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Canned Pumpkin Pickles Recipe

Our pie pumpkin harvest last year numbered 21 absolute beauties in the 7-8 pound range. We traded some with friends and family, and made pumpkin pie, soup, and bread. We even tried a to-die-for pumpkin trifle. But by late-October we we were still looking at over 100 pounds of pumpkin to use ...

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Dill Carrot Pickles Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/SusanHSmithYields 4 pints. For more fermented recipes, see Good Food for Your Gut. And to learn more about fermenting, subscribe to our newest sister publication, Fermentation.Traci Smith is a Capper’s Farmer editor. She enjoys doing crafts, hanging out with her ...

Canned Hamburger Dill Pickles

I've canned bread and butter pickles many times, but this year I decided to give dill pickles a go. I always thought dill pickles had to be fermented in a crock or something like that, but it's not true. They can be canned just like the bread and butter.I checked my grandmother's 1939 ...

Canned Thousand Island Pickles

Growing cucumbers seems to be feast or famine for us. We had complete crop failure three years in a row, then a bumper crop. This year is just so-so. The plants are getting killed by cucumber beetles and just aren’t thriving. We used seeds we got for free, which could be part of the problem, ...

Summer Squash Refrigerator Pickles

Inundated with summer squash this year? Have you resorted to dropping off yellow squash and zucchinis at your neighbors’ houses? Here’s a way to use up some squash that’s delicious and simple. No canning equipment is needed for this recipe and they keep in the fridge for about a ...

Christmas Gifts From the Farm

When I was a little girl, my mother taught me that homemade gifts were extra special. We would design, plan and make gifts for family members at birthdays and Christmas, and I was always so proud that I was able to give something that I had made all by myself. I guess I never outgrew that ...

Cucumber Beetles vs. Erin

In 2009, we had a bumper cucumber crop. Our harvest was so good that we had all we could eat, and I canned pickles and relish for the first time – 1,000-Island pickles using my grandmother’s recipe and cucumber relish using my mom’s recipe. Then came 2010. And 2011. And 2012. All three ...

Aunt Wilma’s Dill Pickles

I remember my Aunt Wilma as a very vibrant and happy person. She always seemed to be laughing when I saw her. I thought she was so pretty, and I still do. She is in her 90’s now, but she still has the same sort of sideways smile and laughs so easily. She made the decision a couple of years ...