Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Dirt the Movie" Tomorrow!!

Post by Marilyn of Organic Edibles

Dirt The Movie is playing at Theater 7 this Friday -- Join us !

Friday, December 9, 2011, 7:00 PM

Theater 7 1406 3rd Street, Las Vegas, NV (map)

We are joining the Permaculture Meetup Group along with others to watch - "Dirt The Movie" Join us at Films That Feed film festival for an insightful film on the living world of our soil. Raffle for the permaculture designed garden will be announced! Admission is 2 canned good items for donation to Three Square or 1 unwrapped new toy for Toys for Tots Check out the Films That Feed website for more information.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Local Organic Honey

   
Post by Marilyn at Organic Edibles

If you have been looking for local, organic honey -- We've got it.  Our local Bee Keeper has been busy - come and get some - it's not going to last long.  

Contact Marilyn for more info 604-3165

Veggie Market at Cowboy Trail Farm!

Post and Picture by Marilyn at Organic Edibles

VEGGIE MARKET AT COWBOY TRAIL FARM IS OPEN IN DECEMBER BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

When:  By Appointment only!

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm (6550 Cowboy Trail, Las Vegas, NV)
Look for flags and drive thru to the backyard -- we are the 2nd house on the right at the end of Ano St & Cowboy Trail

CONTACT MARILYN FOR MORE INFO 604-3165

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Veggie Market at Cowboy Trail Farm!!

Post and Picture by Marilyn at Organic Edibles

VEGGIE MARKET AT COWBOY TRAIL FARM IS OPEN EVERY SATURDAY

When:  Every Saturday 9:00 AM

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm (6550 Cowboy Trail, Las Vegas, NV)
Look for flags and drive thru to the backyard -- we are the 2nd house on the right at the end of Ano St & Cowboy Trail

WE WILL BE OPEN FOR FRESH, ORGANIC VEGGIES EVERY SATURDAY. OUR SUMMER CROPS WILL BE ENDING SOON AND OUR FALL CROPS ARE BEING PLANTED SO PICK UP YOUR ASSORTMENT FOR YOUR BBQ PARTIES & FAMILY DINNERS

HERE' S OUR LIST THIS WEEKEND :

SUMMER SQUASH & PATTYPAN SQUASH

CIPOLLINI ONIONS

GREEN BEANS & CUCUMBERS

EGGPLANT - JAPANESE & ITALIAN

PEPPERS - SWEET & HOT

THAI CHILES or HABANERO CHILES

ASIAN TURNIPS & CARROTS

WILD ARUGULA / SWISS CHARD / KALE

MELONS

FRESH EGGS - $4/ dz (add $ .50 or bring a carton)

AND MORE --

COME EARLY AND THE GET THE FIRST PICK -

TIME : 9:0am - NOON

CONTACT MARILYN FOR MORE INFO 604-3165

Monday, October 17, 2011

Join CSA - Organic & Nevada Grown Produce Only!

Post and Pictures by Marilyn at Organic Edibles

WHAT'S A CSA ? Answer : Community Supported Agriculture
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2011, 9:00 AM
WHERE:  Cowboy Trail Farm (6550 Cowboy Trail, Las Vegas, NV)
Look for flags and drive thru to the backyard -- we are the 2nd house on the right at the end of Ano St & Cowboy Trail

OUR INTRODUCTION TO OUR CSA HAS STARTED STRONG !

BE A MEMBER OF OUR CSA AND SUPPORT OUR FARM AND OUR PARTNERED FARMS

LEARN MORE -- As a member, you will be supporting our Farm and partnered Farms so we can continue to buy more seeds, tools, etc, and to keep providing all of you with fresh, organic Food.

You will receive a "basket" of our fresh local veggies, herbs, and other goodies to enjoy every week, every other week, or on a one time basis . Our baskets will include ONLY LOCAL ORGANIC produce / items. Each basket will feed a family of 2 to 4 people. We are introducing our baskets for only $15 and includes a variety of our Fall crops. It may include zucchini, cucumbers, greens, and herbs, or ? . The variety of produce will change every week. You can join (no cost to join) and enjoy a one-time basket or weekly baskets. (this offer may change in 2012 Spring)

Our Fall crops are ready to load into each basket for a limited time since the Fall/ Winter season will end by first frost. We may continue throughout the winter since we have our hoop houses to protect our crops from freezing.

Come out and be the first to join our CSA -- you'll LOVE FRESH !

I want to thank all of you who have volunteered your precious time to help at our Farm and supported us to continue our efforts to bring our "Community Together thru FOOD" and to share what we Grow to those in need as well.

WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT -- ( Please RSVP so I know how many "baskets" to consider on putting together )

PICK UP YOUR BASKET AT COWBOY TRAIL FARM - EVERY SATURDAY 9am - 10am

PLEASE BRING YOUR COOLER BAG OR ICE CHEST

If you have any questions, please contact Marilyn -- 604-3165 or e-mail direct at organicedibles(at)gmail(dot)com

GOOD NEWS . . . if you live in the South or East part of town, or can't get to our Farm we will be making arrangements to deliver to a designated location in your area. Our mobile refrigerated veggie van will keep your "baskets" cold and fresh. (we would like to have a minimum of 10 members in these areas.)

TELL A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO JOIN US TOO.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Baking Demonstration by King Arthur Flour... in Henderson!

I am SO excited about this!!  
I will be there and hope to see you too!!

FREE Baking Demos by King Arthur Flour

Wednesday October 19th 
Wildhorse Golf Club
2100 Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV

12:00 pm demo
Perfect Pie and Savory Scones

7:00 pm demo
Baking with Yeast & Whole Grains


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Canning Cajun Style - Tomatoes and Marinades NEW DATE!!

Post by Cherie T

What: Tomatoes & Marinades

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 AM (NEW DATE!!)

