Welcome to Preserving Now


New! Sweet Auburn Curb Market Classes

Municipal Market

Register Here:  Canning Classes at Sweet Auburn Municipal Market

We are happy to announce we have another new home for canning classes – the historic Sweet Auburn Curb Market

This nearly 100-year-old is located inside the original Municipal Market building, which opened its doors in 1924. Referred to as “The Curb Market” by locals, the building houses twenty-four individual businesses, including produce and meat merchants, a full service bakery, a bookstore, pharmacy and eleven of the most popular eateries in the city.  If you haven’t visited the market that predates all those “new” Farmers Markets we see around town now, you should – it’s an experience second to none!

Check out the picture (below)from the Market’s Archives 1939, showing all the bakers & makers celebrating their 15th Anniversary!

Vidalia Onion Relish 6-2013 007We’ll be in the center of the action, hosting Beginner Canning Classes, with a new item each week.

We’ll cover pickles the first week, and make Vidalia Onion Relish.  Then follow with Fruits, doing Peach Jam.  And finally, all things Tomatoes, and prepare a Tomato Salsa.



salsa2014We’ll make 2 jars of each product and you’ll have these along with full instructions and recipes to take home.

Saturday, July 16, 11 am – Vidalia Onion Relish
Saturday, July 23, 11 am – Peach Jam
Saturday, July 30, 11 am – Tomato Salsa

Each Class is $30.00 each.  Register for 2 classes, $25.00 each.  All 3 is $20.00 each.

To register and for more information, contact Lyn@PreservingNow.com

Sweet Auburn Archives 15th Anniversary Picture 1939

Sweet Auburn Archives 15th Anniversary Picture 1939



Prepared Pantry Dinner with Author Marisa McClellan


Sunday, September 4, 4 pm to 7 pm Register Here:  Prepared Pantry Dinner with Author Marisa McClellan We are excited to announce a very special … [Continue reading]

Cherry Jam & Chocolate Cherry Jam


Did I tell you cherries are my most favorite fruit?  You can probably tell that from some of my past blogs! So when the Washington State Fruit … [Continue reading]

Easy Mulberry Jam


Before they are gone, now's the time to forage!  I'm betting your neighborhood has mulberry trees just dripping ripe mulberries all over.  At least … [Continue reading]

Strawberry Vanilla Jam


  I love this time of year.  Strawberries are in - and that's the harbinger of great canning ahead.  So many berries and fruits and … [Continue reading]

Summer Preserving Series

Canning Pix

Our Summer Preserving Series Starts April 9th!   It's the start of the best of the canning seasons!     Fresh Strawberries now, soon … [Continue reading]

Home Canning & Sanitation – with Vinegar as your Friend!

White Vinegar

I've been teaching canning & preserving here in the Atlanta area for over 6 years.  The questions always come up about how much cleaning and … [Continue reading]

Bread & Jam Class

Saturday, May 21, at 11 am at beautiful Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills   Our signature Bread & Jam Class - a few spaces left!   To … [Continue reading]

Ginger Pear Butter & Food In Jars New Cookbook!

Naturally Sweet Food in Jars low (3) - Copy

Last weekend, we taught our Bread & Jam class down at Serenbe.  The picture shows the baguette made in the class and spread with Ginger Pear … [Continue reading]

New Year! New Classes! New Dates!

Aug. 5, 2012 Atlanta -- Lyn Deardorff prepares to put freshly-canned tomatoes in a boiling water bath in order to sterilize and seal the jars at her Atlanta home Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. BITA HONARVAR / BHONARVAR@AJC.COM

Register for all classes at Culinary Local here: www.culinarylocal.com/organizer/preserving-now   It may be cold outside but it's warm in my … [Continue reading]

Next Canning Workshops: Preserving at Sweet Auburn Curb Market July 16, 23 & 30; Summer Preserving Series at Serenbe August 6; Then Canning Immersion Workshop at Piedmont Park on August 27th.
Learn more here