- Save money by purchasing large quantities of items when they are in season
- Purchase locally from growers to support my community
- I spend a large quantity of my 'spare' time canning, so I am not out shopping or looking to do other things which cost money
- My family loves the better quality of the items I have canned
I was lucky enough this year to win two ribbons at our local county fair - both for my canned jams! I won second place for my black raspberry jam and third place for my red raspberry jam. I proudly display the ribbons in my kitchen. Also, everyone in my family now wants a jar of my jam for Christmas instead of other gifts.
I can't say enough good about this new way of life for us - planting our garden, harvesting our food and preserving it. I would encourage you to try it as well if you have an interest - but please be careful to always, always, always follow the directions when canning!
Until another frugal moment hits,
The Frugal Queen