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Locally grown fruits and vegetables are more nutritious because they are picked when ripe, not before, and make it to your table sooner after being harvested.

Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam with liquid pectin
Ingredients:
1 cup cooked red-stalked rhubarb (about 1 pound rhubarb and 1/4 cup water)
2 1/2 cups crushed strawberries (about 1 1/2 quart boxes)
6 1/2 cups sugar
1 pouch liquid pectin

Yield: About 7 or 8 half-pint jars.

Please read Using Boiling Water Canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, it is recommended that you read Principles of Home Canning.

Procedure: Sterilize canning jars and prepare two-piece canning lids according to manufacturer's directions. To prepare fruit. Wash rhubarb and slice thin or chop; do not peel. Add water, cover, and simmer until rhubarb is tender (about 1 minute). Sort and wash fully ripe strawberries; remove stems and caps. Crush berries.

To make jam, measure prepared rhubarb and strawberries into a kettle. Add sugar and stir well. Place on high heat and, stirring constantly, bring quickly to a full boil with bubbles over the entire surface. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in pectin. Skim. Fill hot jam immediately into hot, sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; adjust two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a Boiling Water Canner.

Recommended process time, by altitude, for Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam in a boiling water canner (hot packing pint or half-pint jars):
Altitude / process time
0 - 1,000 ft / 5 minutes
1,001 - 6,000 ft / 10 minutes
Above 6,000 ft / 15 minutes
How to Buy and Eat Local
» Buy directly from a local producer. Contact some of the producers listed here.

» Go to the John Day Farmers Market (seasonal). Support the local vendors who come out to the market for your convenience.

» Get involved with a community garden. Grow your own food, or food for someone in need at one of the several community gardens around the county.

» Buy from a retailer that sells or prepares locally produced food. Encourage local retailers to source their products locally by purchasing from local producers and processors.

» Buy locally raised whole animals. Contact one of the livestock producers to arrange the purchase of an animal for meat, then contact a custom meat processor for the kill, cut and wrap.

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MOUNT VERNON FRUIT PRODUCER
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Phone: 541-932-4718
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JOHN DAY FRUIT GARDEN
The John Day Community Garden is located across from the fairgrounds arena. The purpose of our garden is to provide community members a place to grow ...
Phone: 503-871-4083
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SENECA FRUIT GARDEN
The Seneca Community Garden was developed in 2010.
Phone: 541-542-2431
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DAYVILLE FRUIT PRODUCER
Dan and Grima Horgan raise about 150 laying hens on their farm just west of Dayville. Their hens are cage free and naturally raised. They provide fres...
Phone: 541-987-2378
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DAYVILLE FRUIT PRODUCER
Tony and Linda Hand grow blueberries, raspberries, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes and more. Call for more information.
Phone: 541-620-0262
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CANYON CITY FRUIT PRODUCER
Mary Walker grows a large garden. She has rhubarb and leaf lettuce available starting in May. Delicious heirloom tomatoes are available in August and ...
Phone: 541-575-0776
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KIMBERLY FRUIT PRODUCER
Thomas Orchards is located along the valley floor of the North Fork of the John Day River. This valley provides the perfect climate for producing swee...
Phone: 541-934-2870
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FOSSIL FRUIT MARKET
The Fossil Farmers Market will be opening for its second season Wednesday, July 13 at 10:15am. The market is held at the bell tower on the corner of H...
Phone: 541-763-2093
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KIMBERLY FRUIT PRODUCER
North Fork Ranch is a certified organic vegetable farm situated on the picturesque bank of the North Fork of the John Day River. Jim Bahrenburg grows ...
Phone: 541-934-2521
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JOHN DAY FRUIT MARKET
The John Day Farmers Market will be open for the 2015 season June 18 through October 15th every Saturday from 9am to noon. The market hosts a variety...
Phone: 541-932-2725
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