10 responses to Amish Canning
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    Comment on Canning Jars Needed (February 6th, 2015 at 19:36)

    Canning Jars Needed


    I am wanting to purchase clear 16 oz mason jars and lids in bulk (No name brand) at a reasonable price. My question is, “Does the Amish community sell jars and lids to the public?” And if so, do you have any suggestion on where I can find this source?

    Thank You!


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      Comment on bulk canning jars (August 5th, 2015 at 11:54)

      bulk canning jars

      Hi Barbara.

      Yes. The Amish do sell generic canning jas to the public. I use them and have had no poblems at. Look for an Amish community near you. There’s usually a dry gods store where you can go buy your jars. I live in Illinois and drive to Arthur (home to a large Amish group), 1-2 times a month. I love buying spices and other supplies in bulk at very reasonable prices.

      Hope this helps. Happy canning!


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        Comment on Amish Canning (August 5th, 2015 at 12:35)

        Sorry for the misspelled words….

        *canning jars not canning jas
        *dry goods not dry gods

        Happy canning!!


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    Comment on Authentic Amish Cook Book (February 26th, 2015 at 12:41)

    Authentic Amish Cook Book

    Where can I obtain an Authentic Amish cook book and also authentic Amish quilt patterns for my wife.

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      Comment on Quilt books (February 26th, 2015 at 15:28)

      Quilt books

      Hopefully, you can copy and paste these links, but if not, just go to Amazon.com and look up these books and the many others to choose from. Hope this helps.

      Product Details
      Amish Patchwork: Full-Size Patterns for 46 Authentic Designs (Dover Quilting)Oct 27, 2011
      by Suzy Lawson

      Amish Quilting Patterns: 56 Full-Size Ready-to-Use Designs and Complete Instructions (Dover Quilting)Oct 27, 2011
      by Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham

      Product Details
      Amish-Country Cookbook, Vol. 2Jul 1986
      by Sue Miller and Bob Miller
      $0.02used & new(47 offers)
      $9.99used & new(11 offers)
      4.7 out of 5 stars 11
      Product Details
      Lancaster County CookbookOct 1, 2003
      by Louise Stoltzfus
      Only 16 left in stock – order soon.
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      $0.83used & new(67 offers)

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      Comment on Amish Canning (March 20th, 2017 at 08:05)

      I respect the Amish so much. If more people were to follow there ways the world would be a better place for all.

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    Comment on Amish cook / quilts (February 26th, 2015 at 13:41)

    Amish cook / quilts

    The original Amish Cook, Elizabeth Coblentz, was an old irder amish housewife who published a recipe column for years. Her daughter Lovina Eicher has taken it over since Elizabeth’s death. The recipes have been preserved in several books. I have noticed that the amish may use processed prepackaged ingredients, and many recipes may not be the epidome of healthy cooking. Her publisher has written about the difficulties of working with an author who does not have a phone or fax.

    Virtually all quilt patterns are used by the amish. The difference is in the fabrics. They piece not applique. They use solid colors, jewel tones. The patches are sewn by hand or treadle machine, with hand quilting.

    Hope this helps.

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    Comment on Help (November 7th, 2015 at 18:56)


    I live in Florida where it’s very hot I would like to start canning put don’t know where to store my canning good properly any help would be grateful to tell me how to build something or any help would be great .ps I live in a single wide mobile home.

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    Kim Hymer
    Comment on Canning the amish way (March 10th, 2018 at 15:48)

    Canning the amish way

    Do the amish use a pressure cooker to do there canning?

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    Comment on Amish canning (March 30th, 2018 at 08:18)

    Amish canning

    Some Amish use pressure Canners, some don’t.
    Many tend to use a water bath method they call “coldpack’ for several hours.
    I know people who do both.

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