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5 Reasons to Embrace Home Canning: But canning homegrown and local foods is undergoing a revival, and many peopl...

5 Reasons to Embrace Home Canning: But canning homegrown and local foods is undergoing a revival, and many peopl...

Home canning might seem more like an activity your grandparents did than something busy people in our day would embrace. But canning homegrown and local foods is undergoing a revival, and many people now see canning as a key element of eating local, sustainable, healthy food. Here are some reasons you might like to join the ranks of modern canners: 1. Keep it local, year-round If you don’t preserve food when it’s in season, you generally have to rely on grocery store, out-of-season produce that was shipped from far away. By canning local or homegrown foods when they’re in season and at the peak of their nutrition and flavor, you can enjoy those foods through winter. This is a smart choice for personal and environmental health. 2. Avoid additives By canning your own foods, you know exactly what you’re adding to those jars. Foods from the store—whether processed foods or com...

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