pickles are a pantry item that should never be depleted.
I told myself earlier this year, that this year would be about using up all my pantry goodies. So I did not pickle any asparagus, didn't plan on making any berry jam or jelly, and then August came. Hubby asked if I'd help a friend can pickles, so I said sure! Well, that didn't pan our but as I looked in my pantry I realized that I only had one jar left. A friend gifted me a quart and the bug was caught! 25 lb special mix box from Schuh Farms, plus some from our garden should last us the year.
I love pickled spears, they are so tasty and I can a jar all by myself!
Cheers to home canned goodies that taste so much better than anything from a grocery store.