Canning Tips for Beginners & Veterans

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Whether you are a veteran canner, or you’re new to the canning world, there is always something to learn.  We’ve put together a few resources that we thought would inspire you to advance your canning know how.

For the beginner:

  • Take a class: If you are brand new to canning, we suggest you take a class to get a good grasp on canning basics.  Check our Facebook page or contact your local Cooperative Extension office to learn about classes near you.
  • Attend a swap: Maybe you’re only going to can one or two things this year, that’s okay.  Attend a food swap and you’ll be introduced to wide assortment of jams and preserves. Your pantry will be stocked with a variety of goods and you’ll come home with inspiration for what to can next year. Find one near you.

For the pro:

  • one piece lidTry one-piece lids: If you’ve only canned with the traditional two-piece lids, give one-piece lids a try this year. Here’s a ‘how to’ from Food in Jars.
  • Host a canning party: Share the magic of preserving with a dozen friends. Let’s face it, pitting 40 pounds of peaches will be a lot more fun with 10 of your friends! Here are some tips on how to host a canning party.

For both:

 

  • Label it: Be creative with your labeling. Check out our Label It Pinterest board for ideas on how to personalize or stylize your labels and for links to free downloads.
  • Consult the experts: The National Center for Home Food Preservation is an abundant resource for recommendations about home food preservation methods.
  • Make a plan: If you haven’t decided what to can this year, check out our Pinterest boards for ideas.

Jams & Jellies Pinterest Board Tomato Tomato Pinterest board Pickled Pinterest Board Recipes for Condiments Pinterest Board

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