The 1975 Canning Lid Shortage: Too Many Gardeners

Canning Lids

“Part of the cause is the tremendous increase in the number of home gardeners. The Federal Office of Consumer Affairs estimates that 12 million new gardeners have joined the market for home canning equipment in the past two vears.” August 14, 1975 On this day, The Hearne Democrat, out of Hearne, Texas, announced a nationwide…

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