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Friday, July 6, 2012

Food Preservation - Not Just for Grandma Anymore!

With grocery stores offering a variety of foods throughout the year and refrigerators and freezers in our homes - it might seem that canning and preserving foods would be a thing of the past. However, it seems food preservation is actually the new trend in homes across the country. Canning and preserving is not just for grandma anymore! In fact, some professionals in the canning business estimate that more than half of the canning population is under the age of 45!

Throughout the season guests visiting Historic Sauder Village can often see an assortment of vegetables being harvested from our gardens. Our costumed guides demonstrate a variety of food preservation techniques including drying, pickling, canning and even smoking meats. These demonstrations give our guests a unique look at the food preservation efforts of days gone by. The demonstrations vary with the season and time period in the Historic Village and recipes are often available for guests to take home.

Interested in giving food preservation a try but not sure where to start? Visit our website for some recipes and links to valuable food preservation resources!


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