LDS Cannery

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  1. Pam6

    Pam6 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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?
     
  2. spud

    spud Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. two_barking_dogs

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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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  4. mnn2501

    mnn2501 Dallas

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    The Cannery here does not allow outside food in. I'd call them before loading up your vehicle.
     
  5. Pam6

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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!
     
  6. Ohio dreamer

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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.
     
  7. uhcrandy

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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!
     
  8. mnn2501

    mnn2501 Dallas

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    Most canneries outside of Utah are Dry Pack only.