A fun and simple guide THAT PROVES YOU REALLY CAN CAN! Canning and preserving your own fruits and vegetables is a fun, affordable, and sustainable way to fill your pantry with the season's bounty all year long. With this inspirational-yet-practical guide, you'll get hands-on advice and helpful tips to start canning and preserving your farmer's market favorites or the fresh produce from your own garden. This information-packed resource is loaded with delicious recipes, including pickles, jams, jellies, chutneys, and salsas. Inside, you'll find everything you need to get started: Learn all the basics - from water baths to freezing techniques, plus food safety tips and clever gift ideas. Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photos guide you from garden-fresh to pantry-ready. Includes detailed information on equipment and ingredients, handy charts and lists, and tips on produce seasonality.