Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In-Season Fruit/Vegetable Personal Production Canning

In-Season Fruit/Vegetable Personal Production Canning –

July 25, 2013 5:45 pm-10:15pm
Facility Kitchens  501 Ottawa, Lowell, MI, 49331, United States
Canning Diva
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Personal Production Canning with the Canning Diva!
Peaches, blueberries, apples, cherries, raspberries and almost every summer vegetable start to make their appearance in July here in Michigan! Gather your favorite recipe, ingredients, jars, lids and rings and meet us for an evening of personal production canning every Thursday night in Lowell!
The Canning Diva and Facility Kitchens (a 2800 sq. ft. a commercial rental kitchen in Lowell, East on M-21-Fulton St) are teaming up to give West Michigan Canners an opportunity to can together! Canners will reap the benefits of a spacious commercial kitchen all the while having fun producing a fun recipe their families will surely enjoy!
What to Expect: Canners will be given time and resources to crank out a plethora of their favorite recipe for their personal consumption! Canners will need to bring their own ingredients and jars/rings/lids – however, Facility Kitchens will provide food prep and processing supplies, facility space and utilities and, not to mention, the Canning Diva will be onsite to share her knowledge while keeping production moving forward!
Be sure to reserve your space ASAP as spaces are limited – and will fill up fast!
Canning Recipe Suggestions:
Canned Peaches
Pickled Beets
Cherry Pie Filling
Canned Green Beans - Pressure Canning
Raw Sauerkraut
Pickled Radishes
Peach Preserves and/or Jam

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 11 Canning Results for Cherries, Strawberries and Raspberries

July 11 production canning results for cherries, strawberries and raspberries!
Three canners, Janet of Facility Kitchens and her daughter Madeleine and niece, Clare, in from Kansas City, were led by Diane Devereaux, The Canning Diva.
Input: one 10# tub of pre-pitted tart cherries, from Heidi’s of Lowell, and one flat of raspberries, one flat of sweet cherries, and one flat of strawberries, from the Ada Farm market.
Output Tally! 4 quarts & 2 pints of cherry pie filling, 10 pints and 2 half-pints of raspberry-lemon concentrate, 5 pints of cherry berry fruit spread, 2 pints and 9 half-pints of cherry – lemon concentrate, and 6 pints of “Signature Strawberry Salsa” for a total of 40 jars processed.  (We did some pre-prep and used a cherry pitter.)
The next personal production canning session is July 17 starting at 5:45pm until 10:15pm. We will work with berries and cherries again. Bring enough berries and other ingredients for your recipe and jars, lids and rings and can as much as you can in 4.5 hours. Reserve your place in the canning line at www.canningdiva.com or email janet@facilitykitchens.com. The session is $45.00 for the 4.5 hours. Facility Kitchens is a large commercial rental kitchen and provides the space and tools for you to can your produce.
Check back to see our results or Join in

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 11 Canning Cherries

July 11! Join us for canning cherries at Facility Kitchens starting at 5:45pm - until 10:15pm! You bring enough tart and sweet cherries, your recipe ingredients, and the jars, lids and rings and leave with your cherries in jars. Facility Kitchens provides space, utilities, tools, and the clean-up. You do not need to be an experienced canner because Diane Devereaux, the Canning Diva, will lead you and answer your questions.  $45.00 for the 4.5 hour session. Sign up at www.canningdiva.com or email janet@facilitykitchens.com to reserve your place in line. Join in!

Monday, July 1, 2013

June 27 Production Canning Results: Strawberries

June 27 production canning results: Strawberries
One canner worked with strawberries in a very short session making strawberry pie filling.
Input: One flat of strawberries
Output: eight pints of strawberry pie filling.
This may be it for strawberries this year.
All-in-all; During this June, at Facility Kitchens’ personal canning sessions, nearly 18 flats of strawberries were processed into: rhubarb-strawberry pie filling, “Signature Strawberry Salsa”, jam, strawberry-lemon concentrate, strawberry pie filling, and bags of frozen strawberries.
It is “On to Cherries!” for the next production canning session. Stay tuned and Join in!