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Canning Cajun Style
6765 Hidden Heritage Ct.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
(Off Hollywood & Stewart)


Our 3rd Food Preservation Workshop will be Saturday, October 22nd. Get ready to impress your family and friends with your own delicious homemade tomato products. We'll be creating and canning the freshest tomato’s and marinades possible. Besides then you know what is in your canning product!!

Let’s get ready for fall; it’s not too late to enjoy the bounty of wonderful products we have available to preserve. Learn how to “slip tomatoes” and can wonderful tasty tomatoes. Make it Italian, why pay the high cost of “stewed tomatoes” in a can when you can put your own up on your selves to use later?

This is going to be so much fun be sure to RSVP as soon as possible SPACE IS LIMITED.

Just remember to bring your apron and your curiosity and we will teach you the USDA guidelines for safe canning of tomato products and have fun to boot!!

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids. Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars. 

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations. We will have other workshops in this series are as follows: Fruits, James Jellies, Pie Fillings, Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron. For more information call area code 702 phone 544-8049.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Canning Cajun Style - Tomatoes and Marinades

Post by Cherie T

What: Tomatoes & Marinades (click to download the PDF form)

When: Saturday, October 15, 2011 9:00 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Blush CafĂ© Cajun Style (Inside Blush Salon) 
Canning Cajun Style 702-851-3100 X 101 
6360 South Pecos Rd, #4 Las Vegas, NV 8912
(Off Pecos & Sunset one (1) block North of Sunset East side of Pecos)


Our 3rd Food Preservation Workshop will be Saturday, October 15th. Get ready to impress your family and friends with your own delicious homemade tomato products. We'll be creating and canning the freshest tomato’s and marinades possible. Besides then you know what is in your canning product!!

Let’s get ready for fall; it’s not too late to enjoy the bounty of wonderful products we have available to preserve. Learn how to “slip tomatoes” and can wonderful tasty tomatoes. Make it Italian, why pay the high cost of “stewed tomatoes” in a can when you can put your own up on your selves to use later?

This is going to be so much fun be sure to RSVP as soon as possible SPACE IS LIMITED.

Just remember to bring your apron and your curiosity and we will teach you the USDA guidelines for safe canning of tomato products and have fun to boot!!

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids. Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars. 

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations. We will have other workshops in this series are as follows: Fruits, James Jellies, Pie Fillings, Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron. For more information call area code 702 phone 544-8049.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Meat Source by Elizabeth Kay

Post by Elizabeth Kay

Last year, I started buying my beef from some ranches that I felt fed their cattle the way I wanted, and I liked knowing my food was fresher - I also appreciated the challenge of utilizing a cow better, rather than being a type of person that uses only a few select cuts. Anyways, I enjoyed my experience so much, but have had a challenge of finding a similar avenue for chicken. Plus, I don't have a big enough freezer yet. :) But, because of this, I've always just bought organic chicken -- WAY expensive, but I just tried to figure out how to cheapen everything else to make this work. But, I just came across this neat business - it's kind of like what we do, but it's with meat! They offer one special per month, and they have locations all over, including Las Vegas, and all over Utah! The only catch is, you buy in bulk, just like our orders. So, I decided to sign on and see what kinds of things I come across. This month is bacon - it sounds delicious, but I KNOW I won't use that much bacon, so I'm trying to see if any of my family members are interested. I thought I'd pass this interesting idea on, in case some of you were interested in the same thing. Sounds interesting, we'll see. I've heard that they have great high quality stuff, but we'll see. It's on my list to try it! :) If you are interested, click on this link (or cut and paste), and it will take you to it. When you go to it, if they ask for a referral, will you put in my code? It's: self-reliant network. Please don't feel pressured to go sign up, i know this isn't everyone's type of thing, it was just a thought.

https://www.zayconfoods.com/refer/zf44690

Also, if you are interested in beef/meat orders, let me know - there are a few people in the valley that coordinate orders for bulk beef, and I'll forward you the info! :)


Elizabeth Kay, Self-reliant Network
poohnda(at)hotmail(dot)com
702-219-6700

Friday, September 23, 2011

Organic Edibles - Barefoot Fruit Trees (New Order)

Post by Marilyn at Organic Edibles!

WE HAVE REQUESTS TO BUY BAREROOT TREES AGAIN FROM QUITE A FEW MEMBERS THIS YEAR FOR 2012 SPRING PLANTING. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OR MORE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP.

IF WE DO NOT GET A MINIMUM ORDER OF 100 TREES, THE NURSERY WILL NOT ACCEPT OUR ORDER.

CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY VIA E-MAIL -- organicedibles(at)gmail(dot)com

OR CALL ME AT 604-3165

THESE ARE THE SAME VARIETIES GROWN AT OUR COWBOY TRAIL FARM ORCHARD

A FEW TYPES ARE : PEACHES, PEARS, PLUMS, PLUOTS, APPLES, APRICOTS, POMEGRANITE,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

LV Family Market

The LV Family Market opens October 1st on South Las Vegas Blvd.

You can check out their web page or "like" them on Facebook!

LV Family Market
9155 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

All about Pectins for making Jams featuring Jana!


What fun to see Jana Darrington from the Master Food Preservers Class!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Raw Honey & Pear Orders by Elizabeth Kay

First, we are rounding up the raw honey order, so if you are wanting any, get a hold of me asap - money is due by Friday. Honey will be delivered either this weekend or next, depending on Honeyman's schedule, weather, etc. So, I'll keep you posted as to when I get it. I can almost taste it... :)

For pears, we didn't hit our mark as far as orders go, but we spoke with the farmer and are going ahead with an order. These pears are Bartlett(the green ones), they are from Utah, and they come in a half-bushel (around 27 pounds). Each box is $20. We are taking orders/payments until next Monday, and are planning on picking them up next weekend, again, depending on the farmer. If you are opening this order to your ward, feel free to give them my email address, number, etc. I know this is short notice, but just let me know if you need a little more time, and I'll see what I can do. I have always canned my pears, but I heard from someone in the network that pear jam is delicious. I just might try it this year. :) Oh, and one last thing - because the farmer was still willing to work with us even though we didn't hit the order number he needed, let's try to spread the word as much as we can so hopefully, we get the number anyway. :) That would be a nice surprise for him...

