue for local Georgia farmers to sell their products to people like me :)

I’ve begun the process of following in my Grandmama’s footsteps – I canned strawberry jam and froze green beans!  Some EXCELLENT resources that helped me along the way:

So my first venture was the jam.  I purchased some beautiful strawberries from Burge Farms at the farmers market and was pretty darn proud of how it turned out!  I made some shortbread to go with the jam and oh my goodness, why didn’t I ever do this before?

Fresh Strawberries from the Market

My very first strawberry jam! So tasty!

So then, a couple weeks later, I purchased some green beans from Planted Rock Farm – they we so flavorful and the texture so spot on that the next week I went back for 3 lbs. to freeze.  My favorite part of putting up beans and peas is how darn green they get once you blanch them.  Truly beautiful!

Fresh Green Beans

Blanched Green Beans Cooling

I can’t wait for peaches to come into season!