Friday, July 15, 2011

"Discover you Can" Program at Fresh52

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US Farmers Markets "Discover You Can" Program Teaches Consumers Benefits and Ease of Home Canning

Fresh52 farmers market will be paying it forward this summer with fresh ideas to help support farmers and the local food community in the Discover You Can℠ Program, a home canning education program.

The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) and Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, have granted 50 farmers market members of the FMC, educational and promotional materials for respective members to provide an instructional canning program within their local community. The Discover You Can℠ Program supports awareness of the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living and provides tools to support educational programs that illustrate the three simple steps of safe home canning processes.

Recently, home canning was named the #1 food trend according to The Food Channel. Clearly, canning is a hot topic for a growing number consumers and fresh preserving also ties closely to farmers that provide access to fresh, locally grown food in their respective communities.

“The exciting aspect of this program is that it offers farmers markets an innovative opportunity to meet their missions to educate communities and support farmers, says Stacy Miller of the Farmers Market Coalition. “Discover You Can"℠ arms participants with the tools, ideas, and funding, but letting markets bring canning to life through their own creativity and market needs.”

Learn how to can from the experts and enjoy a summer of new tastes and recipes. Visit Fresh52 now through Labor Day and discover you can! Visit for a schedule of local activities, or for additional information about the 2011 Discover You Can℠ program. Supporting your local farmers market helps ensure your community will have healthy, flavorful food for generations to come.

Saturday at Tivoli
302 S. Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

9480 S. Eastern
Las Vegas, NV 89123
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

In addition there are ball jar coupons and boxes of no sugar added pectin giveaways at the booth.

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