Preserving the Corn Harvest

No raccoons in the corn!  Amazing–those red flashing lights worked.  Since this is the first year in a while that I’ve had enough corn to preserve, I froze the first big batch.

First corn harvest

First corn harvest

Here are the bags ready for the freezer after shucking, blanching, chilling, and cutting off the cob.

Fourteen pint freezer bags, filled with corn.

Fourteen pint freezer bags, filled with corn.

But then the freezer was full, right up to the top.  Over one fourth of the new contents are blueberries.  They will taste so good this winter, but what to do with the rest of the garden harvest????   I decided, for the first time in many years, to can some of the corn harvest.  I just couldn’t waste all that good food.

Twelve pints of canned corn.  Yum!

Twelve pints of canned corn. Yum!

Canning isn’t a mysterious process.  Just follow exactly the directions in your pressure canner’s manual and you will be fine.

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4 responses to “Preserving the Corn Harvest

  1. Red flashing lights? Do explain! The coons were so bad in our corn patch this year, we didn’t get a single ear. And I just don’t think I can go another year without fresh sweet corn.

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