Have you been finding your favorite canning supplies missing from your local supply stores?
I had an unsuccessful trip today: I didn’t find small canning jars. My favorite Portland canning store Mirador, reported that Ball has run out of canning jar stock- and this is after they doubled their production for 2008. New jars won’t be in till after the new year! So much for my early start on making my tiny Christmas present jams.
This is my first year canning and preserving. I find it fascinating that I am part of a trend of food preservation interest.
Yeah- not finding supplies is a pain, but I’m also happy that more people are testing the waters of self sufficiency in their kitchens.