The glass weights I ordered to put on top of the foods I was fermenting arrived! They arrived just in time to add to two of the jars I had started pictured below. I am impressed with the difference they made immediately.
Adding this weight to the jar shown with carrots pushed the carrots down so much that they are now submerged in the brine. This will support better fermenting and slow any molds from growing. Here is an after shot below.
Searching around my own local community I could not find anyone who carried weights so I went on-line to purchase. Receiving the order there was a pleasant surprise upon opening the box. There was a note from the supplier that explained my purchase had just supported a small family run business. Reading this was joyful and pleasing for me. The details of purchasing these through Amazon are below as I would like to continue supporting this family enterprise.