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Discover You Can -Learn Make Share

Posted 6/4/2013 10:22am by Becky Kornmeier.

‘Discover You Can’ Program at U.S. Farmers Markets Helps Consumers
Learn, Make and Share Home-Canned Goods

  Every year, the Toledo Farmers’ Market is a great place to buy farm-fresh, local produce and connect with our local community. This year the Discover You Can – Learn Make Share canning education program will be on hand to help market visitors learn to can and make canning recipes using fresh local produce to enjoy and share with friends all year long.

 The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) and Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, supplied 30 FMC farmers market organizations with the materials they need to host instructional canning programs for their local communities. The Discover You Can – Learn Make Share  program spreads awareness of the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living, and provides tools to support educational programs that illustrate the three simple steps of safe home canning processes. The three steps are:

1.    Prep — Wash your jars and lids and heat your water.

2.    Pick — Select your recipe and prepare it.

3.    Preserve — Process your filled jars in boiling water.

 “Discover You Can – Learn Make Share  provides the tools and the ideas to get people excited about learning to can today, and also making something they can share tomorrow,” says Elizabeth Comiskey, membership and outreach coordinator, Farmers Market Coalition.  “This program really inspires people to find a healthy, new passion that they can share with others. It also gives farmers markets a new opportunity to educate their communities and support local farmers.”

 Learn how to can and preserve fresh foods from the experts, as well as discover new recipes that you can share with your family and friends. Visit The Toledo Farmers’ market, now through Labor Day and Discover You Can! Visit (www.toledofarmersmarket.com) for a schedule of local activities, or FreshPreserving.com for additional information about the 2013 Discover You Can – Learn Make Share  program.  Supporting your local farmers market helps ensure your community will have healthy, flavorful food for generations to come.

 First Canning Demonstration will be this Saturday June 8th - 9 to Noon

Toledo Farmers’ Market

525 Market Street, Toledo, OH 43604

Open Saturday 8 to 2

419-255-6765

About Farmers Market Coalition

The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. FMC represents farmers markets managers, farmers, state farmers market associations and other organizations and individuals dedicated to helping farmers markets thrive in the long-term. Through education, networking and advocacy, FMC helps farmers markets nationwide maximize their capacity to support agricultural entrepreneurship, provide healthy alternatives for consumers, and strengthen communities. Learn more at www.farmersmarketcoalition.org.

 

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

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