The Heritage of Canning

A canning jar base found in the field on 7/26/11

At the Dry, some of the most common objects that we would come across were related to the canning process.  Although the artifact counts tell us that the amount of canning happening varied from homestead to homestead, we still had the sense that this activity played an important role in many people’s lives.

Today, canning has come back in “fashion.”  The local food movement has encouraged more people to be in touch with the sources of their food.  If you’re interested in learning more about canning (and even try your hand at it!) check out the wonderful resource called “Canning Across America

On the site you can explore the recipes, resources, and stories shared by people from all over the country.  If you have your own experiences to share, you should contribute!


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