Grandma’s canning cupboard.. Love it!! <3
There are no crisps or junk food on those shelves, and I bet the owner lives to a good age due to proper food!!!
Looks like mine! My goal this year was to freeze/can everything I and empty my pantry of cans. Only thing I haven’t tried is tuna. That’s on my list for 2019. Not the most cost effective, but I’m eating healthier without preservatives, pesticides and sodium.
This brings back memories. We grew our vegetables and some fruits and my Grandmother and Mother canned everything for the Winter, vegetables, fruits and jellies and jams. We had a cool cellar and this resembles what we did.
Fabulous picture. I remember my mom’s canning days and the basement shelves filled with lots of good stuff. I especially loved her bread and butter pickles! 😋
I remember my grandmother and mother canning in the fall every year. Grandma had a root cellar with shelves stocked with every thing they canned. Great memories.
Wow ~ I loved just reading all 193 of these posts, which brought back a lot of memories when I lived home and my mom did the same thing. Amazing !!!
My dad and mom were early 30s when we moved to a home with almost an acre of land. First garden was half that, we canned like crazy – had shelves like that. We all canned every spare moment. Dad would braid garlic and hang it. Each year that garden got smaller. Before they passed away they were down to two tomato plants in pots. I miss the early days.
I miss this. Mama had six of us and she would be making her fruit cakes and I miss picking up pecans this time of year. Making ornaments for our tree and going out in the woods to find the perfect one was so much fun.
I used to can foods like this; I started young helping my mother & after I got married & had children I canned vegetables! They were the best!
This was how our cupboard looked in the basement in Castalia! Lots of work and freezer was full too! Everything was homemade those days!
We had a big garden and I would can all sorts of stuff, including making my own homemade ketchup. When I used to can pickles in the basement my kids would come home from school yelling, “Mom we can smell the pickles clear down the street, and they stink”. BUT, they would be the first ones to eat them thru the year at dinner. 😃😃😃😃 We ate so much healthier back then. My shelves were full like this with so much good food to enjoy. It was a lot of work, but so worth it when you were eating yummy foods all through the year.
Boy, do I remember filling my pantry with everything I could can for winter. Always planted a huge garden and canned the bounty of vegetables and fruits I had. Looked a lot like this picture.
This brings back a lot of memories when I was little and grandma would do all of her canning I remembered when we moved into the one house we lived in when I was 3 years old carrying those canning jars up the steps into the house
My grandmother and my aunts saved a day or 2 they canned all kinds of food, fruit, it was an art for them, Those days are gone
Exactly how my Grandma’s pantry looked,wooden shelves on all walls filled to capacity with jars of food.
My maternal granny had a root cellar. Dark, dank, cool in the summer and didn’t freeze anything in the winter! You couldn’t pay me enough to go in there when I was a kid!
Bravo ! My gramma had cabbage heads. She would wrap the big outer leaves around huge nails. Used them all winter. Apples, she’d bury them in clean sand. Had a special box for that.
My aunt had a pantry like that. The only things they bought from the store was flour and sugar. They grew corn had it ground into corn meal.
Our Mom would can in the basement. We older kids would help. The shelves in the basement pantry had tomatoes, peaches, pears , applesauce and my favorite apricot on them. We always had fruit with our meals.
Does anyone still can and preserve ? I did until a few years ago, thought I just might try dill pickles. We had a contest at school, the crispiest dills. My Moms were sooooo good !
My german granny did this and more in attic stretched and starched lace curtains beat the scatter rugs darned socks on wooden spool made home made egg noodles mound of flour and eggs on kitchen table. Tatting i could not do she moved needle to fast to watch iron everything even the cleaning rags but i loved helping her mom made lots homemade soups and other great meals and what a baker wow. Talented ladies in my life. Miss them both
I miss canning our gardens like we used to . I also put up jellies that my family loved and did pickling as well . I miss making home maid apple sauce . I did all of this years ago when my kids were little
I grew up like this! We grew everything. From August to November you couldn’t see out our house windows because my Mom was canning everyday.
I still have the last dozen jars of peaches my brother and Mom canned before they both passed. 💗
Our basement used to look like this at my Grandma’s home. If we didn’t can or freeze the food from the garden, and the meat we had processed, we didn’t eat in the winter time. Food this way was SO much better than the canned foods we have now.
Reminds me of mom’s and all the hours picking berries, vegetables, peeling apples, peaches, tomatoes., shucking corn, and prepping food for those jars. Also cucumber and beets and peppers for pickling. Also remember eating it layer on winter.
this looks like my moms hard work for the winter when i was little. we would have to go down in the basement to get the things she wanted to fix for our meals. know i try to do the same whenever my health permits it
My daughter has an awesome canning area! GrMa Higgins had an amazing “cave/root cellar” where she and Gpa stored all their canned goods. We also used it as a tornado fallout shelter.
This brings up lots of memories. Both mom and grandma had gardens and did a lot of canning. It was not easy and it was hot but it fed the family. Mom canned all the vegetables for vegetable soup, it was so good.
I know what it’s like I canned made jam from all sorts of berries grown in or made apple
struderals & stacked them in the freezer,had an apple orchid made black berry pies from wild black berries, stacked them in the freezer I’m burnt out on canning
my grandma and aunt had this in the basement. As a child i would go down and see all the variety of things they canned. I would go down with them because i was scared of spiders. 😄☺️
Both my mother and my grandmother canned fruits and vegetables and had areas that looked just like this picture. My father had a large garden and we had apple, cherry and a prune tree in our yard.
My grandmother had a cellar used for canning jars,potatoes and other raw vegetables plus a shelter for storms.It was warm in winter and cool in summer.
So remember all the fruit and vegetables. I also remember hams hanging in the smoke house and sometimes a hogs head on the table to make head cheese. Oh I’m so old. Lol.
This is how my mom and her mom stored good stuff for winter eating never for get hearing go down in the fruit cellar for some canned peaches
This reminds me when I was small
when I would go downstairs in the
basement, shelves full of mason
jars all filled with all kinds of
goodies to eat thru the winter xo
My Mother had a huge garden and canned everything. I never bought a can of tomatoes till after I was married, 55 years ago! 🍅
Mine used to look like that when I had my market garden. Such satisfaction when you see the fruits of your labour.
Yes, my grandmother and aunt had a “fruit room” in the basement, not as extensive as this one, but impressive. Loved the canned peaches.
My granny had one under the basement steps she use to can pears OMG the sweetness was just right I miss those days and my grandma Rose Lee Jordan my baby❤️😍😘
Brings back memories of mom! She took so much pride in our gardens and canning. Hundred of quarts of beans… 8 of us kids and we all helped!
Mine used to look like that when I was mom with kids at home …Thank you to a bunch of sweet sisters in Jesus who taught me the ropes!
Hard work and alot of time doing this.. My mom’s basement only five times the shelving. And it was all filled.. She was a hard worker….
Beautiful , when I had a garden I canned a lot of food, it felt so good to have my own food , and I knew what I was eating .
Hardly went to the store as a child went to the basement for everything. I still can stuff but no like my Grandmother and Mother.
Reminds me of the ceiling to floor cupboards in our basement, filled with vegetables, etc. that Mom canned.
I live in sri lanka so i donot have experience like you but i watched Little house on the praery there i saw they store food like this way
I have been canning for years! It is the best food! I make my own jellies and jams. One of the most satisfying things I do!