Second Annual Triangle Canning Swap
Fire up your pressure canners and break out the jams, the Second Annual Triangle Canning Swap is right around the corner! This event brings together home canners from across the Triangle to swap some of their best goodies, helps promote food preservation and the art of canning, and is just plain fun. Last year’s event was a blast with items like homemade limoncello, blueberry syrup, dill pickles, and Chef Chad McIntyre’s famous bloody mary mix from his Raleigh restaurant,
Here are the details for this year’s event:
What: Second Annual Triangle Canning Swap
When: Sunday, August 19th at 3pm
How: You bring up to 5 jars of your homemade jam, jelly, chutney, sauce, salsa, pickles, etc. Local ingredients encouraged, and bring copies of your recipe to share if you like! For each jar you bring you get a chance to swap. Names will be dropped into a hat and chosen at random, and we’ll keep drawing until everyone has gotten to make their allotted swaps.
To sign up: RSVP on Facebook:
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The prize is a six-month subscription to our JSA (Jam Supporting Agriculture). A subscription gets you a jar of jam per month made with all local seasonal ingredients, often flavors that we don’t sell anywhere else. Past flavors include Black Radish Jam, Pineapple Sage & Peach Preserves, Sour Cherry Honeysuckle, and Tasty Spiced Carrot Jam. This & That Jam is a small Durham-based preserves company that sources all of its ingredients from local farms and gardens. We offer free and low-cost workshops to community members. We love canning! Preserving fruits and vegetables helps us rely less on out-of-season produce and the process of making jam is a great group activity that fosters family and community togetherness.