LC-2175This was to be the year I was going to grow my own vegetables all summer and then spend the fall making pickles, chutneys and do my own canning.  My groundhog friend has pretty much put the kibosh on a healthy yield, so I may have to wait on the canning, but we shall see.

Meanwhile, I love that there is no shortage of commercially available canned products, like the kind offered by Lowcountry Produce.  Lowcountry is a “a purveyor of regional Southern delicacies from the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia.” All of their products are “handmade and hand packed using only all-natural ingredients.”

About Lowcountry Produce: “The seasonal rhythm of family food production and preservation has nearly disappeared, but the memory of those delicious foods of the past still lingers. So about five years ago, Lowcountry Produce decided to collect our own regional and family recipes and produce those special foods to let people have a continuing connection to the way things used to be. Our efforts have been well received, and our customers have been glad to leave the canning and preserving process to us and reap the benefits of our labor by serving foods that are pretty close to what Grandma used to make.”

Lowcountry Produce offers a wide variety of product including pickles, preserves and jellies, salsas, soups, and my favorites – chutneys.  I am going to try the Colonial Chutney, which sounds yummy:  “The main ingredients of this chutney are red tomatoes and peaches. Not spicy, but does have the perfect amount of allspice to keep it interesting! Serve as a condiment with roast pork, wild game, turkey or chicken.”

Find the products of Lowcountry Produce here.

Check out Lowcountry Produce’s blog here – full of recipes and other great ideas.