Sure Sign of Spring

Plum Jam with Star Anise 2012

This is the last jar of jam.

Homemade jam - on a warm slice of Saint Peters whole grain bread - perfection.

But, its time for spring - I'm down to the last jar of the plum jam with star anise I canned last summer.

My stash from the 2013 growing season was impressive, by my standards. But the more I make, the more I give away to friends and family.

Canning Season Summer 2012

Like everyone else, I can't wait for the new growing season.  Fresh local produce at its peak freshness. And, I can't wait to try out some new jam and pickle recipes so I can enjoy the local produce all year long.  Have a favorite recipe for canned produce - share it with us! We'll feature you on the Growing Roots Partners blog!