PRESERVATION HAUL: Is the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam and Jelly Maker for you? Yes, if you tend to make small batches (each a total of 32 ounces); if you don’t have an appropriately shaped pot (wide top, narrow bottom); if you feel better when beeps and signals are calling the shots in the kitchen; if you don’t like to be tethered to the stove (the contraption has a built-in stirring wand); and if you have the room to store yet another countertop appliance. The pot is nonstick and dishwasher-safe. $99.99, available online via BedBathandBeyond.com, AceHardware.com and Amazon.com.
TEXAS PICKLES: Jalapeño, garlic, spices and sugar give Terlingua Sweet Hots a flavor that’s hard to imitate. The crisp slices are good for snacking as well as sandwiches and blended salads. 16 ounces, $8. Made by Whitson Chile Products of Terlingua, Texas; available at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market through Nov. 3, and during a one-day market there on Dec. 8.