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The Can-a-razzi Is Coming to Seattle

Seattle will play host this week and next to a few luminaries in the canning world, and we couldn’t be more jazzed. Whether this is your first canning season or your tenth, these upcoming events are great opportunities to deepen your practice at the canning kettle.

Put-emUpStarting on Thursday, May 31, Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of “Put’em Up!” (and two forthcoming preserved titles) will kick off her Seattle trip at Book Larder, where she’ll lead a 90-minute demo, both pickled and preserved. Details here.

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CAA's Brook Stephens.

Sherri’s next stop is  Puyallup, where she’ll be presenting at the Mother Earth News Fair, a weekend-long showcase of gardening, DIY and all things green. Our money is on Sunday, when Sherri leads a jam demo at 11:30 a.m., followed by CAA recipe editor Brook Stephens, who leads a pickle demo at 2:30 p.m. (You don’t want to miss Brook’s demo — her pickles are to die for!)   Fair details here.

Food In JarsNext weekend, Philadelphia-based blogger and author Marisa McClellan will be showing off her new book, Food in Jars (also the name of her popular preserving blog) at Book Larder. Admission to Marisa’s Sunday morning demo/book signing is free. Details here.

Do you have canning experts breezing through your town? Share the scoop below in the comments section.


Let’s Get Canning, America! Join us for National Can-It-Forward Day on August 13!

Jarden Home Brands, makers of iconic Ball® brand home canning products, has teamed up with Canning Across America to create the first annual National Can-It-Forward Day. Gather your family and friends to celebrate the bounty of summer through home canning. Learn the ease of preserving fresh food through a day of home canning parties, online instructional canning videos and cooking demos, local events at Seattle’s Pike Place Market and more.

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Are You Canning This Weekend? Tell Us About It!

As the Canvolution kicks off this weekend, we know you’ll be busy at the stove, but in the heat of the moment, don’t forget to document your role in this historic event! Take photos, jot down notes, scribble poetry and send’em our way! We’d love to highlight your canning parties, classes and demos, no matter how great or small.

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The Canvolution Comes to Boston!

This just in: CansBoston, a sister group in Beantown, has firmed up the details for an all-day event in Sommervile on Aug. 30 that has been dubbed  a “Can-o-rama Cantacular.”   With hands-on workshops covering the gamut of preserving, participants will learn the ins and outs of pressure canning, open water kettle method and lacto-fermentation.

For more info and details on registration, check in with organizer Linsey Herman, who writes the lively blog, Cakes and Commerce.

Stay tuned for a full report on the CansBoston event in this space!