Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The local food movement has sparked a resurgence in home preserving

Demand for workshops in home preserving is surging in Metro Vancouver, forcing trainers to turn from teaching people how to can at home to teaching new trainers to go out into the community for them.

When Fresh Choice Kitchens realized it could not keep up with requests for canning workshops, they changed their strategy, according to organizer Diane Collis. Fresh Choice, formerly known as the Community Kitchen Project, a partner organization of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, last year held two daylong sessions to provide canning skills to 16 new trainers.

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