CAN AND SAVE -
CAN AND HAVE
ISABELLE S. THURSBY
Extension Economist in
Reduces the Grocery Bill and
Releases Cash for Olher Things
Needed by the Family
One thousand and ninety-five meals to be prepared this year.
Three square meals a day for a hungry family! For better
nutrition and economy, let home canned foods add variety and
make possible a better balanced diet all through the year.
It is recommended that in this period of national defense pre-
paredness, with favorable seasons for food production, Florida
farm families protect themselves by means of an adequate con-
servation program against lean seasons. The family table is a
market that pays retail prices and offers no competition.
An adequately filled pantry of fine quality fruits, vegetables,
meats, sweets and relishes, insures the family diversified, well
balanced meals at any season of the year, regardless of weather
-storm damage, drought, sudden rise or fall of temperature,
distance from market, price, or other influences.
Canned foods-when the latest information on selection, pre-
cooking, processing and storing is used-may be the finest,
safest, most nourishing and economical foods in the home.
YOUR VITAMIN FOODS
Canned fruits, tomatoes, and most canned vegetables are rich
sources of the various vitamins. Certain canned foods are richer
than others in certain vitamins; therefore, in order to supply
all of the vitamins as well as to provide a balanced diet in other
respects, it is wise to include in the family diet a variety of
fruits and vegetables-canned, dried and fresh.
BETTER FOOD FOR FLORIDA FOLK FROM BETTER
Can fresh young beans, crisp young turnips and beet greens
and their small succulent roots, tiny butter beans and petite
okra, red-ripe tomatoes, little yellow squash, right from the
In the spring there are whole fields full of juicy blackberries,
dewberries and Mayberries. Serve them generously during their
short season and can a supply for desserts for "out of season"
use. Can large amounts of berry juices, grapefruit sections,
and grapefruit, guava and other fruit juices for refreshing
healthful drinks for the long summer months. They save money
and bring health. Can and jam luscious strawberries and young-
berries, fragrant guavas and golden mangos in southern Florida,
and peaches, pears, plums and pecans in northern Florida. These
CAN FOR QUALITY
out-of-season foods carry with them an atmosphere of luxury,
but are luxuries the family can well afford because they were
canned when the products were in season and when in too great
an abundance to use at the time.
PLAN BEFORE YOU CAN
Simple Suggestions for a Canning Budget for a Family of Five
Products Use Amount to Can
Greens Twice a Week 40 Qts. to last 4 months
Tomatoes Three times a Week 90 Qts. to last 7 months
Other Vegetables Three times a Week 65 Qts. to last 5 months
Fruits Seven times a Week 180 Qts. to last 6 months
At least 50 containers of meats should be on hand for emergencies and
for busy days. Fruit butters, marmalades and relishes add interest and
palatability to the school lunch.
A well cared for half acre garden should furnish plenty of
fresh vegetables and a surplus for canning.
PLAN BEFORE YOU CAN!
There is much information available on foods and food pro-
ducts and how to grow them. There are lists of kinds and vari-
eties of fruits and vegetables adapted to the various soil and
climatic conditions of Florida, having the greatest nutritional
value for preservation.
There is efficient equipment for use in the home and in the
community canning plant.
See your county home demonstration agent or write the State
Home Demonstration Office, Tallahassee, Fla.
The Home Garden-Bulletin 80
The Home Garden-H. H. Hume
The Home Orchard-H. H. Hume
Vegetable Crops of Florida-Bulletin 90
Canning Florida Fruits and Vegetables-Bulletin 103
Preserving Florida Citrus Fruits-Bulletin 100
Pickles and Relishes-Bulletin 83
Making and Using Sauerkraut-Circular 40
Butchering and Killing Pork on the Farm-Bulletin 81
Meat Canning-Bulletin 87
CANNING HELPS US TO LIVE AT HOME
AND SAVES US MONEY
A Food Supply Plan for Florida Families-Circular 44
The Canning Budget-Circular 33
Suggestions for Improving the Pantry of the
Average Small Home-Van Ferguson
Better Storage for Canned Products
HERE'S A RECIPE YOU MIGHT LIKE
SAUERKRAUT WITH SPARERIBS
Brown the pieces of spareribs on each side in a frying pan
with pork fat. Season the meat with a little salt, pepper and
poultry seasonings; place half of the kraut in a casserole, add
the meat, then the balance of the kraut and boiling water to
cover. Bake in a slow oven about two hours, closely covered,
and serve with mashed potatoes. Frankfurters may be used
in place of spareribs, if desired.
A WELL FILLED PANTRY FOR DEFENSE OF
HOME AND COUNTRY
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS
(Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914)
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN
AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WILMON NzEW.L, Director
Other circulars in this series:
51. Fit as a Fiddle
52. Feed the Family First
53. Gather Health from Your Own Garden
55. Your Poultry and Egg Supply
56. The Good Family Cow Helps Fill the Health Cup
57. Meat-Wholesome, Nourishing