Canning Demonstrations at this week’s farmers’ markets

Cooperative Extension Agents who are experts in canning and other methods of food preservation will be on hand at the Dover, Exeter, and Portsmouth Markets this week to demonstrate canning!

Yesterday Extension Agent Alice Mullen came to the Durham Market, and was answering people’s questions such as, “What exactly is blanching?” “Do I really need to sterilize the jars?” “Should I wash my blueberries before I freeze them?” and more. She had a whole water bath canning set up with her, so everyone could see the equipment they would need, recipes and fact-sheets, including my favorite fact sheet which was about how to store the fresh produce you buy for the short term – fridge or counter? Wash now or later? in plastic or in a drawer or chopped up?

You can watch the demonstration and ask questions of the Extension Agents:

Wednesday August 13, 2:15-6pm at the Dover Farmers’ Market, McIntosh Culinary Academy, 181 Silver St (Exit 8e off the Spaulding Turnpike)

Thursday August 14, 2:15-6pm at the Exeter Farmers’ Market, Swazey Parkway in Exeter

Saturday August 16, 8am-1pm at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, City Hall Parking Lot on Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth.

For more information about the farmers’ markets, visit

One Response to “Canning Demonstrations at this week’s farmers’ markets”

  1. Virginia says:

    Oh I definitely need that fact-sheet! Off to the Dover farmer’s market. Thanks for posting.

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