Canning classes coming to Bainbridge August 19, 20 as part of "Canning Across America" event
Parent Category: Growing
Created on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 00:31
Written by Carolyn Goodwin
The classes are part of a grassroots-inspired nationwide event called Canning Across America, which honors the revival of the time-honored art of canning. Throughout the country, households will join each other to preserve the summer’s bounty. In addition to home canning parties, chefs and food-preservation experts will host classes designed to inspire people how to can creatively and safely.
Co-sponsored by Sound Food and Trust for Working Landscapes (TWL), the Bainbridge classes will be taught by Susy Hymas, Nutrition Educator, WSU Master Food Preserver and Safety Advisor who has more than 30 years of experience in preserving fruits and vegetables. The first night Hymas will offer the basics about canning and preserving and the second night she will demonstrate how to safely pickle the season’s bounty.
The classes will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday August 19 (Canning Basics) and Thursday August 20 (Pickling Basics). Both classes are full.
There will also be a canning demonstration at Town & Country Market on Friday, August 21 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
The Canning Across America web site is designed to serve as a community and information clearinghouse. Have a question about canning? You’ll find educational articles on the subject as well as Q&As by food-preservation experts on the Canning Across America web site
. Sound Food will also be running a series of articles and recipes about canning on its web site at www.soundfood.org
Organizers hope that the Canning Across America event helps to inspire untold numbers of people to celebrate the craft of creating delicious foods that can sustain them throughout the year. In a recent reader survey conducted by Allrecipes.com, more than 38 percent of those surveyed said they plan to can, freeze or preserve fresh food this summer; among those with canning plans, 83 percent said: “It’s worth a little extra time to make my own foods to control the ingredients my family eats.” Join the Canvolution!