Farm Taking a can-do attitude



April 30, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Fresh pickles, ripe tomatoes and other garden goodies may still be months away, but if you plan on canning those foods, now’s a good time to check on your supplies.

And if that includes buying a new canner, Kansas State University food safety specialist Karen Blakeslee says there is a lot to think about before selecting a canner.

“The first thing to think about is what kind of cooktop do you have on your stove,” said Blakeslee, who is also the director of the university’s Rapid Response Center. “The cooktop is going to dictate what type of canner you’re going to get.”

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