Temporarily Closed

Well, like all nonessential businesses, All In A Jar is closed temporarily until further notice. Wow, I don’t think anyone saw this coming. 

When I started All In A Jar in 2012 people would ask me all the time why would you go thought all that work for a few jars. I would say  

“ Because I know what is in the jars.” Not too much sugar or salt and no weird preserving chemicals. I would still say that but, I would add, “ It is nice having a pantry full of jars that can become a healthy, delicious meal in minutes. Having my jars, dry goods, a freezer with meat and a garden with fresh vegetables. And in a few weeks, I will have fresh fruit. This is why I do what I do. 

I know it is hard for so many people right now. The worst part is the unknown and people dying at a fast pace around the world. If we all do our best by staying home, for those that can, it may help us get past this.   

I think we should be looking at this as a great opportunity to slow down and reconnect with ourselves, family and friends. Take this time to get some rest, to call a friend, write your mom a handwritten letter, teach your child how to cook, read that book you always wanted to read, do some yoga, do some arts & crafts with the kids,  teach yourself how to make bread, be silly with your kids. Or look at this is as a great time to clean all the ceiling fans, clean out the refrigerator and freezer. Go outside and pull some weeds and plant a garden and if you have been to my canning classes you too would be canning and fermenting like me right now. I now know how important canning and preserving food is to me and my family. 

I have to admit I’m a homebody. Yes, it bothered me that I did not get to go see my granddaughter for her second birthday or that I can’t go help my best friend that is fighting cancer. But I think it is very important that we do our part by staying home if we can. We all need some kindness and patience from each other. 

I want to Thank all the Medical staff, Firemen, Policemen, Grocery staff, and the Truck Drivers that are putting their lives and family’s lives at risk each day they are working. 

I’m here for you if you have any questions about preserving food. Please email me and I will do may best to help.

Be safe.

See you in class

2 thoughts on “Temporarily Closed

  1. Awesome post, Penny! Now more than ever, people should realize the value of canning and food preservation. I have had a pantry, garage, and 2 freezers full of food for a long time (rotating stuff in and out) and all my friends used to bust my chops, saying “What are you saving up for- the Zombie apocalypse?”….. Well, guess what? I am now getting texts from those people saying “You were the smart one!”. Think about it people: Learn these preservation techniques from All In a Jar and you have a safe food supply to weather the storm. You know what is in the food, you know it’s delicious, you don’t have to risk a virus going out in public, and the process of canning is a blast!

    • Hello Steve,
      Thank you for the kind words about All In A Jar. You have been a wonderful student and friend . I’m glad to hear you are fine with a pantry and freezer stocked with food. I think you have the last laugh. LOL You will be fine with the Zombie Apocalypse !
      Teaching the art of preserving food has been a passion of my for the last nine years and I can’t think of a more important thing I can do to help others.
      Take care. Be safe and stay home.
      See you in class

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