Category Archives: Canning 101

Pressure Canners vs. Pressure Cookers for Canning

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Richard Kralj, Food Safety & Quality-Senior Extension Educator at Penn State Extension presented a pressure canning demo at our Preservation Station at the PA Farm Show. There were many questions regarding pressure canning at the PA Farm Show, and we continue to get questions about this topic. As more small kitchen appliances […]

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Can-It-Forward Day, Corn Relish Recipe + A Giveaway

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SHARE THIS PAGE: The 5th annual Can-It-Forward Day is Saturday, August 1st.  Can-It-Forward Day offers live, free webcast of home canning demonstrations, free recipes and more. The event encourages gardeners & food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what “Made From Here” means to them by fresh preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. […]

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Marisa McClellan to Teach Tomato Canning Workshop + Giveaway

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Join local canning teacher and cookbook author Marisa McClellan for a tomato canning workshop at Christina Maser Co. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Reserve your tickets now. Marisa McClellan, a food writer, canning teacher, and dedicated farmers market shopper who lives in Center […]

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How to Win a Blue Ribbon for Canned Goods at the Fair

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Veteran judges, Louetta Hurst and Vicki Becker, have seen their share of judging. They’ve shared their expertise at many local & county fairs and we caught up with them at the PA State Farm Show. For a couple of years, now, we’ve been participating in the PA State Farm Show. (You can […]

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Can I re-use my Baby Food Jars?

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SHARE THIS PAGE: If  you want to reuse old baby food jars, ask yourself these three questions first. Do you plan to use old baby food jars for a vase or craft project where you’re not expecting the lid to do anything important? Do you want to preserve food in old baby food jars? Do […]

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Cooking with Local Produce and Canning Tomatoes at the PA Farm Show

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Today, Friday January 16, 2015 we will have two demonstrations at the Family Living Stage at the PA Farm Show. First up is Buy Fresh Buy Local, a subsidiary of PASA. They will talk about how to find, choose and appreciate great local foods, and support the farmers and lands, which produce […]

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Dehydrating, Pressure Canning, & Healthy Meal Ideas at the PA Farm Show

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Today, Wednesday – January 14, 2015, is a busy day at the PA Farm Show. We’ll be touching on a few topics including, dehydrating, pressure canning and healthy meal ideas. We will kick-off the day with Daniel Gasteiger, top 20 garden blogger, and newspaper gardening and food writer. Daniel is also the […]

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Pear Vanilla Jam with Honey + Tips for Canning Sugar-free Jam

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SHARE THIS PAGE: Recently, Marisa McClellan, popular food blogger and author of Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint, stopped by our warehouse for a couple canning classes. We talked about how to make low or no sugar jam, using Pomona’s Pectin. The result was a splendid pear vanilla jam with honey (recipe below). […]

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Is it OK if my water bath canner or canning rings are rusty?

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We won’t tell you that rust is good, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of the road for your canning supplies. Water Bath Canners & Racks: If you’re using a typical agate water bath canner, chances are, it has many stories to tell and the battle scars to prove its […]

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The Trouble with Tomato Soup

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SHARE THIS PAGE: We’ve gotten many requests for tomato soup recipes for canning…and our responses may have seemed a little elusive. Well, the reality (until further research changes the recommendations of the National Center for Home Preservation) is that you just might not be able to safely can your favorite “heat & eat” tomato soup. […]

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