Citrus County Canning Center

Canning Kitchen

Citrus County Canning Center
3405 W. Southern Street
Lecanto, Florida 34434

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The Canning Kitchen is open for business by appointment only. Individuals or families interested in canning fruit and vegetables for their personal use are requested to call for an appointment to use the facility.

The Canning Center is good for:

  • Canning
  • Weddings
  • Meetings
  • Classes
  • Training
  • Seminars

Capacity:

  • Auditorium - 100 person capacity
  • Classroom - 50 person capacity

How does the community canning kitchen operate?

Kids at the Canning Center

Kids making cookies

The kitchen is equipped with all of the necessary tools and appliances that you will need to preserve fruits and vegetables, sauces, relishes, jams, etc., pea shellers and juicers are also available for your use.

You bring your own canning jars, produce, and recipe ingredients such as; spices, vinegars, etc.

After you wash and prepare your produce, you will fill your sanitized canning jars and apply the lids.

The canning kitchen is a self-help facility equipped for the preparation, preservation, and heat processing of seasonally available fruits and vegetables, pickles and relishes, sauces and syrups, and of course, jams and jellies.

The resources of the Canning Kitchen enable you to bring in homegrown produce, or what you have purchased, to preserve them for future consumption.

Foods are processed by using the "home-style" method of canning, which uses traditional water-bath canners and dial-gauge pressure canners on commercial gas ranges.

Citrus County Canning Center

Home processing fresh garden produce or putting up a special favorite sauce or relish is an enjoyable and highly satisfying experience; not to mention the health benefits offered for those with special diet needs. Those who are sensitive or allergic to commercial chemical preservatives or added salts can benefit greatly by home processing foods.

Canning Kitchen Recipes

 

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