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.

Sharon in her kitchen wearing a red Simply Canning apron.

I am Sharon Peterson, author of Simply Canning Guide and teacher of food preservation classes at Simply Canning School.

SimplyCanning.com is filled with free recipes, tips and home food preservation advice and articles. For the more fearful we’ve got even more resources to help you get started.

Our online video classes 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:

  • confusing
  • contradicting
  • vague
  • fear-inducing!
The complete canning bundle with videos and recipes available on multiple devices.

Video courses, ebooks, a spiral bound canning guide, canning labels, even t-shirts just for fun.

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.



“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands….” -1 Thessalonians 4:11

Sharon walking with her husband and sons outdoors.

I’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.

Sharon wearing a blue shirt and standing next to a pressure canner on the stove.

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

Filled canning jars in various colors and sizes.

If you have canning questions, use the contact form on this page…

Updated Simply Canning Guide!

Cover of spiral Simply Canning Guide book.

Make sure you check out the 2nd edition Canning Guide. I started out this second edition project to update and get a spiral bound version. I ended up with a total facelift, which includes updated content, as well as new recipes, safety tips, and more.

Sharon's kitchen setup with lights and camera on a tripod.
A peek into the Simply Canning kitchen on filming day.

As Seen On…

KKCO News 11 Interview

Sharon being interviewed on KKCO News 11 with the caption Talking to a Canning Expert.
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Ace Hardware

Sharon talking about canning meat at her local Ace Hardware store.
Fillmore Container Quality Preserving Supplies
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Learn Canning

Online Canning Classes

Online Canning Classes geared for the beginning canner! Watch video tutorials, find printable recipes, participate in a community, and receive help from me.

Just like joining me in my kitchen!

Well, almost.

Click the video to hear all about it.

Quick Start Guide

Link to Simply Canning Quick Start Guide.

The very first step to success is…get over the fear. The Canning Quick Start email course is a tour of the most important information that no one should miss. And it’s free. No charge. No obligation.

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