Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why We Make Our Own Packing Peanuts


SHARE THIS PAGE: Here at Fillmore Container, we are committed to be as environmentally responsible as possible. Over the years, we’ve tested and compared a variety of packing products and methods to see which provided the best balance of sustainability, performance and cost. While we’ve exclusively* chosen to use compostable peanuts for a long time, […]

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Soy Wax


SHARE THIS PAGE: Candle Wax We currently carry wax from the top 3 premium soy producers: NatureWax, EcoSoya, and Golden Brands. Even though they are all soy formulations, each one is unique. If you aren’t already familiar with a particular wax, we would highly recommend that you begin by referring to our  Wax Properties Chart. […]

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The Simplest Sauerkraut


SHARE THIS PAGE: Homemade sauerkraut is wonderfully different from the kraut you get at the grocery store. It has a nice crunch, it is perfectly sour, and pairs well with a pork roast. Sauerkraut is often one of the first fermentation projects recommended for newbies. Mainly because it is very easy to make, and  the […]

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The New Ball Blue Book and a Giveaway


SHARE THIS PAGE: We’re welcoming the Ball Blue Book – 37th Edition – to our Canning Library! How is this one different from the last?  Well, it’s packed full of a wide range of proven recipes including 75 new ones – for water bath processing and pressure canning, fermenting, freezing and dehydrating. Each section includes […]

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How to Decide What to Plant in Your Garden


SHARE THIS PAGE: This time of the year, when I’m feeling like I could be done with winter, and those beautiful seed catalogs begin arriving, I tend to get wrapped up in visions of garden grandeur. I over buy. Every year. Last year I was able to share quite a few of the extra plants […]

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Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade


SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s Meyer lemon season! There are so many reasons to love Meyer lemons! Oh, let us count the ways: They are sweeter than regular lemons; They have a thin rind that’s edible; They yield more juice than regular lemons; They have a beautiful floral aroma; They are not as acidic as regular […]

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