You CAN do it! Home canning for beginners

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Event Overview

Home-canning, or “putting up” foods has been a method of food preservation for hundreds of years, a traditional and valuable way of keeping the best of the sunny summer harvest for you and your family into the winter.

Do you read the ingredients labels at the grocery store and wonder just what are those mystery ingredients? Do you wish for the kind of quality food that “Grandma used to make?” With this class, you can learn to make your own delicious and nutritious home-canned foods, better-tasting and more economical than the mystery “store-bought” food from the grocery store.

As beginners for this class we will focus on the basic and easy ways to can fruits and vegetables. This is a definitely hands-on class, in which everyone will be doing some of each project. Depending on attendance we should be able to cover 2 to 3 different canning projects. And you will each get to take home one of each kind of canned good that you make; and know that only the best ingredients and the best of your efforts are going into the canning and eventually into your stomach!

Minimum age

All ages welcome


Willing hands and taste buds!

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"What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it." ~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871

The best explanation for Hardpan Horticulture is that they are working on their cast-iron backs. More practically, they are a couple of do-it-yourself-ers who love to grow their own food and love to share it with everybody! Their produce is all home-grown and organic. It's as local as you can get as it's usually picked it out of the garden that morning. They do their own home-canning of jams, relishes, chutneys, and pickles of all kinds; as well as making cheese, beer, herbal skin products. and harvesting their own honey and beeswax. Trading recipes and methods is their best way to wish everyone a Happy Gardening!

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