Friday morning, May 10, our family met Doug & Pam and Steve & Charlene Lynch at Columbia Valley Family Farms pickling plant. We slowly walked through and observed the running operation. Quite different from a one person canning kitchen in a home!
|stacking asparagus piles on the conveyor|
|washing the veggies|
|placing a handful in the jars|
|getting just the right amount in each handful|
|ready for the hot liquid|
|pickling brine poured into each jar|
|watching the lids going on|
|observing the labeler|
|Caroline, Lindsay, Brooke, Pam, Riley behind the expiration date machine|
(owners Bryan & Kevin in the background)
|the beginning of the jar line|
|a closer look at the automatic spice filler|
|How fast can you put the packing box together?|
|Lynch/Bowman homeschoolers in the storage shed|
Charlene sent us away with a box full of premium asparagus tops, washed, and cut for a future motor home meal.
A great impromptu field trip with fun friends!