Since this is a subscription service you will sign up to have a new box delivered to your door every month, and you can cancel at any time. The cost is $39/month + $9.00 shipping. It is a bit pricey but I have found it to be well worth the cost. In just two months I've learned some really invaluable techniques which I probably would have never learned if I hadn't received a kit with all the tools & instructions in which to complete it all spelled out for me. If you can't tell, I am really excited about this company and their boxes!!!
This month's theme was "Preserving & Preparing the Harvest Feast" As you might guess, the big project in the box was canning. Now I have always wanted to learn how to can foods but, to be completely honest, I was really intimidated by it so I never ever tried it before. All the tools/ingredients you need were included with the box, except for the pot to heat everything in. The instructions were step by step and super easy to follow. In fact, I was extremely surprised with just how easy the whole process really was. It probably took a little over an hour from start to finish, and I ended up with some wonderful cranberry chutney which is going to be wonderful on top of my turkey this Thanksgiving!
A second little project was also included in this month's box. It was to make your own candle inside of gourd. Yes, a gourd. This was the most adorably sweet little candle I have ever seen, let alone made myself. I will tell you, we had to pull out a handsaw to get the gourd open. It is a tough little bugger! A knife just wasn't powerful enough. Besides that, this project was a piece of cake. You simply scoop out the insides, melt your wax, place your wick, pour it inside the hollowed out gourd and let it sit. Viola!
I can't wait to see what's store for my November box!!!