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Friday, September 14, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday #19

Good Morning


Welcome to Farm Fresh Friday!

The tomatoes just keep coming!!

Yesterday I put up my last batch of 
tomato juice!
Tuesday I put up the last batch of "Sallsa"!

I'm still befuddled by my last batch of salsa,
that was my fifth batch this season...
I did them all exactly the same
and yet none of the jars sealed??

I waited and waited...
I got up a 3 A.M. to check
and NOT ONE jar sealed!!

Sall got up early the next morning,
emptied them all back into the pot 
heated to boiling and put them in 
4 new quart jars,
those sealed, Finally!

I think I'm going to have to 
write a gripe-letter to KERR!
(what a pain!)

From seed packets and tender little 
starter plants...

After months of tending those
beautiful vegetables...

when harvest comes,
you totally expect the 
jars you buy to store them
in will do the job!

Ugh, sometimes this canning process
can be very frustrating!!
(I'll let ya know how my 
gripe letter to KERR turns out)

sister and I got to spend the 
night in the city last Friday!

With a Farmer's Market,
Sidewalk Art Festival,
 our aunt's auction sale,
and our brother's 60th birthday party
all scheduled for Saturday...
we decided to get 
a motel room and stay 
the night so we could get 
an early start and hit it ALL!!

It was a busy day

The Farmer's Market was just 
a block from our motel room
in Sioux Falls.

Visiting with the vendors is such a delight...
I love talking shop with people
who love to garden and can!!
There is always something
new to learn in the business of 
growing and marketing your own product!!

Have you tried selling a product 
at a farmer's market?
Do you have any tips you'd like to share?

 This is a place to share all things FRESH,
 homemade and/or home-grown.
There is no rule that it has to be made by you or grown by you,
just the fact that it was 
hand made or grown by somebody
and not mass-produced or imported from Timmbucktu is good enough for us!!

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Sall’s Country Life


Country Gal said...

Looks and sounds like a perfect day to me ! Lovely photos . I hope you get your Gripe in and well to the them , that was a pain for sure ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Lynne said...

Looks like a great market area . . . Non sealing jars . . . let them have it!

Nancy Claeys said...

I've had some issues with Kerr. I have gone back to Ball. Thanks for hosting Lisa! xo

barb said...

Country girl turned city slicker for a day!

It's me said...

I wish i wish we had such markets here !!..lovely weekend...xxx..

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on finishing the canning! the farmer's market BREAD looks delish!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

**knocking on wood** I've never had problems with jars not sealing...but then all I use is Ball. I don't think they even sell Kerr around here, haha. I can only imagine your frustration!!

Karen said...

Hi Lisa, oh, how I envy you the tomato supply. Our tomato crop was non-existent this year. And I've had the same experience with Kerr lids at times, I don't know what it is about them. Ball lids seem to work best for me, too, but I cannot always get them around here. I'm glad you were able to save the batch, it's such a shame to have them fail.

Lovely pictures as always, and always a delight to visit.