It is that time to preserve what we grew. Here is my favorite way to preserve my strawberries. Psst… and it’s really easy!
These are some of the strawberries that I have been picking from my garden.
I prefer to blend my strawberries, not crush them. I am not fond of chunks. I am pretty sure that this is NOT recommended, but I have had good luck for the last couple of years with this method.
Next, I added the pectin. Then the sugar.
Once it was completely mixed and clump-free I poured the jam into the freezer jars.
Here is the final product. I let it set up for a while then into the freezer. It will stay in the freezer for a year.
For anyone who lives in Central Oregon, I have ran into some information that I thought I would share with all of you.
1)Redmond Community Organic Gardenwill have a Grand Opening Sat, May 30th, from 12:00 to 3:00. They have 18 raised beds available for lease. 724 SW 14th (off SW Glacier), 541.390.1594
2)OSU Extension Office offers a Food Safety/Preservation Hotline, for any preserving questions you may have, Monday-Thursday 9:00 to 4:00, 1.800.354.7319
3)OSU Extension Office Food Preservation Publications
June 18 Low Sugar Spreads
June 25 Jams, Jellies, & Syrups
July 8 Pie Fillings
August 11 Pickles
August 20 Flavored Oils and Vinegars abd Gift Baskets
September 17 Pressure Canning and Smoke Fish
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