The idea of “Christmas in July” isn’t really a modern marketing ploy. Summer has always been the time of abundance — and of preserving that abundance for the cold months ahead. Whenever you dry herbs, can vegetables or cook up fruit preserves, you are giving yourself a future gift of homegrown and homemade goodness. This summer, as you visit farmers markets and gardens for farm-fresh ingredients to preserve, why not plan on getting a little of your Christmas shopping done at the same time? Watch the video above for ways you can start Christmas season projects during the growing season. Visit PickTNProducts.org or use the free Pick TN mobile app to find farmers markets near you and for a chart to convert farm measures like bushels and pecks to kitchen measures like quarts and gallons.
Thank you for making these videos. I find them very informative and want to try some of the things I learn.