Canning & Preserving Classes
My canning classes range from beginner classes to more advanced classes. I will walk you through the entire canning process – from getting great produce, finding safe recipes, the actual process of canning, and proper storage. I also carry all of the equipment, cookbooks, and special ingredients that you’ll need. I provide a written outline of each class to all of the class participants. This way you will have all of my tips and recommendations in writing.
I teach the current, USDA approved methods for water bath canning and pressure canning. All of the recipes that I teach and share on my site are made using safe methods so you don’t have to worry about you or your family getting sick.
I make all of my jams and jellies with low sugar. I find the final product is more true to the fresh fruit flavor and I find all the extra sugar is simply not necessary.
My canning and preserving classes are seasonal. I use local, fresh fruit and vegetables and sometimes the seasons are very short so I am very flexible with my classes. I love to make small batches of specialty products, such as chutneys, marmalades, and sauces. These items make wonderful gifts to share with the special people in your life!
A sample seasonal calendar of classes is:
January – Winter Jam Class – Cranberry-Orange Jam
June – Strawberry – Strawberry Jam
July – Cucumber – Bread & Butter Pickles
August – Tomatoes – Fiesta Tomato Salsa
November – Holiday Preserves Class