East Sac Edible

Canning Shelving


When we moved into the house, our garage had no built-in storage. Since we actually park both cars in the garage, we needed to find a solution to our storage issues. We hired a local cabinet company (their factory is even located in Sacramento!) to make us some upper cabinets and a work bench as well. Also we had a little side area where I asked for a broom closet and a pantry closet. As you can see I asked for many, many shelves in this pantry closet because my idea was that I would be storing my many jars of canned goods as I kept up with the fruits of the garden. The shelves are moveable so I can move them to fit different size jars.

Did you know that you are not supposed to stack your canned jars? I was reading Theresa Loe’s blog post about canning and this post comments on two things I had never heard about. One was not to leave the rings on your cans when you are storing them. The second was not to stack your jars on top of each other. This made me think about my canning pantry and made me glad that I asked for extra shelves! This way I have plenty of room and wont be tempted to stack my jars.

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2 thoughts on “Canning Shelving

  1. Look at all that space!!! To my mind, there are few things more gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing than canned goods all lined up. Happy canning to you!

    This year I hope to move beyond my trusty (and rusty!) water bath canner and figure out my new pressure canner. I’m excited by the endless fruit and veggie combinations possible with the pressure canner, but somehow I’m also really intimidated.

    • Thanks Sarah! I only have a bath canner as well but would like a pressure canner one day. I do try to freeze everything first and fill my freezer before I start canning things though since it is so hot in the summer time here in Sac! Good luck with the pressure canner!

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