Putting By #1: Hot Water Bath Canning


Preserve the summer bounty of tomatoes and fruit and learn the basics of BWB (Boiling Water Bath) canning


We have all been waiting for summer harvest. Preserve the summer bounty of tomatoes learning the basics of BWB (Boiling Water Bath) canning. These classes are a perfect gift for the enthusiastic cook.

Classes are in my farmstead kitchen in Western Albemarle County. Because we will be working together inside I require that all students be vaccinated to keep us all safe. Thank you.

Everybody in this class will have a hands-on canning experience in my farmstead kitchen where I can every season for my own family. Knowing how to can for the future is a skill you will always be glad you have whether you grow your own vegetables or buy local summer produce from farmer’s markets in Charlottesville or the surrounding counties.

Along with the directions for peeling and cutting and stuffing jars, our day together will have lots of stories of the history of food preservation as part of the delightful resurgence of saving the bounty of the summer harvest in jars. You will learn the basics of the boiling water bath method by canning tomatoes .

When class is over and the last hot jar is out of the kettle you will leave with full jars to share with family or friends or (if they last) to stash in your pantry. I include a light lunch cause it is a long day of work over a hot stove.

Class 9 am-2 pm. 6 students maximum. $110.00  (all fruit/jars included).

Additional information

Hot Water Bath date

Sat, Mar 16 2024, Sat, Apr 6 2024, Sat, May 11 2024, Sat, Jun 1 2024, Sat, Jun 22 2024