Tag: preservation

Food Safety

2020 Home Canning Challenges and Risks

Among the shifts in home life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is a significant surge in home canning.  This is not surprising, given the gardening boom, more time spent at home, and the economic downturn. Unfortunately, this has created some shortages that are not only frustrating for home preservers […]

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Colorado Sweet Corn

Did you know? Sweet corn can be yellow, white, or bicolored (yellow and white). Although some people prefer one to the other, the color of the kernels has no relationship to sweetness of the corn. Summer cookouts would not be quite so sweet without sweet corn! Corn, Zea mays, originated from […]

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Colorado Carrots

Did you know? Carrots were the first vegetable to be commercially canned. The Guinness World record for the heaviest carrot weighed in at 20 lb, and the record for the longest carrot is over 19 feet! Some carrot varieties can remain in the soil all winter–a plus in Colorado where […]