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START A PROFITABLE JAM AND JELLY BUSINESS

■ If you’re a canning aficionado and like to put up juicy berries, sweet peaches, and crisp apples, you could be earning extra cash with your preserved spreads. According to the Specialty Food Association, jam and jelly sales totaled more than $228 million in 2016. Many people yearn for the days when food was home-grown, homemade, and full of recognizable ingredients, yet the pace of modern life leaves little time for cooking. People with traditional canning skills can fulfill this desire for homemade food by starting their own jam- and jelly-making businesses.

Operating a jam- or jelly-making

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