For those of us here in the United States, this week brought the 4th of July – Independence Day. And one of our family’s favorite things to do at this time of the year used to be putting up corn each year. When we lived in North Carolina, it was a family and friends event. We typically put up around 5 bushels for just our family. So this week, it was rather bittersweet to see my sister-in-law post pictures on Facebook of them putting up corn.
However, since we moved to Texas in March 2016, putting up food has become a wishful occupation. We so want to put up food because we really enjoy it, but we have neither space or places to find produce to buy in bulk.
When we lived in the central part of Pennsylvania from summer of 2012 until March of 2016, we were blessed to have Amish farms to buy produce from in bulk. The quality was amazing and the prices were extremely affordable.
Here are some pictures of us putting up corn in Pennsylvania.
There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing the rows of jars on the shelves or bags full of produce in our freezer ready for us to eat in the future.
Here are some pictures of our shelves in Pennsylvania with items we were getting ready to put up or had already put up.
I think one of my favorite things to put up know is homemade sauerkraut. The flavors are just so amazing.
So what does summer bring for your family?