Preserving Harvest: an online canning course for beginners
It's easy to be in love with the idea of canning food. The idyllic notion of serving up loved ones nutritive, garden fresh produce in the depths of winter, sharing jars of jam with neighbors, popping open sauce for the spontaneous dinner party, lounging about with pickles.
This romantic idea also contains the reality when beginning a thing in our already full lives: time needed to learn what to buy and how to do it. Oh yeah, and the time to do it. I'm here to help!
In this course you will:
* Discover that preserving food is way easier and less time consuming than you imagine. Bonus: reduces waste and save money.
* Move past the intimidation and into total confidence regarding the canning process, safety precautions and all that information out there.
* Be armed with excitement and tools to begin putting up food for your kin.
* Have fun getting groovy in the kitchen with me.
Why apples? Good apples can be found year round. You needn't have access to an apple tree to have great apples to make applesauce. Also, it's a snap to whip up a few quarts of sauce with those unattractive apples chilling on your kitchen counter. We will help you select from what you've got whether it's an orchard or Costco.
Also: learn to can apples and you can any jam, sauce, spread, butter or salsa. Yes! In fact, it is easy to substitute a different fruit if you'd like! This course is designed to empower you to can any high acid food.
Canning food can feel hard at first. There is so much to keep track of, science to learn, methods to perfect...and what if I make my family sick? The truth is, canning food is incredibly satisfying and easy. It's true! Once you get the basics down, you will be able to save tons of money while preserving food at the height of taste and nutrient value. You will bask in the glory of a shelf full of delicious food that will feed your family all year well after the seasons change.
:: COURSE INCLUDES ::
- Nici’s step-by-step apple canning video
- Nici’s printable tool and ingredient lists, step-by-step instructions, safety tips and recipes
- Email guidance to help you with every step of the way
- Access to all materials forever
- Canning label pdf (printable)
- Coupon code (one time use) for all DIG + CO. kitchen products
- Access to private facebook community
Add a canning kit for $26. This kit contains jar lifter, lid lifter, small canning rack and stainless steel funnel, all made by Norpro. :)
What do I need to buy and how much will that cost? I send participants a detailed tool list with links to purchase. In a nutshell: you will need jars ($10), a wide mouth funnel ($4 for plastic/$9 for stainless steel), jar lifter ($5-$9), lid lifter ($3), canning rack ($8-$10) and a few pots (one for cooking, one for processing).
What kind of apples do I get? How many? You will need about 3 pounds per quart and can use whatever apples you love. With the course, I give detailed suggestions on variety and where/how to buy.
How much time do I need to set aside for the course? I’d allow yourself 2-3 hours for your first time. Once you get the hang of the process it’ll be much faster!
Do I need to be worried about food safety? No! Well, not more than you worry about it now. I will address your concerns about canning and food safety. We are canning a high acid food so botulism cannot exist in our jars. And I am here to help you along and answer your questions!
Due to this being a digital course, there are no refunds available after purchase.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVED THIS CLASS!
If you are even the tiniest bit interested in taking this online course, DO IT. It was such a fun and rewarding experience! Nici organized it so that it's very easy to follow. I loved that I could pause and rewind the video as needed, and her materials were well designed -- informative and clear. My son and I had so much fun learning to can from this course, and I feel equipped with skills to try the process with different foods now!
You *CAN* do it!
My parents used to can bushels of tomatoes from our family garden and I always thought it was a mysterious and difficult process. I inherited their canning pot and it sat in my basement for ten years. I decided to take Nici's online preserving class and was pleasantly surprised to find it was an easy and affordable process. Nici provided both a video tutorial and written materials that were very easy to follow. I canned twelve pints of applesauce and purchased some recommended canning books for more recipes down the line. Nici was quick to answer questions and made the whole class an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this class! It is both satisfying and joyful to preserve food and I promise you, it's much easier than you think! Thanks, Nici!
Great class for learning the basics of canning!
I really enjoyed this class! I've always been a little intimidated of the canning process, and this was a great way to learn. The videos were helpful because you could go back and listen again, or pause on instructions as you worked. Excited to see what is next!
Always wanted to learn to can!
I’ve always wanted to learn to can but felt nervous about teaching myself. When Nici announced this class I couldn’t have been more thrilled. I’ve followed her blog and shop for years and learned a lot from how she takes such joy in feeding her family- it felt like the perfect opportunity to finally learn! The class was so easy and I made 12 perfectly sealed jars of applesauce on the first try. The combo of the video and the step by step instructions was perfect. I had a few anxious questions (“is this what it’s supposed to look like at this stage?”, etc.) and Nici emailed me back quickly and warmly. I’ve already started my second batch this week! So glad I did this. Thanks Nici!!!
First time canner—so simple and fun!
I've wanted to learn how to can foods like applesauce for a decade, but I was always too nervous to do it on my own. Nici's step-by-step video guidance alone was everything I needed to easily can applesauce successfully on my first try. Not to mention all the other awesome downloadable resources she offers. I'm so excited to fill my shelves with jars of homemade goodness and give applesauce to my friends and family during the holiday season. I can't wait to take more of her online courses!!