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Old 03/26/12, 11:09 AM
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Has anyone on here been to the Brecksville, Ohio LDS Cannery or any other cannery? Can you bring in your own food and can it up or do you have to buy their food and then can it up? Do you can it all up yourself after they show you how or do they do it?
How long does it take to can up a 50# bag of something?
A friend of mine is talking about making the trip over to Brecksville, about an hour and a half away, and I am thinking that it would be better to just take some of the food I already have that I have not yet put into 5 gallon buckets and just can it up vs buying more food and then canning it up. The prices I paid were better than the prices on the LDS food price list.
Has anyone here done that?

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Old 03/26/12, 11:49 AM
 
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Haven't tried one. Not sure that I would cause I can mators that I grow and only can seven quarts or less at a time. The only thing that I do a big batch of is applesauce, usually two bushels but the electric roaster makes quick work of that.

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Old 03/26/12, 11:58 AM
 
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The Tucker Ga cannery will not allow outside food to be brought in. All must be bought onsite. However they do have several portable canners which you can take home to do your own product.

To can a 50 lb bag plan on about 15 minutes to do the actual canning. However plan on 30 minutes to get set up and about an hour to clean up. The canning is actually pretty easy. Put item in the can, add oxg absorber, put on lid and run through machine. You do it like an assembly line filling all cans first, etc.

The folks who vol at the canneries have always been very helpful to me when I go.

Make sure you all call first before going because here they take appointments and are almost always booked up. I usually call on wednesday if I want to go on saturday to see what the status is.

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Old 03/26/12, 12:19 PM
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The Cannery here does not allow outside food in. I'd call them before loading up your vehicle.

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Old 03/26/12, 12:53 PM
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I think I have decided that if my friend goes I will ride along and take a little bit of pocket money in case I find a good deal but I will not be doing a big shopping and canning trip for myself because we have a hook up for free 5 gallon buckets and I can get the bulk food cheaper at some of my local stores. Thanks for the info everyone!

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Old 03/26/12, 02:55 PM
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I use to use the Brecksville Cannery (it's a long drive and I found a local place that's as good if not better once I factor in gas). I never bothered to can up what I bought. Just bought the sacks of stuff and brought it home and put it in my free buckets.

If Stark Co is closer to you, PM me and I'll tell you where I go.

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Old 03/26/12, 04:15 PM
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Call them. Find out when, and what days they do what. Some day they may do salsa, for beans, or Jam or wheat etc. Make arrangements to be there on that day, to do your canning. There is a 1/2 hour intro, that all have to watch. Then your on a line to can! As I understand most canneries allow non-members. (we wont force you to join...LOL). Call them they are there to help you!

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Old 03/26/12, 05:05 PM
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Call them. Find out when, and what days they do what. Some day they may do salsa, for beans, or Jam !
Most canneries outside of Utah are Dry Pack only.
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