This apx 36 pounds of pears!
Here's the cost breakdown. I don't count jars because I reuse them from year to year. There was a $3 off of Kerr and Ball jars in the paper a couple of weeks back. So I did invest in some new wide mouth jars. Great for fruits and pickles. Really just about anything, although I do like salsa made in the smaller mouthed jars.( It's easier to pour. )
Back to the break down:
36# Organic pears $29.80 about 83 cents per pound.
8 cups organic sugar $8
water - free
That's it! It cost about $1.51 per jar. That's pretty good for organic! Our grocery just put regular pears on sale for 79 cents a pound, but for 4 cents more a pound it was worth it to go organic!
If you can get a hold of fruit cheaper, which I'm sure many of you can. Then I would give canning a try. Start small. I started about 13 years ago with just strawberry jam. I wanted to make a low sugar recipe and know what my young ladies were eating. I like that I control the ingredients! Also make sure you can in season!
Just start somewhere! You don't have to can a years worth, start small.
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