Canning is a great way to save a ton of money.
If you have a garden, farmers market, store with great sales, or great family and friends who share their garden blessings with you, you can can enough to stretch your dollars.
If you have not canned before, fear not! There are lots of books that can help you:
Canning and Preserving All in One for Dummies – Dummy books really have great advice and great tips for newbies to canning and all things involved.
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving – This is a great reference book on canning. My grandma had one, my mom has one and I have this version.
If you are canning and need pressure canning, this is a great canner to use.
You may want to purchase an additional canning rack, so you can double stack pint jars (two high) in your canner. The canner above allows me to do this, allowing me to double what we are canning at one time.
If you canning requires a water bath, this set would work great for that. A blancher is great if you have to blanch your tomatoes.
Get a veggie mill to get the seeds out of your canning goodies so you can make tomato juice, or to make jelly.
Once you have these tools, you’ll just need jars, food and some time to can al your goodies.
What is your must have tool when you are canning?