Rows of strawberry plants
Boxes, carts provided to haul the berries back to the weighing station.
Our kids love picking berries,way more than we can use.
As a result of all that extra berries lying around every year, my dh suggested homemade jams. I tried making some and they were way tastier than store ones. So, now I make jams (almost) every year. The combination of warm jam and bread is irresistible.
I ended up with 6 pints of jams. Even without the "boiling water canning", my jams in the fridge have lasted for over a year without any taste change. However, it is suggested refrigerating for upto 3 weeks without sealing and for 1 year when the jars are sealed through the water canning method. This year, I refrigerated few jars and processed the rest through the boiling water(just in case). The next day, they had a nice tight seal, so I feel good. Any of you have any experience with making and canning jams? How long did your jams last?