Hope you all are enjoying your harvest season as much as I am!! I'll be all pooped out by the end of it all. But, my pantry will be full... :)


Elizabeth Kay, Self-reliant Network
poohnda(at)hotmail(dot)com
702-219-6700

Beets & Carrots (Food Sourcing)

My name is Pat Fairbairn. I live in Las Vegas and Kingman. I was buying some canning jars at the store in Las Vegas this weekend and a Master food processor identified herself to me. I did some research and came up with your website and email. In Arizona I am working with a grower. We are cleaning out the fields for the next planting. We have a considerable quantity of beets and carrots. I was wondering if your group would be interested in purchasing some of these. We have been selling to small markets in Las Vegas and Mohave Valley. We are not certified organic because we have not applied and paid for the certs. We may this next year as we are expanding from 6 acres to 21 acres.

If you are interested you can contact me at 928-757 v-0516. We are going to pull them up by this Friday. I'm very interested in your group. I've been making pickles for the past 5 weeks trying to use up some of the produce we have been hauling in. I hope I have time to take you course when available.

Sincerely,
Pat F.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Organic Edibles - Canning Class "Homemade Pie Fillings"

Post by Marilyn, Picture from foodnetwork.com

What: Homemade Pie Fillings

When: Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:30 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm
6550 Cowboy Trail NW - off 215 & Bradley
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Our 4th Food Preservation Workshop will be Saturday, October 15th. Get ready to impress your family and friends with your own delicious homemade pies. We'll be creating and canning the best pie fillings you've ever tasted -- apple, blueberry and peach . The best part will be baking the pies from your creations and eat a slice to make sure you've done them right !

Even better -- you'll get to take a jar of pie filling home !

This is going to be a popular class -- RSVP today.

Just grab your apron and we'll provide the rest. Each person will take home a jar to start your collection.

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids. Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars.

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations

Other Food Preservation Workshops in this series will include: Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron.

Registration Fee: $30 pp -- Please send your check payable to Organic Edibles

7121 W. Craig Rd, #113-152, Las Vegas, NV 89129 or pay via PayPal

For more information, contact: Marilyn 604-3165

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Organic Edibles - Canning Class "The Sweet Gift of Jams and Jellies"

Post by Marilyn, Picture from relativelyrecipes.com

What: The Sweet Gift of Jams and Jellies

When: Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:30 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm
6550 Cowboy Trail NW - off 215 & Bradley
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Our 3rd Food Preservation Workshop will be Saturday, September 17th. Join us and learn how to can your own jams and jellies for gift-giving. The holidays are just around the corner and a basket full of jams and jellies is the perfect gift. We will be using USDA approved recipes with no or low sugars.

Just grab your apron and we'll provide the rest. Each person will take home a jar to start your collection.

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids. Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars.

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations

Other Food Preservation Workshops in this series will include: Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron.

Registration Fee: $30 pp -- Please send your check payable to Organic Edibles

7121 W. Craig Rd, #113-152, Las Vegas, NV 89129 or pay via PayPal

For more information, contact: Marilyn 604-3165

Pears Anyone? by Elizabeth Kay

So, we've accidentally come across a farmer that sells Bartlett pears in bulk - I've never really thought about pears, but someone jumped at the chance to order when I mentioned it to them, so I thought I'd check and see if people would be interested in an order. The pears are Bartlett, they come from California, and I believe they come in 22-24 pound boxes. They would be around $16 each, I think. I'm getting a firmer price from him right now, but I just wanted to see if there was interest in this sort of order. I'm not guaranteeing anything just yet - just seeing how many orders we might be able to come up with. Let me know if you are interested and about how many boxes you would want.

Thanks!

Elizabeth Kay [poohnda(at)hotmail(dot)com]

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Master Food Preserver Class - September 1 & 2


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Call 1-702-257-5509 to enroll, class size is limited to 24 attendees so enroll early!

If this class is full, keep checking back for more class dates, or click here for classes and presentations in other venues!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches by Elizabeth Kay **UPDATED!**

Of course, right after I send out an email, I get word from the farmers in California - they had a late freeze this year, and lost EVERY SINGLE peach.  Ugh!  I was SO looking forward to those peaches.  At least we still have the Utah peaches.  Let me know if you'd like some.

So, no O'Henry peaches.  But, we have the Elbertas.  :)  Such is life on the farm, I guess.

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Alright, alright!  Enough already about the peaches!!  You guys are just chomping at the bit for some BIG, fat, juicy peaches, huh?  Well, let me tell you, we've got our first variety ready for ya!! Remember how I told you that I sell two different varieties?  So, let me tell you a little about each and you can tell me what you want.  The first one is the Elberta - this is the one I am taking orders for right now.  These come from Utah, and they are a freestone variety.  They are a large, yellow-fleshed fruit that is known as one of the great canning peaches.  They are $25 for a 20 pound box and will be ready over the next couple of weeks.  They also offer seconds for $18 (which are peaches with blemishes, a couple underripe, etc. - great for jams, purees, and leather!)  Please let me know if you'd like this one.

The other variety I get is an O'Henry peach - they are smaller than the Elbertas, but are so sweet and juicy that I have to offer them too.  They come from California, are also a freestone variety, and have yellow flesh with a pink center.  These are not known as a canning peach, but I have canned them and they retained their shape well, and had great flavor.  Last year, these were 23-25 pound boxes for $17, although I have not heard what their prices are for this year.  I will keep everyone posted on this - their peaches should be ready at the end of August as well.

