Preserving food, like preserving a friendship, requires conscientious care, an airtight bond, and a willing tongue to periodically taste-test for microbes. Savor sentiment with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get an introductory canning class from Seattle Can Can (a $20 value), taught at Goods for the Planet.
Seattle Can Can educates on the art of food preservation through a series of jar-jamming seminars designed to demystify basic canning customs. Freshmen provender protectors learn elementary canning principals and acquire the tools to tackle pickle-preserving projects during a one-hour introductory lecture. The relaxed class covers the history of home canning and acquaints students with canning equipment through trust-fall games. After the lecture, students can ask questions about techniques or when science will discover how to convert jam into living strawberries. Students also receive 10% off any canning supplies purchased the same day as the class.
Eager canners ready for the next step can take $5 off any one advanced class for six months after completing the introduction to canning course. The hands-on intermediate home-canning class lets students select their own fruits, vegetables, or vintage beanie babies to preserve using the water-bath canning method.
Seattle Can Can
Seattle Can Can owner and instructor Vic Phelps has put up produce in her kitchens for more than 35 years and happily imparts her tricks and techniques to all levels of curious canners. Vic reaches into her deep knowledge of equipment, canning physics, and the favorite Frank Sinatra songs of strawberries to teach classes on pickling, jams, and all-purpose canning for novice or experienced produce preservers.
210 Dexter Ave. N
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