Late Summer/Early Fall Best Time For Harvesting Berries For Jams & Jellies

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Late Summer/Early Fall Best Time For Harvesting Berries For Jams & Jellies

Post  Shep on Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:02 pm

August and September are the months in Kansas when many varieties of wild berries are ready to be harvested to put into those home canned jams and jellies. Here at Shepherd's Valley we are harvesting wild plums, wild elderberries, wild grapes, autumn olive berries, crab apples, and more for making into jams that will provide sweet treats all through the cold winter. Strawberry and blueberry jams were made earlier in the season.

From easy freezer jams to the more traditional methods, making jams and jellies are part of an age-old family tradition

We recently took a neighboring family out on the trails to teach them how to harvest berries, then brought them back to the kitchen to give them hands-on skills in the prep and processing. And the results were beautiful in the jar, and tasty on the tongue! When you share the labors with the community, you "connect" with others and the time goes faster.

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