I do NOT have an organic variety offered for this year - the one that we offered last year did not live up to standards, and since then, I am looking around for an organic farm, but will be trying their peaches before I set up an order.  If any of you have any ideas as far as where to try finding one, let me know.  I'll keep looking too, and hopefully, we'll find one for next year.

This is a GREAT opportunity to be able to preserve some fruit for your food storage.  We've had plenty going on recently to suggest that prices of food might increase.  Our economy is struggling.  Some of us with jobs now may not have jobs later.  Preserving peaches is a great way to feel secure about working on your food storage.  I encourage all of you to try to preserve at least some of your order(I know, I know - I'm pulling out all of my peach recipes, too!) Let me know if you would like a class on preserving peaches - also, let me know if you are willing to teach others.  I will pass on the word, and hopefully, we can work on this together.  

Also, for those of you that have ordered the raw honey for this year and haven't sent your payments, please send a separate check for your honey and your peaches.  Easier for me to keep track. :)  If you can't, don't worry about it.

Any questions?  Let me know.

Elizabeth Kay [poohnda(at)hotmail(dot)com]

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Question from Pat

My daughter brought me pounds of tiny grapes from her backyard... I followed the Ball Book's instructions .... cooked for the juice, strained and strained, let sit 2 days in fridge, strained again ...then used the exact measurements..and it never jelled. Now... I would like to ask your readers a question: "The Ball book calls for concord grapes and I used the measurements for backyard grapes. Is that the probable cause of my "failure", i.e., jelly never jelled.?!?"

I re-cooked the jars that I did not add pectin to.... and its not a good result getting too hard! (Turned dark like caramel in a "flash").

Thanks,
Pat M.

p.s.  At the Henderson Farmer's Mkt on Thursday morning, the folks from Central Calif (not the Highland folks) always bring green tomatoes!

Ball Jar and Discovery Kit Coupons!

Post by Janet Knight

Hello everyone,

I have thousands of $1.50 off on Ball Jars and $2.00 off on Discovery Kits that expire Oct 31st.
Please contact me [bear6260(at)juno(dot)com] if you want some of these coupons. All I ask is permission to send your email address to Ball for further coupons, information and recipes.  The grant provided by Ball keeps track of how many people we reach in the community.

So far we have won a couple of the contests YEAH!

In addition if you are hosting a canning party on Aug 13th which is National Canning Day I have great invitations provided by Ball for your use to invite your friends.

If you are planning on giving canning classes, I have extra 1 2 3 Step Canning booklets from Ball on the process.  Don't forget that August is Pickling Month!  Submit your recipes for a chance to win Cash or Market Gift Certificates.

For any of these items please contact me via email bear6260(at)juno(dot)com

Thank you and happy preserving!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

FREE Gardening Workshops!

Acacia Demonstration Gardens

Here are some great FREE gardening classes starting in September at the Acacia Demonstration Gardens (50 Casa Del Fuego Street, Henderson, NV).

  • Tree Care 101
  • Tree Pruning Basics
  • Tricks and Treats Plant Projects
  • Composting
  • Container Gardening
  • Fall Veggies for a Winter Garden
  • Herb Gifts for the Holidays
  • Oh My Aching Back
  • Landscape Design with Fall Colors in Mind

You can register for all classes starting August 15th at www.cityofhenderson.com/parks.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tomato Taste Off Entries Due Tomorrow!!

Don't forget to turn in your entries by tomorrow (July 27, 2011) to enter the Tomato Taste Off by fresh52!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Canning Cajun Style - Seasonal Summer Fruit, Jams & Jellies

Post by Cherie T

What: Canning Class for Seasonal Summer Fruit, Jams & Jellies

When: Saturday July 30, 2011 – 8:30 - Noon

PRICE $ 40.00 per person (Includes all food and equipment)

Where: Canning Cajun Style
6765 Hidden Heritage Ct.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
CanningCajunStyle@gmail.com

I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and we are known for good food and maybe you have heard the term “Cajun” well, that is how we do things with a touch of the south. So come and join us and “Let the Good Times Roll” (“Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez”)

If you are a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course plan on joining us for fun and education. We use the latest USDA guidelines and will instruct you how to can safely and make a beautiful product.

All the wonderful fruit that is available in the summer at a reasonable price why not save a taste of summer when it is cold and windy here in the valley? We are using the seasonal fruits available to make juicy jellies and jams.

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids. Each participant will be working hands-on and learn by doing. Each will go home with a share of the completed jars produced and we will have recipes and information that were used in your class for you to take home.

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and we follow USDA regulations.

Other classes that will be available but not limited to: (Some examples listed)

 Pickling – Cumbers, Watermelon Rind, Spicy Melon Pickles
 Fruits & Pie fillings – Apple, Peach & Mango Pie Filling
 Salsas & Chutneys – Tomatillo Green Salsa,
 Canning Meats – Chicken, Beef, Pork
 Canning Soups -
 Relishes – Dill Relish, Corn Relish, Pepper-Onion Relish, Sweet Pickle Relish
 Tomato products – Mexican tomato sauce, Cayenne pepper sauce, Ketchup, Tomato juice, Standard Tomato sauce

Space is limited, so please register early!! Don’t forget to bring your apron……….

For more information please call: 702-544-8049 or e-mail request with the number of people wanting to register to CanningCajunStyle@gmail.com. We also accept Pay-Pal

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Price Matching Highlights - 7/20 to 7/26

Here are a few of  my favorite "Deals of the Week" to help save money with Canning, Dehydrating and Freezing.

To learn more about price matching click here.
For a list of grocery stores to price match from click here.

Fresh & Easy
  • Brittany Gold Apricots - .98 lb (first I have seen this season)

Glaziers Food Market
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.62 lb (if you can't shop on Friday at Liborio, then buy it here)

La Bonita Supermarket
  • Pickling Cucumbers - .50 lb (not sure if these are the "right" kind to pickle, but it's worth a look!)

