Make hay while the sun shines! Canning your cheap summer produce will give you savings that last all through the cold days of winter and right into spring.
Buying food that's in season is usually much cheaper because there's often an oversupply and the food doesn't have to travel so far to get to you. Buy your favorite fruit and veggies while they're cheap in summer and then can them. You'll get some great savings and have the joy of opening little jars of summer all winter long.
There are so many benefits to buying food that's in season and locally grown.
Canning food can save you a lot of money! But, there's also no point in dedicating extra time and ingredients to making food that you won't actually use. Sure you could can a bunch of peach pie filling, but if you don't eat much sugar, it probably won't get used. Before you start canning, have a look at the sorts of foods that your family likes to eat. If you're trying a new recipe and you're not sure if you'll all like it, make a small batch and give it a taste first.
Canning isn't just for your grandma! It's making a real comeback and home-canned food is a lovely, unique gift that doesn't break the budget. If you're wanting to gift your canned foods then you'll want to stock up on some pretty canning jars. A nice ribbon and a label (it can be hand-written) finish the gift off perfectly.
Summer is a time of fun and abundance. Make the most of your summer this year without breaking the bank. Save has great tips and ideas to help you enjoy summer and still stick to your budget. Check out this great Summer Family Bucket List or these tips on How To Store Your Fruit and Vegetables to Make Them Last Longer.