A local, organic farmer planted too much cauliflower and asked us if I could do something with them. He liked dilly beans and wondered if we could do the same with cauliflower. I said, “Sure CAN!” Much to my surprise, he then asked for us to pickle 100 (quart) jars of his organic cauliflower and carrots!
I love “putting up” the harvest, so this was a challenge I could handle. In fact, last year I canned nearly 600 jars. So, with this order for 100, I think I will be close to topping that number this year.
With the homestead a daily hubbub these days, we had to wait until after hours to have a block of time to prep and put up. Some nights we were up past midnight. Now that was something I couldn’t handle without COFFEE! Thanks to a friend lending a hand, we were able to put the jars up in three nights!
This was our first canning-for-hire job and we are pleased to report that the farmer was mighty pleased with the results. Not only was he thrilled, he gave Sis and me a pretty decent tip! THANKS!!!!
Come summer , will you be in pickle with a boat load of vegetables?
Without the use of a pressure canner, storing vegetables in vinegar-based brine is a great way to make them last, not to mention it is healthful, too!
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