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Farmers Market to offer canning help

“Discover You Can — Learn Make Share” program available

Farmers Market to offer canning help

Farmers Market to offer canning help

The Mainstreet Farmers Market is the place to buy local farm-fresh produce and connect with the local community.
    This year, the “Discover You Can — Learn Make Share” canning education program will be on hand to help market visitors learn to can, make canning recipes using fresh local produce to enjoy and share with friends.
    The Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corp. and makers of Ball Brand Fresh Preserving Products, supplied 30 farmers market organizations, including Statesboro’s, with the materials they need to host instructional canning programs for their local communities.
    The “Discover You Can — Learn Make Share” program spreads awareness of the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living, and provides tools to support educational programs that illustrate the three simple steps of safe home canning processes.
    The three steps are:
    1.     Prep — Wash your jars and lids and heat your water.
    2.     Pick — Select your recipe and prepare it.
    3.     Preserve — Process your filled jars in boiling water.
    “Discover You Can – Learn Make Share” provides the tools and the ideas to get people excited about learning to can today, and also making something they can share tomorrow,” says Elizabeth Comiskey, the Farmers Market Coalition’s membership and outreach coordinator. “This program really inspires people to find a healthy, new passion that they can share with others. It also gives farmers markets a new opportunity to educate their communities and support local farmers.”
    Learn how to can and preserve fresh foods from the experts, as well as discover new recipes that you can share with your family and friends, by visiting the Mainstreet Farmers Market now through Labor Day.
    Visit for a schedule of local activities, or for additional information about the 2013 “Discover You Can — Learn Make Share” program.

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