Fruits, vegetables and local produce are starting to ripen in abundance. Many folks are looking at ways they can save money and preserve foods now for use later. This may be the first time that some of them have ever tried to freeze or can foods. If you haven't canned in a while, check your equipment before you begin. If your canner has a dial gauge, that gauge needs to be checked annually. Check the gasket and safety plug; check that the bottom has not warped. You may want to try a dry run using the necessary amount of water …
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