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Food Safety: Keeping Food Fresh Ideas relating to canning all types of foods, can also cover freezing for preservation, long term storage, avoiding spoilage and other safety concerns.

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Old 09-05-2007, 11:01 AM
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Quick Question --- Can I can produce from the supermarket or does it have to be fresh produce (garden, etc.)

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:28 AM
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I have canned green beans from the store, fresh kind not frozen. Oh and I have canned corn on the cob, just buy one those things that shucks corn off the cob and of course, boil the corn first before canning it. Both these methods I used a large pressure cooker and did the lbs. per pressure as noted in the Ball canning book.

Just be sure to clean good and follow the rules in the Ball canning book.

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Old 09-07-2007, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for the tip, Anna. I'll start with the green beans and see how it goes.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:34 AM
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Yes, you can use produce from the grocer. Just be sure you wash it well.

I have actually canned green beans as well and froze corn on the cob.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:09 AM
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Yes you can do canning with produce from your local grocery store...wash it thoroughly and follow your recipe for canning...I just finished making 47 1/2 pints of pickles...

You can also make your jams from fruit at your local grocery store...

I have never used a pressure cooker for canning or preserving...
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:00 AM
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Everyones advice is good. Make sure if you are picking store produce to look for the freshest available. Also Farmers Markets are a good source of produce to can--usually fresh and often cheaper than grocery store prices.
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