Canning season has had a slower start than other years here at The Farm. Cooler temps and a decent amount of rain has extended the season and had crops ripening later than usual. This is just fine with me as there is always plenty to do!
For me, the first thing of the season to get canned are the dark red beets. While many people turn their noses at these vegetables, they are becoming quite an en vogue trend in the food world. Praised for their nutritious qualities, they are simply outstanding pickled. Gourmet jars at farmers’ markets and fine grocers are delicious, but can add up. So why not pickle your own? Very easy and simply perfect, these are great on any relish tray or added to your favorite salad!