Hey, Twin Cities hounds, where do you buy your canning supplies (pot, rack, tongs, jars)? I'd buy online, but I want a local source, especially for jars and lids, so I can stock up and replace things as needed. Thanks.
I'd hoped for this but after searching around town ended up buying a pressure canner online. I haven't used it for pressure canning yet but it worked better than my boiling water canner for regular canning. I have seen boiling water canners at thrift stores on occassion.
The best place that I've found locally is Fleet Farm. However, in a pinch, Lunds (at least the Uptown Lunds) has reduced sugar pectin and a limited supply of lids, jars, etc. They had at least a few of these things last week when I bought some pectin.
The Cub Foods at 60th and Lyndale carries the supplies as well (jars, lids, paraffin, pectin). I think the stuff is in the row with saran wrap and aluminum foil and baggies and is toward the back wall.