the collection is growing. Canned fruit isn't perceived as very cool, but I'm convinced that it could have a comeback. This spring I was playing around with business ideas for gourmet canned fruits, since we live in a freakin' orchard and there seems to be tons of potential.
We learned the basics and did some experimenting with interesting combinations: peaches and cherries, pears and blueberries, peaches and plums, and the most gourmet of the bunch -- peaches and cherries in white merlot wine. So we'll see how they turn out. It's very labour-intensive work, but when you get free fruit and see how nice it will be to have a stash of goodies like this...quite rewarding.