Christmas Gifts

If you like nature, farms, home cooking, fresh local produce, organic produce, home preserved foods, like jams, applesauce, apple butter, salsa, and healthy living, you may like some of the items below for yourself or others. The prices are the most competititve we could find and sales beneft the website! For more information, larger photos, pricing and shipping information, click on the Amazon boxes at the right of the page.

Home Canning Equipment Canning Equipment Christmas Gifts for the home canner, jam maker and cook

Home Canning Kits #1

Ball home canning kit water bath canner1. The Complete Home Canning Kit - Around $65 This is the canner and complete kit - everything you need in one package. It is also the same make and model that my family has used for 3 generations - my grandmother made everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce with it!

Further description: Ball Home Canning Basics Kit - Let Ball® show you how simple home canning can be. The Ball® Home Canning Basics Kit will give you all the basic utensils you need to start preserving the bounty of your garden or supermarket.

Ball Home Canning Basics Kit Includes:

  • 21-1/2 qt. enamel water bath canner
  • Funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, bubble freer spatula
  • Canners consultant magnet
  • Ball Blue Book

    This Ball Home Canning Basics Kit makes canning so easy and is a great gift for the beginning home canner.

  • Christmas Gifts for the home canner, jam maker and cook

    KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Kit

    Kitchenaid Mixer attachment kitThis kit has everything you'll need for your Kitchenaid to make applesauce, apple butter, ground meats, slice, chop vegetables. I've got one and love it!

    KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White

    kitchenaid mixer4.3 out of 5 stars (403 customer reviews)
    I have one and love it! I use it to make and can 120 quarts of applesauce in ONE day! (8 am to 12 midnight). Of course it does everything else: mixes, chops, seives. Also great with the dough hook to make gingerbread!


    • 250-watt, 10-speed mixer with tilt-up head
    • 4-1/2-quart bowl holds dough for 2 loaves of bread
    • Three handy accessories: flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook
    • Includes a guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes
    • Measures 13-8/9 by 8-2/3 by 14 inches; 1-year warranty

    KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series

    kitchenaid professional mixer
    4.3 out of 5 stars (145 customer reviews)


    Color: Metallic Chrome
    • 450-watt motor with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl
    • Unique mixing action: beater spins clockwise as the shaft spins counter clockwise
    • Ergonomic handle makes lifting the bowl more comfortable
    • Hinged hub cover flips up, allowing easy installation of attachments
    • Measures 16-1/2 by 12 by 14 inches; includes flat beater, spiral dough hook, and wire whip

    Christmas Gift Books

    The Ball Blue Book of Preserving

    The Ball Blue Book of Home Canning and Food PreservationThis is THE book on canning AND freezing! My grandmother used this book when I was a child. It tells you in simple instructions how to can almost anything; complete with recipes for jam, jellies, pickles, sauces, canning vegetables, meats, etc. If it can be canned, this book likely tells you how! Click on the link at left for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)

    Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving

    by United States Dept. of Agriculture - These guys ARE the authority on processing times for safety!

    Practical, easy-to-follow guide contains virtually everything consumers need to know about home canning: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods and pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special diets, and much more. Also includes scores of simply written recipes that even beginners can handle (smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, more. It's the second book to get, after the Ball Guide. Click on the link at right for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)

    The Christmas Pumpkin

    The Christmas PumpkinWinner of two awards locally and one nationally. Join the more than 6000 people that have learned what a green pumpkin could do for Christmas. Share this inspirational illustrated children's book with your family and start a new tradition. Recipient of the Dove Family Seal of Approval for all ages. A green pumpkin for Christmas? Who ever heard of such a thing? James wants to use his green pumpkin to celebrate Christmas. Many people laugh at his idea. With the strength of his family and his own self confidence, James shows everyone what a green pumpkin can do for Christmas. An inspiring story that proves that if you believe in something, you can make it happen. Cut out coloring sheet allows readers to design their own Christmas Pumpkin.