But....daughter #2 lives near Clark MO where the Amish have a produce auction every Tuesday and Friday. And, she was wonderful enough to go for me. She got me 3 boxes of green beans and one of tomatoes. She told me the green beans were 15 pound boxes--but, the one I weighed (after I had already snapped quite a few of them, weighed 22 lbs). Green beans normally come out to 1 quart per half pound. The first box has yielded 13 quarts, with the last batch in the pressure canner now. I am going to have her pick me up some more the next time she comes up. They received more rain and the produce in that area is more abundant and going much cheaper. I was told that the same size box in Jamesport was $45 at the last auction. She paid around $5 I think. (husband paid her, so I am not 100% sure on the price).
If you can green beans--remember they are a low acid food and must must must be pressure canned--not hot water bathed.
This box was actually around 26 lbs. before it was snapped.
|All that was left after the ends were snapped off....|
|Outcome from the first box was 13 quarts.|