It's good to have friends. Especially friends who make jam.
From left to right:
Door County Cherry Jam by Elizabeth
Zestar Apple Jelly by Morgen
Spiced Michigan Peach Jam by Jess
Blueberry Grape Jam by Elizabeth
Mustard Pickles by Morgen
How lucky am I? Not only do I have friends I can talk to about canning and preserving- I have friends who GIVE me homemade jam! Of course, there are usually reciprocal gifts from me, but that's part of the fun.
It would be super sweet to officially organize a group of canners to do trades with. Of course, if it was official we'd probably have to get some intense insurance in case someone canned up some botulism with their green beans. Maybe people could just sign waivers.