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Can-It-Forward Day Demo Schedule

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In our third season of spreading the love for “putting up” food, Canning Across America is cooking up its most exciting endeavor to date. Mark your calendars for the weekend of August 13-14, when Canning Across America will be preserving up a storm at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

As part of the first-ever National Can-It-Forward Day, Canning Across America members will teach the basics of water bath canning and some of the most popular summer canning recipes. The day-long event is free and open to the public and will include several how-to canning demos that will be streaming live on 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST. Viewers will be able to ask questions and post comments in real time. 



8:00 a.m.

Mixed Berry Jam Canning Demonstration featuring Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin by Jeanne Sauvage, Canning Across America, Gluten-free baker & author

9:00 a.m.

Cooking Demonstration by Kelsey Angell of The Pink Door Restaurant featuring Mixed Berry Jam

10:00 a.m.

Canning Demonstration of Kosher Pickles featuring Dill Sandwich Slices recipe from Fresh made by Judith Dern, and cookbook author

11:00 a.m.

Cooking Demonstration by Diane LaVonne of Diane’s Market Kitchen featuring Dill Sandwich Slices


Canned Tomatoes Packed in Own Juice Demonstration featuring the Ball® Salt for Pickling and Preserving by Brook Hurst Stephens, Blogger,

1:00 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration by Philippe Thomelin of Olivar Restaurant featuring Canned Tomatoes Packed in Own Juice

2:00 p.m.

Mixed Berry Jam Canning Demonstration featuring Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin by Jeanne Sauvage, Canning Across America, Gluten-free baker & author

3:00 p.m.

Pepper Jelly Canning Demonstration featuring Ball® RealFruit™ Low or No-Sugar Pectin by Shannon and Jason Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, Urban gardeners, canners, DIY masters & authors


The preserving celebration continues Sunday, August 14, with more free and open-to-the-public demos from Seattle’s most seasoned canners. It also marks the kick-off to Canning Across America’s third Can-a-Rama, a week of home canning parties and seasonal preserving nationwide.


Apricot-Raspberry Jam Demonstration by Rebecca Staffel, of Deluxe Foods, a Seattle artisanal preserves company

2:00 p.m.

Pickle Jalapeno Chile Peppers by renowned pickle expert Lucy Norris

If you do not live in Seattle area, we encourage you to host a party in your in your neighborhood and watch Can-It-Forward Day Web TV on August 13th! Sign up for Can-It-Forward Day here.

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  1. Anita Simmons says:

    YAAY For the Pepper Jelly Demo!!!! Can’t wait!!!! That stuff is Delicious!!!!

  2. Krista Fay says:

    Would absolutely join you at the market but here I am a True Blue Seattleite, now living in Lithuania. Canning season here is in full swing, jars (of many shapes and sizes, huge to 1/2 pint) and lids in the stores, fabulous organic vegetables and fruits in staggering amounts at the open air markets. I learned to can from my Grandmother, your site inspired me “to go to work” as she would say. This is a society that wates nothing and learned hard lessons about supply and demand when the Russians were in charge. Pickles of every kind are preserved here, along with jams and cabbage recipes. It is not unusual to have a Lithuanian guest bring homemade pickles, jam or wine as a hostess gift. I am always thrilled!
    I am ready to start peach chutney this weekend and then applesauce, great apples here, delicious Old Heirloom varieties.I hope that you have a fabulous canning day Seattle!

  3. Amy says:

    Where will these demo’s be available to attend in the market itself?

  4. Shannon says:

    Amy- We are at Pike Place & Steward. Hope to see you!