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It’s a Can-A-Rama!

Our preserving celebration launches today with our third annual Can-a-rama, a week of home canning parties and seasonal preserving nationwide. From August 14th to August 20th, we encourage you all to gather with your friends and family around the canning kettle.

Today in Seattle, we have more free and open-to-the-public demos at Pike Place Market. At Noon, join us for an Apricot-Raspberry Jam Demonstration by Rebecca Staffel, of Deluxe Foods, a Seattle artisanal preserves company, or at 2:00pm to learn how to can Pickled Jalapeno Peppers by renowned pickle expert Lucy Norris.

If you can not join us in Seattle to kick off our Can-A-Rama, Rebecca and Lucy have graciously shared their recipes.






CAA in the News

Look who is getting excited about National Can-It-Forward Day, August 13th.


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.

Send us all dispatches to:


Recipe Spotlight: Pickles from Lisa DuPar

Looking for recipes for different kinds of pickles?  Look no further.  Lisa DuPar, of Lisa Dupar Catering and Pomegranate Bistro has shared two of her favorites with us.  Check them out!

Pickled Summer Bing Cherries

Pickled Red Onions


Let’s Chat About Canning!

Canning, pickling and preserving are on this week’s live chat menu at Culinate, hosted by CAA co-founder Kim O’Donnel.

Photo by Viv/Seattle Bon Vivant

Photo by Viv/Seattle Bon Vivant

Kim’s special guest is canning expert Eugenia Bone, author of Well-Preserved (Clarkson Potter) and a blog with the same name at The Denver Post. Join us Thursday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. PT/ 1 ET.

P.S. We will be giving away a kit of canning jars from Leifheit USA during the hour!

Got a question but can’t make the live chat? Send it early.