We pickled and canned jalapeño peppers for the first time yesterday. I picked several quarts of jalapeños at New Roots Farm--another banner year for this easy to grow hot pepper.
This is also one of the best tomato years. We've had a few bad years of late--with early blight, late blight, too much rain, not enough rain, too many hornworms. This year conditions seem to be just about right. Two trays of tomatoes sit on the kitchen counter waiting to be canned later today.