Liborio (Ad runs from Thursday 7/21 to Tuesday 7/26)
  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.37 lb (sold in 10 lb bags) (Friday 7/22 only) - EXCELLENT DEAL!!!!!

  • Ground Beef 85/15 - $2.59 lb (great for pressure canning)

Vons
  • Strawberries - .88 lb - AWESOME DEAL!!


For more great deals visit Self Reliant Sisters!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Raw Honey order

   
Post by Elizabeth Kay

Alright, folks! I just spoke with our Honey Man, and it seems that honey is a go! And of course, due to being in both LV and Utah, we are officially serving both areas!! We'll give this order about a month to spread word and let everyone take advantage, so let's shoot for a payment due by August 20th. The honey we order is raw, comes from Wyoming, and is $30 for a gallon (or between 10 and 12 pounds). This price is the cheapest I have found (by far) for raw honey, and I've ordered through them for 3 years now - best honey ever!

A short word about raw honey: Raw honey is unheated, unpasteurized, and unprocessed. Pure honey straight from the hive. In its raw form, honey is reportedly more nutrient dense, and has many healing benefits as it is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. Many people try to relieve allergy symptoms by eating local, raw honey. Oh, and one more thing - honey's storage capacity is fantastic. It has been found in Egyptian tombs in a readily edible state - don't ask me who decided to try it, but apparently, it was still good. :) If your honey crystallizes, just warm it up until the crystals melt back into liquid form. Raw honey is more solid than liquid and will have to be warmed to pour like honey from the store. But, it is well worth the extra effort!

So, let me know if you'd like to order this - in the past, I'd let you drop by cash, but since most of you will have to send it to me, I added the option of paypal over the internet. So, now you can send me cash or check, or you can pay me through paypal {email me at poohnda(at)hotmail(dot)com to sign up for the order, and I'll send you my address or paypal info}. Let me know if you have any questions regarding this order, I'd be more than happy to try to answer you. :)

Start gearing up for harvest season!!

Elizabeth Kay

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nevada's Farmers Market

Disclaimer:  **This is not a complete list (yet), just a list of the ones that I know of.  PLEASE let me know if you would like to be added to the list or if there are other active locations.  Click here for my contact information.**

LAS VEGAS LOCATIONS:

Fresh52
Tivoli
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Saturday's 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

A lively, friendly, open air market where neighbors and friends come together to celebrate their community. The market features choice vendors with organic & pesticide/chemical free seasonal produce, freshly baked goods, gourmet olive oils, salsas, spices, sauces,nuts, handmade modern craft, artisans & more!  On select dates you will find Special events, Live entertainment, Chef Demonstrations, and Free Kids Craft Parties with Handmade in Vegas, our local Etsy group.

Chefs, foodies, one and all. Enjoy the magnificence of Local Fresh Perishable Food Items Every Season in Vegas.  Purveyors selling fresh produce and specialty foods indoors.

Fresh52
Sansone Park Place
9480 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Sunday's 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

A lively, friendly, open air market where neighbors and friends come together to celebrate their community. The market features choice vendors with organic & pesticide/chemical free seasonal produce, freshly baked goods, gourmet olive oils, salsas, spices, sauces,nuts, handmade modern craft, artisans & more!  On select dates you will find Special events, Live entertainment, Chef Demonstrations, and Free Kids Craft Parties with Handmade in Vegas, our local Etsy group.

Project Dinner Table
Azul
115 N 7th Street
between Ogden Street & Fremont (behind the El Cortez Hotel & Casino)
Thursday's 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Free Parking, Local Produce & Live Music

HENDERSON LOCATIONS:

Country Fresh Farmers Market
240 Water Street
Henderson, NV
in the Events Plaza
Thursday's 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fresh fruits and veggies, homemade treats and breads, handmade crafts and gifts and so much more.

Country Fresh Farmers Market
200 S. Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV
at the Pavillion
Friday's 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fresh fruits and veggies, homemade treats and breads, handmade crafts and gifts and so much more.

Here is a larger list of Farmers Markets in Nevada, however I do not know how accurate this information is.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Organic Edibles - Canning Class "Pickle a Peck of Pickles & Peppers"

Post by Marilyn, Picture from civileats.com

What: Pickle a Peck of Pickles & Peppers

When: Saturday, August 20, 2011 8:30 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm
6550 Cowboy Trail NW - off 215 & Bradley
Las Vegas, NV 89131

Our 2nd Food Preservation Workshop will be Saturday, August 20th. We will feature Cowboy Trail Farm’s Organic Cucumbers and Peppers and teach a variety of ways to preserve them so they can be enjoyed year round.

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids. Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars.

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations

Other Food Preservation Workshops in this series will include: Fruits, Jams & Jellies, Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron.

Registration Fee: $30 pp -- Please send your check payable to Organic Edibles

7121 W. Craig Rd, #113-152, Las Vegas, NV 89129 or pay via PayPal

For more information, contact: Marilyn 604-3165

"Discover you Can" Program at Fresh52

Picture from Fresh52

US Farmers Markets "Discover You Can" Program Teaches Consumers Benefits and Ease of Home Canning

Fresh52 farmers market will be paying it forward this summer with fresh ideas to help support farmers and the local food community in the Discover You Can℠ Program, a home canning education program.

The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) and Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, have granted 50 farmers market members of the FMC, educational and promotional materials for respective members to provide an instructional canning program within their local community. The Discover You Can℠ Program supports awareness of the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living and provides tools to support educational programs that illustrate the three simple steps of safe home canning processes.

Recently, home canning was named the #1 food trend according to The Food Channel. Clearly, canning is a hot topic for a growing number consumers and fresh preserving also ties closely to farmers that provide access to fresh, locally grown food in their respective communities.

“The exciting aspect of this program is that it offers farmers markets an innovative opportunity to meet their missions to educate communities and support farmers, says Stacy Miller of the Farmers Market Coalition. “Discover You Can"℠ arms participants with the tools, ideas, and funding, but letting markets bring canning to life through their own creativity and market needs.”

