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Celebrate the art of  “putting food up” by hosting your own Canning Party.

Canning and Preserving Classes and Events

Join the Canvolution! Here are a couple of resources for finding local classes in your surrounding area.

US Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension

Fresh Preserving

Host a Party

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  1. […] fact, this new canning wave has sparked the Can-a-Rama, Canning Across America, offering local events to demonstrate canning and help people learn the ins and outs of this […]

  2. Sound Food, a group on Bainbridge Island, Washington is sponsoring evening canning classes on August 20 and 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 to get ready for the Cans Across America event at the end of August. We’re also planning an afternoon canning demonstration on August 21 at the Town and Country Market on Bainbridge Island.

  3. KC Compton says:

    This is a great idea. We’ll get something posted on both our websites about this. I’ve also forwarded to our sister publication, Mother Earth News magazine.

  4. KC Compton says:

    (in the previous posting, that was supposed to be on, and )

  5. Emily says:

    There will be an informational event on canning and preserving at the River Forest Public Library meeting room, 735 Lathrop Ave., on August 29 at 3 pm. This is a great opportunity for canners of all levels to get together, share ideas and inspiration and discuss the art of putting up food. Whether you have been canning for years, or have never canned before, please join us to share your insight and wisdom, and perhaps learn a little something.

  6. VicinSea says:

    Seattle, WA August 30th, 2pm. Home Canning Workshop: How to Make Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Butters at Home Without Processed Sugar. This is part of an on going series of Home Canning Classes. No previous knowledge of home canning is needed. Class will be held at Goods For the Planet, 525 Dexter Ave S. Workshop is $10 per person on the day of the class. You must reserve a space by emailing or call the store at 206-652-2327.

  7. VicinSea says:

    Correction: Goods For the Planet is located at 525 Dexter Ave North in Seattle. I mistakenly listed it as a “south” address.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport Maine: Kick-off Event for DIY Series – Four Seasons to Food Independence

    Saturday Aug 29th, 1-3PM
    Wolfe’s Neck Farm JAM session! Create summer berry jams and jellies in our local version of the coast-to-coast community canning event, “Can-A-Rama,” happening the weekend of Aug. 29-30, 2009. Details will be posted soon at

  9. […] begins this weekend in cities across the States.  For our US readers, take a look at the events happening near you.  Even though we won’t be able to be there in person, we will be in spirit and you can […]

  10. […] shuffle. It’s us canning now, and we’re pickle-faced with gladness. Won’t you join […]

  11. […] 25th when canners across America are celebrating the art of  ”putting food up” by attending a Canning Across America event or hosting their own canning […]

  12. […] and 25, canners across the nation will celebrate the art of  ”putting food up” by attending a Canning Across America event or hosting  their own canning […]

  13. […] buds. I didn’t get this blog post up in time to support Canning Across America’s annual summer event – but you can visit their site for more information about food preservation and how to host your […]