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33 Canning and Preserving Tips from Experienced Home Canners

33 Canning and Preserving Tips from

Experienced Home Canners

Rachel Tayse via Flickr

Rachel Tayse via Flickr

Some people are lucky enough to have grandparents or parents who are canners, and that can make learning to can a cinch! There’s a long list of reasons to take up home canning: the thrift of preserving home-grown and local produce, the pride of self-sufficiency, the ecological benefits of sourcing and processing foodstuffs locally, and the merit of opting out of the industrial food system.

Canning is really one step beyond cooking. It is a method that applies heat to food in a closed glass home canning jar to stop the natural spoilage that would otherwise take place, and removes air from the jar to create a seal. There are two home canning methods – Waterbath Canning and Pressure Canning. Mother Earth News and Jennifer Kongs, have written a manifesto for all new canners! Check it out at the link below….

33 Canning and Preserving Tips from Experienced Home Canners

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