Learn how to can from the experts and enjoy a summer of new tastes and recipes. Visit Fresh52 now through Labor Day and discover you can! Visit www.fresh52.com for a schedule of local activities, or FreshPreserving.com for additional information about the 2011 Discover You Can℠ program. Supporting your local farmers market helps ensure your community will have healthy, flavorful food for generations to come.


Saturday at Tivoli
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

9480 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89123
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

In addition there are ball jar coupons and boxes of no sugar added pectin giveaways at the booth.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tomato Taste Off Contest

Post by Janet Knight, Picture from Fresh52

fresh52 FARMERS MARKET
TOMATO TASTE-OFF
TIVOLI VILLAGE
JULY 30, 2011
ENTRY FORM (click for printable PDF)

Name:
Address:
City,Zip:
Phone Number:
Email Address:

Entry Information
  • Open to backyard and professional growers.
  • There is a $5 Entry Fee to enter and no limit to the number of entries per person. All applications are due by July 27th. Please email to Chogan@fresh52.com if you do not fill out at the market.
  • Entries will be accepted between 9 and 10:30 am at the Discover You Can Booth located at the fresh52 Market.
  • One entry form must accompany each tomato variety entered.

Contestants need to supply per entry a minimum of:
  • 2 large slicing tomatoes
  • or 3-4 salad size, cooking or canning type tomatoes
  • or 6-8 cherry tomatoes

Judging Categories (Check the category entered and name the variety)
  • Cooking/Canning
  • Cherry/Pear
  • Slicing/Salad

Prizes
  • The Grand Prize winner (Best of TTO) will receive a fresh52 Market Bounty Basket, Cash, and the Title of Best Overall.  
  • First Place winners in each category will also receive a prize.
  • Winners will be announce at 12 noon.
  • Contestants need not be present to win.

Good Luck and may the best tomatoes win!!!

Fresh52 "The Walk-In"


News from the Las Vegas Fresh52 Farmers Market!

Starting July 2nd, Fresh52 in Tivoli Village will be adding a cool, clean air conditioned indoor section "The Walk In" at the farmers market every Saturday. Chefs, foodies, one and all. Enjoy the magnificence of the Local Fresh Perishable Food Items Every Season in Purveyors selling fresh produce and specialty foods indoors.

Saturday at Tivoli
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
8:00 am to 1:00 pm 
(Located in Land Rover Las Vegas, next to The Dog House.)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Canning Cajun Style

Post by Cherie T

What: Canning Class for Seasonal Summer Fruit, Jams & Jellies

When: Saturday July 30, 2011 – 8:30 - Noon

PRICE $ 40.00 per person (Includes all food and equipment)

Where: Canning Cajun Style
6765 Hidden Heritage Ct.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
CanningCajunStyle@gmail.com

I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and we are known for good food and maybe you have heard the term “Cajun” well, that is how we do things with a touch of the south. So come and join us and “Let the Good Times Roll” (“Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez”)

If you are a beginner or someone who needs a refresher course plan on joining us for fun and education. We use the latest USDA guidelines and will instruct you how to can safely and make a beautiful product.

All the wonderful fruit that is available in the summer at a reasonable price why not save a taste of summer when it is cold and windy here in the valley? We are using the seasonal fruits available to make juicy jellies and jams.

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids. Each participant will be working hands-on and learn by doing. Each will go home with a share of the completed jars produced and we will have recipes and information that were used in your class for you to take home.

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and we follow USDA regulations.

Other classes that will be available but not limited to: (Some examples listed)

 Pickling – Cumbers, Watermelon Rind, Spicy Melon Pickles
 Fruits & Pie fillings – Apple, Peach & Mango Pie Filling
 Salsas & Chutneys – Tomatillo Green Salsa,
 Canning Meats – Chicken, Beef, Pork
 Canning Soups -
 Relishes – Dill Relish, Corn Relish, Pepper-Onion Relish, Sweet Pickle Relish
 Tomato products – Mexican tomato sauce, Cayenne pepper sauce, Ketchup, Tomato juice, Standard Tomato sauce

Space is limited, so please register early!! Don’t forget to bring your apron……….

For more information please call: 702-544-8049 or e-mail request with the number of people wanting to register to CanningCajunStyle@gmail.com. We also accept Pay-Pal

Monday, July 11, 2011

Testing Pressure Gauges - New Locations in Nevada!!



Here are two MORE locations in Nevada for testing pressure gauges.  For a complete list of locations click here.


East Clark County/Logandale, NV:

Mike Donahue
mouse(at)mvdsl(dot)com
East Clark County Extension Office
1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
P.O. Box 126
Logandale, NV 89021-0126
(702) 397-2604
Fax: (702) 397-8301
email or call to schedule an appointment

Lincoln County/Caliente, NV:

Holly Gatzke, Extension Educator
gatzkeh(at)unce(dot)unr(dot)edu
360 Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 728
Caliente, NV 89008-0728
(775) 726-3109
Fax: (775) 726-3332
email or call to schedule an appointment

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Peaches Update

Post by Elizabeth, Picture by free-extras.com

Hey everyone! I'm so sorry it's been so long since you've heard from me; I planned on having our own internet up and running by now, but one thing we failed to realize is that, in rural areas, internet comes a LONG way, if it even makes it out there at all. Luckily, we can get internet, we just have to schedule it WAY in advance. On the bright side, though, we now have contacts from Cedar City, St. George, on down to Las Vegas. So, if you know of anyone interested in food storage, or great quality, fresh produce in bulk, let me know and we'll forward the information on.

I've been getting lots of emails inquiring about peaches this year, and I want to assure everyone that, yes, we do have peaches coming! Both varieties (O'Henrys and Elbertas) are expected to be fully ripened by around late August. I'll keep everybody updated as far as that goes. Please let me know if you do not check your email often and would like to be sent a text or phone call. I will try to arrange that for the tech challenged (please, though - I prefer email).

