Teaching Food Preservation in a Way that Even Beginners Can Fill Their Pantry.
Here at Simply Canning, we emphasize using up-to-date, tested, safe canning methods. Doing it right doesn’t mean hard. Our goal is to get you started.
I am Sharon Peterson, author of Simply Canning Guide and teacher of food preservation classes at Simply Canning School.
Our classes at the Canning School are for people who know they want to learn food preservation and have a full pantry but they don’t know where to start.
Or worse yet they are terrified to start!
It doesn’t have to be that hard.
Canning information should not be:
Click here to learn more about our video tutorials and full courses that will help you get started today. Find out how easy home food preservation should be.
“Hi, Sharon – You’re a great teacher and it’s easy to get excited about all the possibilities since your videos make me feel like I can actually do this thing.”
Who is that crazy woman who enjoys canning, a full pantry, and simplicity? Hi, I am Sharon, a simple woman in love with her hardworking husband and homeschool mom of 4 sons.
A quiet, simple life is a GOOD thing!
“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands….” -1 Thessalonians 4:11
In my mission to keep up with the appetites of my crew, gardening and home preserving food has proved to be a great way to provide nutritious, simple, delicious meals
Home preservation has turned out to be a feasible (and satisfying) alternative to the chemical- and preservative-laden commercial products found on the shelf of our local mega-market.
Gradually, my pantry contained fewer and fewer boxes and cans and more and more jars.
My garden grew…and grew…and grew.
Now my focus is as much natural food for my family as possible. Not that we eat perfectly… I do go to the grocery store just like everyone else. But it has been years since I bought a can of vegetables.
A Paradigm Shift…
When you first start canning, you might not understand or care about the science behind canning. I know I didn’t. I just faithfully followed directions.
You might be fearful too.
You don’t want to blow up your kitchen.
You also desire a full pantry.
You really want to be able to serve this food to your family without fear.
The good news is…you can!
I Want You to Know Why You Do What You Do!
When you understand the why behind all the recommendations. It all makes more sense. Our goal is to teach in a way that you can understand and not just blindly follow instructions… Now, following instructions is great! In fact, that is what I teach…but wouldn’t it be great if you know why?
We always use tested recipes from reputable sources.
We never guess. And I strive to always provide our resources so you can check for yourself.
We always keep in mind the beginner canner and strive to keep things simple and understandable.
We always strive to explain why.
We’ve been teaching since 2009, serving thousands of people from around the world…in an effort to get those pantries filled with delicious, healthy, home-canned food.
This desire to know what I am doing spurred me on to creating educational materials to get you started. –> Check out the canning classes here
Preserving Food is a Part of Our Frugal, Simple Lifestyle
I LOVE being able to open a jar of vegetables that we grow right in our backyard. I love having jars of peaches, homemade applesauce, or tangy pickles right in my pantry ready anytime for that snack attack.
But it’s more. It’s the confidence of knowing that I have enough stored up to take care of my family. It is knowing exactly where that food had been and what hands have handled it. It is knowing that I am saving on our grocery bills! The more I learn, the less I have to buy. I’ve even started canning venison that my hunters have provided for our family. Try it; you’ll be amazed at what it does for venison.
Join me. I’d love to walk with you on this trail of learning how to “put up food” as our grandmothers might have said. I’ll share with you a few tips and tricks, proper procedures to ensure safety and success, supplies important to have on hand, and some of my favorite recipes.
I may even share a few flops just so you don’t repeat them. 🙂
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