The Sustainable Canning Workshop

With the homesteading movement on the rise, and the need to consume a clean food source, it has become essential for many to learn how to preserve foods quickly. Canning, because it can store long-term outside of refrigeration, is a popular place to start for many.


The workshop is taught by Ann of A Farm Girl in the Making, author of The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest. Ann’s focus is to teach people how to preserve foods and be intentional about the foods they are putting up.

Homemade bone broth can be pressure canned for long-term shelf storage.

Those new to food preservation, especially canning, tend to jump in head first. Here at Acorn Creek, we value enthusiasm while urging you to fully understand the science behind food preservation before you get started. It is never too late to learn the basics, nor does one ever get to the point of knowing everything there is to know about a topic, making this all-in-one workshop ideal for homesteaders of all levels of experience.

Workshop Curriculum

The Sustainable Canning Workshop is an extensive class covering both canning workshops Acorn Creek offers.

  • Gain the confidence to work canning tools such as a hot water bath and steam canner, steam juicer, and pressure canner.
  • Learn how to modify recipes according to your dietary needs.
  • Understand Botulism and how it applies to home canning.
  • Gain the skills needed to work with both high and low-acidic foods.
  • Learn tips for canning bone broth, meat, game, and fish.
  • Get comfortable with canning soups and stews to stock your larder with healthy, ready-to-consume meals.  
  • Properly can tomato products.
  • Learn how to navigate and comprehend the website of the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
  • In addition, gain knowledge about best practices for storing your home-canned goods. 

Be prepared to get your hands dirty! We will be hot water bath canning a seasonal item and pressure canning a hearty vegetable soup for you to take home.

Book your Workshop

The All in One Canning class is ideal for those who do not wish to attend separate canning workshops on the farm. In addition to the convenience of attending one hands-on class, you will also receive the following:

Pickling low acidic vegetables allows them to be hot water bath or steam canned.

Space is limited for this hands-on workshop. Reserving your spot now ensures that you are on the path to achieving food freedom.

Available hands-on workshop dates for 2023:

  • June 24th, 2023
  • 10 am to 4 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $150.00