Summer is a peak time to can from your garden, but fall is a great time to can with store bought produce! You can find tons of things on sale that you can can now and enjoy all year.
Until recently, we didn’t have the option of growing our own food. But we still found ways to get great produce at a good price so that we could keep our pantry well-stocked!
In fact, last year we were able to grab over 300 pounds of organic produce at rock-bottom fall prices. And we’ve been able to enjoy those canned goods all year!
Fall Harvest Canning Collection
Here are a few of our favorite fall canned goods. Check your local grocery stores and bulk clubs for these items at drastically reduced prices!
Apples are a great fall harvest that you can find at a deep discount. Normally, organic apples cost about $3.50 a pound, however in the fall you can find organic apples for as low as $1.00 a pound!
Organic carrots are usually pretty cheap, but they are even cheaper during the fall.
We like to can carrots either slices into coins, or chunks. That makes them really easy to throw into soups, stews, or pour over a roast for a great veggie in a short amount of time.
Grab the full details on how to can carrots.
Chicken Bone Broth Soup
Lots of meats go on sale during the fall, like organic pastured chickens. Chicken bone broth soup is a great and super healthy option for putting up those chickens in a shelf-stable way.
Get the recipe for canning chicken bone broth soup here.
Another great water bath canning recipe for fall is this amazing cranberry sauce. With the holidays, cranberries are so ridiculously affordable that canning them in the fall makes perfect sense.
In addition to an easy holiday side dish, the sauce makes an amazing marinade for chicken or pork loin! Just pour it over the meat and bake until full cooked! You will not be disappointed!
Get the recipe for homemade cranberry sauce here.
These sweet potatoes not only make every day life easier as they can be turned into soups, mashed sweet potatoes and more… they make the holidays so much easier too!
Just pour a few jars of sweet potatoes in a casserole dish, top with homemade caramel sauce, and then add a layer of homemade marshmallows! Quick and easy!
Plus, instead of paying $3.60 per pound for organic sweet potatoes, you can grab them on sale this fall for less than $1.50 a pound!
Get the full directions on canning sweet potatoes.
Of course, those are just a few options. You can use these in any way that cooked potatoes can be used.
And they are about $0.67 a pound for organic white potatoes, instead of $1.65 or more per pound.
Get the step-by-step directions for canning potatoes here.