Also, I had quite a few people interested in finding some good deals on canning jars - the best prices I could find were through www.azurestandard.com. I do love this co-op, as they have so many great things - organic, gluten-free, and self-reliant. Their prices are cheaper because they do not mark up for profit, only to cover costs to stay running. But, it is only a dollar or so cheaper; that might be worth it for you, and it might not. Best prices still continue to be garage sales, and thrift stores, generally marked for $.25 or $.50 each. A screamin' deal if you ask me. Just make sure -if you are buying second-hand- that you check for any chips, scratches, etc. as these cannot be used for canning.

Raw Honey - I'm contacting the raw honey man from Wyoming to set up an order somewhere in August-October. Don't know when it'll happen as he sets the time, not me. But, I'll keep you informed for sure! :)

And lastly, we got our apples last year from Washington, and they were great, but this year, we have found a farm to work with us from our neighbors in Utah! We are so excited to have found someone closer to our locale, and supposedly, Utah apples are the best!! Again, I will keep you posted for this order.

My husband met some friends at work that are trying to further their knowledge and skills in the sense of preparedness and self-reliance. They presented each other with challenges to work on, in the hopes that friends might be able to motivate each other. Our challenge was to be able to make our own bread (and share it). Their challenge was to learn and practice 4 ways of preservation. I am beginning a blog (as soon as I get the internet) to share these ideas, tips, and orders that I send over email, and would like to challenge everyone on this list the same challenge we gave to our friends. Study and practice 4 ways to preserve something, send your experience back to me, and I'll post it on my blog!! I hope that this will be a fun way to share our knowledge with each other and create a nice backbone to our self-reliant community! :)

I have so many new things to share and hope to have the internet soon! I'll keep you posted!!

Elizabeth
poohnda(at)hotmail(dot)com

Note by Lisa: When Elizabeth sets up her blog, I will post it and add it to the side bar labeled "Helpful Websites"

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Canning Discovery Kit - Offer from Ball

Post by Janet Knight, Picture by FreshPreserving.com

If consumers are having a difficult time finding the Canning Discovery Kit in the canning aisle of grocery, mass or hardware stores, we also have an online special available. They can order online at FreshPreserving.com. The special is a Canning Discovery Kit plus two free gifts, samples of the Fiesta Salsa Mix and the RealFruit™ Classic Pectin. In addition, there is free shipping on this offer! The promotion code is: VTCDK11 and is valid until Sept 30. Please feel free to share this online promo code with your community.

Note by Lisa:  I have seen this kit at Walmart on Marks street in Henderson.  It is just the kit without the Fiesta Salsa Mix or Pectin.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tomatoes at Cowboy Trail Farm!

What: TOMATOES, TOMATOES, TOMATOES

When: Saturday, July 9, 2011 9:00 AM

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm
6550 Cowboy Trail NW - off 215 & Bradley
Las Vegas, NV 89131

EVERYONE LOVES TOMATOES . . . COME & GET 'EM !

WE'VE GOT TOMATOES UP THE WING WANG. And, of course, more veggies & eggs

OPEN SATURDAY - 9am til 11am

BRING A COOLER --

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Project Dinner Table


"Project Dinner Table (PDT) is a platform for people to connect. It’s a place for people to share ideas, enjoy local food, and just be real."

Project Dinner Table has a website and a blog.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Organic Edibles - Canning Class (additional date!)

Due to the abundance of beautiful tomatoes growing at the Cowboy Trail Farm, Marilyn from Organic Edibles is adding a SECOND Tomato canning workshop!


What: LET'S CAN SOME TOMATOES !

When: Sunday, July 24, 2011 8:30 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm
6550 Cowboy Trail NW (off 215 & Bradley)
Las Vegas, NV 89131

If you've ever wanted to learn how to preserve your food, don't miss this Workshop.

Our 1st in a series of Food Preservation Workshops will begin in July. We will feature Cowboy Trail Farm’s Organic TOMATOES and teach a variety of ways to preserve them so they can be enjoyed year round.

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars. We will also be enjoying Marilyn’s famous sundried basil tomatoes! There will be take-home recipes, handouts, and other canning resources available.

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations

Other Food Preservation Workshops in this series will include : Pickling, Jams & Jellies, Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron.

Please send your check payable to:
Organic Edibles, 7121 W. Craig Rd, #113-152, Las Vegas, NV 89129

For more information or to register contact Marilyn at 604-3165

Friday, July 1, 2011

"Discover You Can" Canning Contests at Fresh 52 Markets

Post by Janet Knight, Picture from Fresh52

"Discover You Can" at Fresh52 Farmer & Artisan Markets.  Sponsored by Jarden Home Brands makers of Ball Brand Fresh Preserving Products

July tomato recipe
August pickle recipe

Stop by the booth to submit your recipe and we will have three judges review for the winner.

Saturday at Tivoli
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday at Sansone Park Place
9480 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89123
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

In addition there are ball jar coupons and boxes of no sugar added pectin giveaways at the booth.

Testing Pressure Gauges - New Location in Nevada!!

Picture from Fresh52

Janet Knight will now be testing pressure gauges at Fresh52 Farmer & Artisan Markets.  For a complete list of locations click here.

Saturday at Tivoli
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145

Sunday at Sansome Center
9480 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Both are open 8am-1pm.

Question on Food Sourcing

Patricia wants to know "Does anyone have a contact in Utah for peaches? When will they be ripe? Is Santa Clara still a good place to go for produce?"

Please leave any information for her in the comments :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Organic Edibles - Canning Class "Let's Can Some Tomatoes!"

What: LET'S CAN SOME TOMATOES !

When: Saturday, July 23, 2011 8:30 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Cowboy Trail Farm
6550 Cowboy Trail NW (off 215 & Bradley)
Las Vegas, NV 89131

If you've ever wanted to learn how to preserve your food, don't miss this Workshop.

