Hands-on Pressure Canning Workshop

Food ownership begins with growing a garden and raising your own meat. It ends each year with the ability to stock the pantry with everything you produced, allowing you to consume the bounty of your hard work well into the winter months.

The fear of canning, specifically pressure canning, stems from the unknown. Preserving food is no longer taught from generation to generation, and it most certainly is not taught in public schools. For this very reason, Acorn Creek Farmstead is excited to have workshops dedicated to pressure canning.

This hands-on pressure canning workshop is being taught by Ann, the face behind A Farm Girl in the Making, and the author of The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest.  

It is necessary to understand the science behind food preservation, as well as traditional methods still practiced worldwide. Both scientific and traditional practices have a place in how food is preserved in a modern world.

In this hands-on pressure canning workshop, you will walk away with a newfound confidence and the knowledge needed to fill your pantry with foods which store well long-term!

Workshop Curriculum 

It’s time to put aside your fears and begin preserving your bounty! Good health begins with clean eating, and what better place to begin than your own harvest?

During this hands-on class session you will learn:

  • Identifying high and low acidic foods
  • What is Botulism and how to avoid it in home canned goods
  • The components of a pressure canner
  • Preparing jars for canning – what you’re not told
  • Determining the correct processing time and PSI
  • Understanding the National Center for Home Food Preservation’s website and other websites
  • Tips for canning meat, winter squash, vegetables, soups, stews, and tomato products
  • What to avoid when pressure canning food at home
  • How to properly store home canned goods

In this hands-on workshop you will have the opportunity to pressure can chicken and vegetable soup. Take your jar home and enjoy it during the winter months!

Book a Hands-on Workshop

We are happy to share that Acorn Creek Farmstead will be offering four pressure canning classes during the 2022 harvest season! Join us in learning how to preserve the season’s bounty for long-term storage.

Available hands-on workshop dates for 2022:

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

  • May 28th, 2022
  • 11 am to 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost- $60.00
  • June 25th, 2022
  • 11 am to 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00
  • July 30th, 2022
  • 11 am to 2 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00

2023 Workshop Schedule

If you missed the opportunity to join the pressure canning workshops held this year, that’s okay! Make sure to stay up to date for future hands-on workshops by joining our newsletter community.