Canning and Preserving
Open year-round! We are available for private canning or cooking classes and cooking parties.
Email or call to schedule your event.
Worried about your family’s eating habits? Concerned about the preservatives you consume eating processed foods? Join us for a discussion on dehydrating and a hands-on learning experience to create low-calorie, high energy snacks full of nutrition and packed with flavor you will love. Learn to create ready-to-make meals and snacks from garden produce you know and trust.
Fermented foods offer a world of health benefits and gourmet options! Join us for a discussion and hands-on fermenting experience. We explore a variety of tastes in a mostly fermented dinner together and begin a batch of fermentation for class members to finish at home. Look forward to kombucha tea, yogurt, vegetable ferments and more in this eye-opening class.
Does it really matter whether I water bath or pressure can those vegetables?
Will the pressure canner blow up in my kitchen?
How do I know it is safe to eat what I make?
Water Bath Basics
Find out how easy canning food can be! This class makes an in-season product. All the ingredients, necessary equipment and jars are provided by the Cannery. We use safe canning recipes during a hands-on lesson. Each participant leaves with knowledge of the canning process and a jar of product. Learn how to can food in our kitchen so you can repeat the process at home!
This class is for first time pressure canning cooks who want to overcome fear of the “bomb” in the kitchen. Join us in canning meat, soups and vegetables while learning principles of pressure cooking. We will provide all you need to learn how to pressure cook safely and send you home with a jar for your pantry.
We CAN! Jam
Bring your friends and learn how to make fresh jam. The Cannery provides all the ingredients and fresh-made bread and samples; you bring your friends. We will learn to make and preserve jam and enjoy taste testing with refreshments.
We CAN! Variety Canning
Client provides fresh produce
This class is determined by the needs of the client. Use one or more recipes for putting up in season vegetables of the clients’ choice. Canning salsa is a favorite! Canning pickles is also very popular. Plan to schedule at least a week in advance to reserve time in the cannery for you and your friends.
We CAN! Juice-Tomato, Vegetable, Fruit
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices taste like summer no matter when they are served.
How about trying canning tomatoes for juice, grapes, blackberries or peaches? They taste even better when they are home cooked without the extra non-essential ingredients many packaged juices include.
We are a small business and depend on each person to honor their promised participation to anticipate our costs for each class. Buying a class is much like buying a concert ticket; if you are not able to attend, please feel free to send someone in your place. We cannot give last minute refunds due to the costs involved in promising a class on our calendar. Thank you for your understanding.