We busted out some more of our plum jam yesterday for a pot luck dinner we had with friends. You can read my original post Golden Plum Jam to get the recipe and step by step process of how my first jam making experience went. Looking back on that post I realize that not only was it fun to make jam but it was also very much worth it. Months later we can take a jar of home made jam to a pot luck and people will still be super stoked. I know jam making season is over but there are ways you can prepare right now so that when the time comes you'll be ready to make some of your own jam.
The simplest thing you can do is to start saving glass jars with lids. If you want the pretty jars I recommend buying them now as I've noticed that mason jars are on sale since the end of summer. Another thing you can do is to be informed on how to make jam. My favorite jam making article is found on pickyourown.org where they have a step by step process with pictures on how to make various types of jams.
For those of you who have made jam before can you share some tips on how to make the process easier?