Canning Stories: Why Do You Can? What Do You Can? We Want To Hear Your Firsthand Reports

Reader Contribution by Staff
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We’re working on an article about canning for the June/July issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, and are especially keen to inspire folks who have never canned before to give it a try. If you’re a canner, we would love to hear your firsthand stories about why you bother with it. We’d also love to get your feedback on any of the following questions: 

Why do you can food?

Do you can only homegrown produce or do you shop the farmers markets and grocery stores for canning ingredients?

What is your favorite canning recipe?

What home-canned food can you not live without?

Do you participate in any community canning events or gatherings? If so, how do they work?

What is your favorite canning memory?

What is your favorite canning cookbook or website?

How much money would you estimate that you save by canning food?

Please share your thoughts in the Comments Section below. If we select your comments for publication, we’ll gladly send you a complimentary copy of the issue in which you’ll be featured.

If you have 10 or more years of experience with canning or consider yourself to be a canning expert, we might also be interested in interviewing you. Email your contact information to with “Canning Stories” as the subject line.

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