Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Why would I want to use the dry canner instead of going to the cannery?"
You might ask “Why would I want to use the dry pack canner?”
IT MAY NOT BE CONVENIENT FOR YOU TO CAN AT THE CANNERY
You might have small children or a busy life, where you cannot go to the Greensboro cannery and stay for several hours canning your food there. If you can buy the food in bulk at either the cannery or Sam’s or Costco, then you would be able to borrow the dry pack canner and package all the food at your own home on your own schedule.
YOU MAY WANT TO CAN SOMETHING THAT THE CANNERY DOESN’T CARRY.
The cannery only has a limited list of commodities to buy: Three types of beans, powdered milk, white rice, white sugar, two kinds of wheat, dehydrated apple slices, carrots, macaroni and spaghetti, 2 kinds of oats, dry onions, and potato flakes. If you want to get something different, an exotic kind of rice or grain, a different type of pasta, something the cannery doesn’t stock, then you could can it at your house.
YOU MIGHT BE IN A HURRY
If you read enough of my posts, you might be getting an idea that time is getting short and we really need to get our food storage sooner, not later. (Hint, hint.) However, when I talked to Sister Mangum this week, the first opening she has for someone to go can at the cannery is APRIL 16. She said that if I was just picking up empty cans and/or bulk food (in big bags), I could come get them at a time when others are already scheduled.