The beauty of canning is that you can take a surplus of, say, sun-ripened tomatoes or Maine blueberries and preserve that fresh, delicious taste for later in the year, minimizing food waste and maximizing your ability to enjoy produce year round. One other nice perk is that you can make strawberry jam or apple butter in advance and have something ready to grab for a swap, even if you don't have time to cook or bake something fresh that weekend.
As part of National Can-It-Forward Day on Saturday, August 17, we're hosting a canning event at Niche Urban Garden Supply in the South End. For $15, you get to spend an afternoon learning to can or refining your preservation techniques and enjoying snacks with like-minded foodies. You'll also go home with a can of newly preserved goods!
Sign up for Can-It-Forward Day on Eventbrite and please share this event with your fellow canners!