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Making Small Batch Strawberry Jam (video)

Marge Braker, a retired home economics teacher demonstrates how to make small batch jam using fresh strawberries, sugar, and other simple ingredients. It’s strawberry season now, and the best (and may be) only time to find fresh strawberries in your neck of the woods is from May through June. The ones that grow in the Portland area literally melt in your mouth with sweetness and flavor. Canning strawberry jam is a great way to preserve fresh strawberries (and other berries) for year-round enjoyment. Check out this companion recipe for the ingredients, and all the necessary steps to make your Small Batch Fresh Strawberry Jam

And for those wanting more, watch the related story about Marge Braker and an old friend who develop a closer bond through their connection with preserving food: Preserving Food and Friendship.

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  1. Diana Lemmon says:

    I love this stawberry jam.
    Can it be made doubling the recipe? Thank you.

  2. jessie says:

    hi i seen your vidio on utube an that made in interested in make jam ,can this be done with canned or fresh pineapple thank you jessie

    • Marge says this can be done with most fruits, but I’m not the expert here. Since this is a small batch recipe, why not try it? Can it keep for up to a year? You’d have to find another source for that answer – maybe call your local school extension center?