As everyone’s garden is starting to bear fruit (and vegetables), the question becomes what to do with all of it. There are only so many green beans and tomatoes you can give your friends if you want them to remain your friends. (Actually, you can give me an infinite number of tomatoes and I will still like you a lot.) But if you don’t have a friend like me, the answer to your conundrum just might be canning.
If it is, the library can help. We have some great canning books, which I have to admit are a bit spread out around 635, the beginning of the 640s, and 664. (Just ask at the desk of you need help tracking them down.) There are also some fantastic magazines about food preservation we’d be happy to hook you up with. And there are some fantastic ebooks available through the Ohio Digital Library and Hoopla. Plus, we just added a new database Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center that has magazine and reference book articles about dozens of topics, including gardening and canning.
So, let us help you out with your excess veggies rather than running the risk of making enemies by dropping zucchinis on your neighbor’s doorstep in the middle of the night.