Who’s canning all of a sudden?

Everyone uses toilet paper.  Panic buys of toilet paper aren’t considered crazy.

Some people prefer to make their own bread. So those people that see the emptying shelves of bread bake their own. Thus, the shortage of yeast. This isn’t crazy.

Who’s canning? Did you start a garden because the apocalypse is coming? When? March? Before everything got closed? April when they said it would be peaking? May when they said it would be over and it wasn’t? June was too hot. What could you have possibly suddenly planted? *crickets* OK, so nobody suddenly decided to start a garden and learn how to can produce.

Ah! People are starting to ferment gin in their bathtubs and Strawberry wine. But there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of fermenting jars or wine bottles. You miss sauerkraut and the stuff they sell in cans just isn’t up to snuff so… Nope because there’s no shortage of cabbage.

I have been looking for pint mason jars for a month. NOBODY HAS ANY! I found some purportedly at my local Walmart. I ordered them for pickup. When you order for pickup, you have to spend $35, so I got socks, tea, and sure jell which was in short supply in the grocery stores in addition to 2 cases of jars for my jam and jelly. I went to pick them up. “TADA! Your order is ready. *by the way we’re out of mason jars, but everything else is ok.” BASTIDS! If you say you have jars in stock, you better have jars in stock. I found (ok, kid found) about 8 jars that have been emptied. But my plums may be coming in on Monday. The search continues.

I’m not going to get my salsa canned without jars, or corn or beans, or peaches or

I’m gonna go cry a bit.


2 thoughts on “Who’s canning all of a sudden?

  1. Did you check craft stores? Jo-Ann’s sells mason jars. I don’t think ppl are suddenly canning, but they may have figured out that the jars make excellent meal prep containers. You can portion out meals for the week and store them in the fridge. They’re more environmentally friendly than plastic storage. Or it could be that ppl are canning produce from the farmers market. Or there was a canning boom in March and April but we’re only seeing shortages now.


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