Our Adventure in Berry Picking and Canning Jam!

Our Adventure in Berry Picking and Canning Jam!

At this berry farm we were able to pick many different types of berries.

At this berry farm we were able to pick many different types of berries.

There were many types of berries available at the farm we visited.

There were many types of berries available at the farm we visited.

We had a great time picking berries ourselves!

We had a great time picking berries ourselves!

So Cool, but it was really hot when we picked.

So Cool, but it was really hot when we picked.

All the berries were super yummy

All the berries were super yummy

We have arrived at our final destination, Red Raspberry picking.

We have arrived at our final destination, Red Raspberry picking.

Here are all the raspberries we picked!

Here are all the raspberries we picked!

After we take the berries home, we need to wash the berries.

After we take the berries home, we need to wash the berries.

Next, we need to blend the berries and fill the blender container with berries up to the max level.

Next, we need to blend the berries and fill the blender container with berries up to the max level.

In a separate bowl, add 4 cups of sugar and remove a 1/4 cup of sugar from this batch to add to the pectin.

In a separate bowl, add 4 cups of sugar and remove a 1/4 cup of sugar from this batch to add to the pectin.

Mix 1/4 cup of sugar with the Sure-Gel Premium Fruit Pectin Low Sugar Mix

Mix 1/4 cup of sugar with the Sure-Gel Premium Fruit Pectin Low Sugar Mix

Stir into raspberry mixture.

Stir into raspberry mixture.

Bring full mixture to a full rolling boil at high heat and stir constantly and stir in remaining 3 3/4 cup of sugar. Return to a full boil and boil for exactly 1 minute. Stir constantly.

Bring full mixture to a full rolling boil at high heat and stir constantly and stir in remaining 3 3/4 cup of sugar. Return to a full boil and boil for exactly 1 minute. Stir constantly.

Be sure to run all jars, lids and caps through the sanitize cycle in the dish washer before starting the jam process.

Be sure to run all jars, lids and caps through the sanitize cycle in the dish washer before starting the jam process.

Ladle immediately into sanitized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top.

Ladle immediately into sanitized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Creating a 1/4″ headspace in the jar. (Headspace- the distance from the rim of the jar to the content(s))

Wipe the rims of the jars and threads of the jars with a damp towel.

Wipe the rims of the jars and threads of the jars with a damp towel.

In a separate pot, boil all lids. Place the lid on top of the jar using the green magnetic tool. Then place cap over the lid and jar to seal. Screw bands tightly.

In a separate pot, boil all lids. Place the lid on top of the jar using the green magnetic tool. Then place cap over the lid and jar to seal. Screw bands tightly.

Place jars onto the elevated rack in canner pot.

Place jars onto the elevated rack in canner pot.

Submerge entire rack with jars into the canner. There should be at least one to two inches of water above the jars.  After the water has come to a boil, then you need to boil for 10 minutes.

Submerge entire rack with jars into the canner. There should be at least one to two inches of water above the jars. After the water has come to a boil, then you need to boil for 10 minutes.

After jars have boiled and cooked, you need to let the jars of jam sit and cool for the next 24 hours. The caps will pop to let you know that they are sealed. If the lids don't pop, and have an air bubble then they must be refrigerated because they are not sealed.

After jars have boiled and cooked, you need to let the jars of jam sit and cool for the next 24 hours. The caps will pop to let you know that they are sealed. If the lids don’t pop, and have an air bubble then they must be refrigerated because they are not sealed.

Decorate the lids of your jam jars with paper labels.

Decorate the lids of your jam jars with paper labels.

Add some flare to your jam jars with some ribbon for the perfect gift to friends and family.

Add some flare to your jam jars with some ribbon for the perfect gift to friends and family.

 

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