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Free canning workshop at The Bloom Collective

September 8, 2010

Canning How-To

1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 19 & Oct. 24
The Bloom Collective
Steepletown Center
671 Davis NW
(Corner of 5th & Davis)

As the food industry separates us farther from the sources of our foods—and the nutrients real food provides—people seeking more sustainable and healthier mealtimes are taking up the nearly lost art of home canning. Some of us remember the jars of peaches, pickles and tomatoes lining our grandmother’s pantry shelves. Sadly, others have been brought up on foods jarred, canned, boxed or frozen in factories—and know nothing else.

As the industry’s mouthpiece, corporate media has Americans convinced that it’s difficult to cook from scratch and dangerous to can your own foods. But guess what? It’s easy and it’s safe. You don’t have to worry about those six-syllable food additives poisoning your family. And, canning your own can save you bundles of money. (That can mean less time working to live and more time working at life.)

You can learn the basics of canning at two upcoming free workshops sponsored by The Bloom Collective. On Sunday Sept. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m., experienced home canners from The Bloom, Our Kitchen Table and the GR Free School will show folks how to can salsa. On Sunday Oct. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m., the topic will be applesauce. Bring your own produce, jars, lids, a cutting board and knife.

For information, visit www.thebloomcollective.org or email bloomcollective@gmail.com.

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