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Classes to teach people how to make their own Jams, Salsas, and Compotes from locally grown "cosmetic seconds" or "pick your own" farms in a community kitchen.

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Canning was really common prior to the WW2. For example, when your plum tree produced more plums than you could eat before they went bad, you made plum jam. Home canning could undergo a revival, as it is a great way to use produce while it is in season and plentiful. Teaching people that this is an option for produce they grow themselves or could create a market for the cosmetic seconds or late harvest produce at commercial farms. This could be yet another use for the community kitchen concept.


"Preserve the local bounty" or similar tagline could popularize the concept.








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This is a great idea. It's educational and provides a great platform for community members of all types to interact. Also a great opportunity for a local grocery store chain or farmer's market to promote weekly "Saturday Can" events.

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Thanks Katie! I think that any sort of event has the potential to raise awareness. :)