I often claim that my greatest skill is that I can always pick the right container for the stuff I need to contain. Marissa at Food in Jars admits that she’s not, and recommends taking your storage jars to the store. I, on the other hand, take immense pleasure in picking the right jar from my collection and having the beans/quinoa/nuts/buttons/leftovers fit just right. I guess I have the plastic bags left over, which Marissa doesn’t, but I don’t think that the coop could handle it if I brought jars.
Here are the results of a little photograph-as-I-go experiment that I conducted the other day with a bagful of split peas (bought to make this soup). What you’re seeing is in real time, folks!