You Can! Canning Workshop

Next workshop: July 20,  from 1 pm to 5 pm At Piedmont Park:  Register here: 

Custom Scheduled Workshops in my Kitchen or Your Kitchen:    Email  or call 404-377-8010


It’s fun!  It’s tasty!  It’s healthy!  It’s sustainable!  It’s Green!  It’s Fresh! It’s Easier than you Thought! It can be simple or gourmet! It can be small batch or a garden’s worth.  It’s old fashioned – with modern science!   It’s Cutting Edge!
Yes, It’s Canning!  It’s coming back into its own for very good reason.  Come discover what canning can give to you (and your family).


Canning at homeOur Immersion Workshops covering all the basics is a four-hour complete, hands-on workshop  using the most popular and easiest method: water-bath canning.  Offered at the Piedmont Park Community Center adjacent to the Green Market.  And other pop-up locations around the city.  Watch this site for monthly announcements.

We’ll do three of the most popular kinds of canning:  A Pickle, A Tomato, and A Fruit.  You’ll receive a complete notebook of instruction and recipes (which we use in the class) along with a jar of each product to take home. You’ll leave with the knowledge and confidence to do canning on your own – ready to stock your pantry for year-round seasonal goodness!

Contact me for further information and for workshop schedules: Lyn, 404-377-8010.  You can also visit  for a calendar of their classes and information.  $75.00 each per person.

Canning Workshop For Two — at My Kitchen in Cabbagetown (Atlanta)

A complete workshop just like the one offered above, you will leave with a notebook  packed with information on canning along with recipes of the products canned and 2 jars of each product (6 total).  All supplies are included.  We can tailor a schedule to fit yours. Find a partner and enroll:  contact with the date(s) you are interested in and we will confirm availability back to you.  Or you may call me at 404-377-8010 for further information.  $75.00 each per class.

A Preservation Party in your own home!

Canning Parties Lyn DeardorrfCanning Parties have become immensely popular across the nation. A fun way to learn the basics of safe home canning while having a great time with your friends! Parties can be scheduled in the daytime or evenings, weekdays or weekends. Requirements are simple: you provide the kitchen and the friends-a minimum of six.  We’ll provide the food to be canned and all supplies along with a complete notebook for each on canning with recipes and jars of each product prepared. We’ll prepare 1-3 types of canned foods from start to finish such as a pickle, a tomato product, a fruit product.

Basic Pricing starts at $50 per person (depending on length and number of guests).  All supplies are included. Email Lyn at

Winter Canning Classes – New Seasonal Goodness!

Rustic Apple Butter

Thanks to a recent article on Scoutmob, we are adding 2 more classes to our Winter Schedule!  Preserving Now was interviewed by Scoutmob and wrote “Myth Busting About the World of Canning”.  If you haven’t seen the article, you can view it here.

Because a lot of folks (like me) live in urban areas and are interested in small batch seasonal canning, we have received a lot of interest in our workshops. Not thinking about canning in the winter?

Think again!  Look at all the goodness around us right now:  apples, pears, cranberries, plus pickling all kinds of things like brussels sprouts and cabbage  and then there’s squashes and root veggies …. an endless list of canning possibilities to warm your kitchen and your tummy!  And you’ll be ready for the endless Spring and Summer goodies ahead.

New classes are now scheduled for January and February.  Both are at the Indie-Pendent in Virginia-Highlands – a wonderful shop with an expansive kitchen/party facility.  Worth visiting just to see the shop and all their handmade artisan goodies.

Elsewhere on this site you can see an expanded description of my workshops. The basic “immersion” workshop is 4 hours long and teaches water-bath canning – the easiest one to do in home kitchens.  We teach 3 products in each class so you can confidently go home and dig right in with any recipe:  a tomato product, a fruit and a pickle. Everything is supplied and you leave with 3 jars of each product.

Sunday, January 13 and Sunday, February 17.  Both are from 12 to 4 pm.

Classes are $75.00 each – or -Winter Special:  Partner with a friend and each is $50 .

Sign up at the Indie-Pendent website:

or email me directly:

Come Join Us and See What All the Fun is About!

Final Canning Workshops for the Year – and Special Offer

Grab your Friend, Mother, Daughter,Brother, Sister,  or Partner – and join our Canning Workshop for only $50 each, for a total of $100 for 2!  Regular price is $75.00 each so this is a great deal!  We are offering these workshops only for the remainder of the Fall so make your reservation soon – Only 3 workshops left!

At Piedmont Park Saturday, October 20 – 2 to 6 pm
At The Indie-Pendent, Saturday, October 6 – 1 to 5 pm

At The Indie-Pendent, Sunday, October 21 – 1 to 5 pm

This is the complete 4-hour workshop that teaches you all the basics of waterbath canning – AND we’ll do 3 popular products – a tomato, a fruit, and a pickle.

Everything’s included: produce, jars, notebook of instruction, recipes and a jar of each product made.  Completely hands-on!  Become a competent canner, ready to capture summer produce that will taste delicious in January!



Email me directly if you are interested in this special pricing:
You and your canning partner need to register at the same time.
If you have questions, feel free to call me:  404-377-8010.






Workshops Expanded! Preserving Now – In the Kitchen

We are pleased to announce New Workshops now at The Indie-Pendent in Virginia Highlands (Atlanta). Visit or call 404-313-0004  for more information and for how to register for workshops.

Canning at homeCanning in jars workshops teach you all the basics as well as the full range of products that can be safely water-bath preserved.  Detailed instruction along with hands-on involvement is provided.   We provide all the necessary supplies including the ingredients for canning, a detailed notebook to take home with recipes and jars of the food preserved in the workshop.

 All students  start with the basics (Workshop 100 or 101) and then can select any of the Class 200 Series Workshops (Specialty Canning).  Classes are taught by Lyn Deardorff and Karin Kane of Preserving Now

  • We offer our popular Immersion Workshop – a four-hour complete, hands-on workshop throughout the year that will give you all the basics of home preservation using the most popular method: water-bath canning.
  • Now offering a shorter version, the Quickstart Workshop – a two-hour, hands-on workshop for those who are time-challenged.  This workshop will get your started in water-bath canning as well.
  • In addition, we have added an advanced series for those that want to take canning to a new level.  The 200-Series Workshops offers specialty canning in various categories:  Tomatoes, Pickles & Relishes,Fruits, Chutneys, and Condiments.
  • Preserved Products for Gifting:  Explore the wide range of gifting with preserved products such as wine jellies and boozy foods, combination gifts such as baked goods and fruit preserves, preserved lemons and lemon curd; how to package in unusual jars and sizes, and how to label, wrap and decorate your jars. The class will be offered in Spring (for Mother’s Day, Teachers’ presents, shower and birthday gifting) as well as Summer (Christmas in July ideas), and in Fall (Holiday gifting).
  • Girlfriends Time Out (or Men or Mixed):  Is it a workshop?  Is it a party?  Both!  Customized for you and your friends, the Indie-Pendent’s second floor atelier is a great (private) party space. Based on the number of guests, we’ll explore various menu options such as preserving for a full-­‐dinner (appetizer, main course, dessert); or the basics with three kinds of preserving (fruits, tomatoes, pickles); or how to make preserved gifts for gift-­giving. Whatever you and your guests would like to try!  This class can be scheduled in the daytime or evening, weekday or weekend. You are invited to bring beverages to accompany the preserving menu selected; we will provide samples, appetizers and/or snacks of the food we are preserving for your group to enjoy as we prepare the foods together. A great suggestion for birthdays, office groups, bridesmaids’ party, Mom and Daughter groups, Family Get-­‐togethers and reunions, etc.