Home Canning: Putting Food By the Old-Fashioned Way

We looked to our readers to find out why home canning is experiencing a modern revival. Their answer: Canning produces flavorful, high-quality food that saves money, builds self-reliance and creates lifelong memories.



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Capture summer in a jar? You can, if you take up home canning!
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Capturing the fresh flavors of summer in a jar is only one of the many reasons home canning is a comforting act of self-reliance as well as an art.
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The rules of canning are simple and practical: By following these rules, using tested recipes and employing the right equipment, you can safely can nearly any food.
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"Nothing tastes better than home-canned food," says Linda Palmer.
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"I think it's the love that makes it all taste so good," says Mishelle Davis Falsetto.
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"Canning gives me a sense of empowerment I don't get at the store," says Lana Lambert.
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"Canning is about health. I'd do it even if it cost more than buying retail," says John Schmidt.
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Family Canning Together
This family of MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers is part of a new generation that's excited to can and pass on the tradition.
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