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Which Foods are Best for Canning?

September 01, 2022

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Spend some time canning and enjoy the benefits all year! This process is easy when you have high-quality canning supplies. You are able to preserve the food you have now for later use. This especially comes in handy when you have an overabundance of produce or meat. Our canning supplies and kits provide you with user-friendly, commercial-grade equipment designed to give you delicious results. Canning helps you to:

  • Save money
  • Eat healthy and nutritious food year-round
  • Preserve bulk items and avoid waste

At Roots & Harvest, we encourage our customers to try the amazing benefits of canning by diving right in with our newcomer’s equipment and guides.

Preserve Your Seasonal Favorites

Each season gives you an opportunity to can the very best fruits, vegetables, and meat to keep them fresh for later use. The following list breaks down the best foods to can during each season, beginning with:


  • Pearl onions
  • Radishes
  • Asparagus
  • Strawberries
  • Peas


  • Beets
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Peaches
  • Syrups and jams (blackberries, blueberries)


  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Pears
  • Plums


  • Turnips
  • Rutabaga
  • Parsnips
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Venison


    You Can Do It

    There are many different ways to can your fruits and vegetables. Discover recipes making canned fruit or mint chutney, fruit jams and syrups, pickled vegetables, and so much more. Our books and manuals contain detailed instructions and photographs of preserving fruits, vegetables, and meats by canning. You don't need years of experience to preserve garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn simple step-by-step instructions designed to give you the confidence and know-how to freeze, dry, can, and brine from your summer garden to store in your root cellar. In fact, our book on Preserving the Harvest can help you learn every aspect of creating and preserving jams, jellies, soups, relishes, and much more.

    The Ultimate Canning Kit

    At Roots & Harvest, we provide equipment of the highest quality. Our canning supplies are constructed of heavy-duty aluminum for fast even heating. Our ultimate canning kit includes a pressure canner that allows you to safely process root vegetables, greens, fruits, stews, and vegetables like beans, corn, and zucchini, as well as meats. The canner has a strong-lock lid with a pressure regulator, an easy-to-read dial gauge, and is equipped with a canning rack. We even include The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home Book to help you on your canning journey.

    Enjoy canned fruits, pickled vegetables, syrups, jams, and more, whenever you want with the equipment at Roots & Harvest that is reliable and easy to use. If you have any questions about our kitchen tools, canning supplies, or accessories, call us at (877) 509-3457.