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Save the date: Can-a-rama

For the fourth year in row, we’re putting on a party — of can-tastic proportions!

We’re thrilled to announce Can-a-Rama 2012, a weekend of putting up, preserving, pickling and canning, coast to coast, from sea to shining sea.  When a merry group of us in Seattle formed Canning Across America, we envisioned a day or series of days when home food preservationists of all levels would belly up to the canning kettle and preserve summer in a jar.  As far as we’re concerned, the more the merrier, so we’ll hope you’ll join us July 20-23, and put together your own canning party in your town.

From recipes to giveaways, we’ll be giving you all kinds of resources and tips on joining the Canvolution.

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  1. Lori Garton says:


    I am the Director of the Good Food Project. We are the Food Bank of Central Louisiana’s community garden project. We have a 1/3 acre organic demonstration garden. Every thing that is grown here goes to our Food Bank clients. But, it also serves as an educational tool for our community. We hold sustainable gardening and living workshops frequently open to the public.

    I have been wanted to hold a canning workshop for a long time. I’d love any resources to help give a workshop- especially if you know anyone in our area who would be willing to teach a class. (I have never canned but I sure do want to learn how)

    Please see our website at for more information. You can also see more about what we do at our facebook account: and on twitter @GFPcenla

    I signed up to receive your e-mails. Just wasn’t sure if there was more you could do to help.

    Thanks so much!

    Lori Garton
    Keller Enterprises Director of the Good Food Project
    3223 Baldwin Avenue
    Alexandria, LA 71301

  2. Kristin says:

    That sounds fun!

  3. Shannon says:

    Hi Lori,

    We do not have any members in your state at this time but I’d
    recommend contacting the Cooperative Extension office in Louisiana:

    Another great resource about canning, aside from our website, is the
    National Center for Home Food Preservation:

    As for finding a canning instructor in your area, we’d be happy to do
    our best to connect you with someone via twitter or facebook. Please
    be sure to follow us on our social media websites so you can see the
    responses from potential instructors:

    Thanks again for your message and for being inspired to host a class
    or event in your area.

  4. Jenny says:

    Sounds fun! I just purchased a new pressure canner and can’t wait to put it to use.