Our 1st in a series of Food Preservation Workshops will begin in July. We will feature Cowboy Trail Farm’s Organic TOMATOES and teach a variety of ways to preserve them so they can be enjoyed year round.

All equipment, utensils, and spices will be provided as well as canning jars and lids Each participant will have hands-on experience and go home with a share of the completed jars. We will also be enjoying Marilyn’s famous sundried basil tomatoes! There will be take-home recipes, handouts, and other canning resources available.

Your instructors are Certified Master Preservers and follow USDA regulations

Other Food Preservation Workshops in this series will include : Pickling, Jams & Jellies, Steam Juicing, Dehydrating, and more.

Space is limited, so register early! And, don't forget your apron.

Please send your check payable to:
Organic Edibles, 7121 W. Craig Rd, #113-152, Las Vegas, NV 89129

For more information contact Marilyn at 604-3165

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dehydrating Bananas


Funny video on how to "slice" your bananas for dehydrating (just like Carolyn taught us!)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Approximate Yields for Canning Fruits and Vegetables

This is a handout that Carolyn handed out in a recent canning class.  Click here to download the pdf file.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time to Preserve Cherries!


Cherries are on sale for $1.00 a pound this week at the following Supermarkets!!

If you don't have these stores close by, you can price match at Wal-Mart.

There many recipes in your Ball Blue Book, such as Cherry Pie Filling, Canning Cherries and Cherry Preserves.


For more great price matching deals this week click here!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Canning Presentation by Janet Knight

Post by Janet Knight, Picture from Fresh52

Canning Education Program at Fresh52 Farmer & Artisan Markets. I (Janet) will be doing presentations and each month one actual demo at the Markets.

Saturday at Tivoli
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

9480 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89123
8:30 am to 1:00 pm


Stop by to add you name to our monthly drawing & good Ball coupons & a free box of Pectin!

Note by Lisa:
Don't forget that Janet's applesauce won a blue ribbon at the County Fair!!

Trivial Pursuit


I have the original "Trivial Pursuit" game, and today I was asked this question...

"Whose army were canned foods developed to feed?"

Thanks to the Master Food Preservers class, I knew that answer!  
My son was shocked that I got it right :)

(click the picture above if you've forgotten the answer)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Testing Pressure Gauges - Locations in Nevada

Listed below are the current locations in Nevada that will test dial gauges for presser canners.

Henderson, NV Locations:

Lisa Casey
95/Sunset or 215/Stephanie
lisainnevada(at)gmail(dot)com
email to schedule an appointment

Janet Knight
Sunday's at Sansome Center
9480 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Time: 8am -1pm

Northwest, NV Locations:

Faith A.
Summerlin at Del Webb and Lake Mead
olefaithfull(at)gmail(dot)com
email to schedule an appointment

Janet Knight
Saturday's at Tivoli (Rampart & Summerlin Parkway)
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Time: 8 am -1 pm

East Clark County/Logandale, NV:

Mike Donahue
mouse(at)mvdsl(dot)com
East Clark County Extension Office
1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
P.O. Box 126
Logandale, NV 89021-0126
(702) 397-2604
Fax: (702) 397-8301
email or call to schedule an appointment

Lincoln County/Caliente, NV:

Holly Gatzke, Extension Educator
gatzkeh(at)unce(dot)unr(dot)edu
360 Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 728
Caliente, NV 89008-0728
(775) 726-3109
Fax: (775) 726-3332
email or call to schedule an appointment



A dial gauge canner has a pressure dial on the top that allows you to read the pressure inside the canner during the canning process. Dial gauges operate from 0- to 25-pounds of pressure, with most recipes and canning instructions calling for a pressure of either 6- or 11-pounds of pressure. Dial gauges MUST be tested every year for accuracy. Your dial gauge will be tested against a Master Gauge which will determine if your gauge is accurate, if you can compensate for your gauge being off, or if your gauge needs to be replaced.

If the gauge-reading is off by one or more pounds, you are encouraged to purchase a new gauge. If it is off less than one pound, remind yourself of the difference and adjust the recipe’s ressure accordingly to allow for the difference. Incorrect readings will lead to unsafe foods that are under-processed or over-processed.

Replacement gauges and other parts (e.g. gaskets, safety plugs) for canners are often found at stores that sell food preservation equipment or from canner manufacturers. When ordering parts, be sure to provide your canner model number and describe the parts you need.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Online Weekly Ads for Star Nursery


Star Nursery is a local gardening store in Las Vegas with great weekly sales.  They now have their ads online!  Click here every Friday to check out the new deals!  

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Canning Meat
by Sheila

Post and Pictures by Sheila

I first cleaned my work area and laid out all the tools I would need during the canning process.

I then washed and trimmed the fat off my meat before cooking it.


I browned the stew meat before placing the meat in the jars. I added beef broth to the stew meat.

I opened a jar of stew meat and added some bbq sauce to have bbq beef sandwiches. The beef melted in my mouth.

I hope you are all enjoying being a Master Food Preserver as I am. If any of you have any questions do not hesitate in contacting me at svansonpfs(at)yahoo(dot)com.

I have also canned 120 jars of fresh meat. chicken, stew meat and hamburger.

Related Fact Sheets from the National Center for Home Food Storage Preservation 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Canning Ground Beef
by Sheila

Post and Pictures by Sheila

I first cleaned my work area and laid out all the tools I would need during the canning process.

I  fried the hamburger...


and washed the fat off before placing the meat in the jars.

I added chicken broth to the chicken and beef broth to the stew meat and hamburger.

I hope you are all enjoying being a Master Food Preserver as I am. If any of you have any questions do not hesitate in contacting me at svansonpfs(at)yahoo(dot)com.

I have also canned 120 jars of fresh meat. chicken, stew meat and hamburger.

See you in the KITCHEN!!!!

Related Fact Sheets from the National Center for Home Food Storage Preservation