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17 August 2011

Canning 101.


I'm noticing more people seem to be interested in learning the art of canning.  My reasons to can remain the same today as they were when I first started years ago -  to have quality organic produce available to my family at a price I could afford.  I like knowing what was or was not used on the food that I serve.  It's the same reason we now raise our own beef - quality and cost. 

I've come up with an idea that I think would benefit both the new canner and myself. 

I'm offering a canning 101 class at my home. 

Here's how it works:

I will have the produce on hand to can. 
You will bring a dozen quart jars with rings and lids, as well as $5 to cover the cost of the food and incidentals (sugar, vinegar, pecitn, etc.)
You will leave at the end of the day knowing how to use both a boiling water canner and a pressure canner, and have knowledge of proper canning techniques.  Best of all, you will have a dozen quarts of home canned goodness to enjoy. 

My plans for the day include (based on what's ready to harvest)
Corn
Peach Salsa
Green beans - if available
Applesauce

What do I get out of it?  Well, as the saying goes "Many hands make light work".  I get help with all the chopping, shucking and peeling. 
And most importantly, fellowshipping with each other really does make the job seem less daunting.

I'd like to do this on Monday 29th from 9am to 2pm.  I'm planning on four to five hours to get everything done, including lunch.

If you're interested, leave me a comment and I'll get in touch with you. 

10 comments:

BB said...

I'd be interested in coming. Canned some last night but what I know I taught myself. Barbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Charli,

I'd love to come. If I can get a sitter for my kids, I'll be there!

Btw, your peace salsa rocks! I've been eating it on everything!

Selena said...

Okay, my comment posted while I was attempting to type in my name...grrr

Charli said...

Love to have you both. Your kids can come too. Mine will be here playing while we can. They can hang out in the playroom or the living room. If it's nice they can play in the yard.

kristycole said...

Charli- I would love to come!! May need to bring aiden- i will let ya know if i can come asap!!!

Charli said...

Kristy, love to have you and Aiden. LMK.

Tracey said...

I'll probably come and I'll bring Seth.

Charli said...

You'll make the boys soo happy. They ask me every time we go past your house when Seth can come over.

Selena said...

Charli,

I'll be there and I'm bringing Iain to play. :)

Charli said...

Change of plans. We're meeting at Trinity to can. Monday 9am-2pm.