Tag Archives: County Fair

Show Your Preserves at the Fair

If you’re proud of your home-preserved foods, why not show them off at your county or state fair? You probably won’t win big prizes—fair premiums are small these days, if they are available at all—but you’ll inspire your fellow preservers … Continue reading

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Cucumbers for Pickling: They’re Not All Alike

This year’s pickling varieties, each at about 4 to 4 1/2 inches long Whenever I start talking about cucumber varieties, people give me that look that says, You are weirder than I ever imagined. Why isn’t cucumber breeding a more … Continue reading

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