All In A Jar is working on ‘going green.’ We wanted to let you know of a few things we are doing to respect the environment. We have been composting kitchen and yard waste for the last few years which has been wonderful for the yard. We have acquired an extra small garbage can that costs less, and restricts waste that would eventually be taken to a landfill. All In A Jar buys local and in season products. This means that we help to reduce harmful fuel emissions because we do not buy food that has to be flown in, trucked or boated in from far away. We help remind students that the jars & rings can be used again. If a jar has a small chip in it use it for other things like storing vanilla sugar, paper clips, fresh flowers, etc. We have decided to no longer offer paper hand-outs of our information. After class you will receive the recipes as well as the “How To Prepare For Canning” Information electronically. No more wasting paper and ink! Last but not least we encourage students to use Pay Pal instead of using a stamp, envelope and the gas in the mail truck. We are trying our best so if you can help please let us know.
There’s nothing better than a homemade gift. Last year for the holidays, my family received All In A Jar’s finest preservers, jams, pickles, hot sauces, chutney and more. They all seemed satisfied with their gifts and I’m alright taking orders for what they would like in a jar this year. And I’m not the only one thinking about homemade for friends and family. In some of my classes, I have been talking about the December calendar and how it will be all about making gifts.
All In A Jar’s gift to you is an extra recipe in the month of December! For each class we will make three different recipes and you will go home with three jars of what you have made. We will be making recipes to please everyone in the family from Cranberry Ketchup and Pickled Garlic, to Spicy Mustard, Marinated Mushrooms and kid-friendly Taco Sauce. There are so many options during the month of December. Please go to the class calendar to see what classes you would like take. Come and have some fun in the kitchen.