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January 14, 2015 Canning, Events, News, Preserving Recipes, Recipes, What's New

Dehydrating, Pressure Canning, & Healthy Meal Ideas at the PA Farm Show

bookcover2012Today, Wednesday – January 14, 2015, is a busy day at the PA Farm Show. We’ll be touching on a few topics including, dehydrating, pressure canning and healthy meal ideas.

We will kick-off the day with Daniel Gasteiger, top 20 garden blogger, and newspaper gardening and food writer. Daniel is also the author of Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry it, Too, a modern step-by-step guide to preserving food whether it’s making tomato sauce, drying herbs, or preserving jams and jellies.

At the Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station (find our booth here) Daniel will share tips and techniques for dehydrating food, as well as provide some recipes and ideas for how to put your preserves to work throughout the year. Daniel will be selling his book at the Preservation Station, and will be signing them too. Read more about Dan’s background here. Here’s Daniel’s schedule.

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    Daniel Gasteiger

    Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station

    • 9 am – 1 pm Dehydrating Demos with Daniel Gasteiger every hour.

We have two demonstrations planned for the Family Living Stage today. Buy Fresh Buy Local and Jim Switzenberg, as well as Penn State Cooperative Extension.


Buy Fresh Buy Local, a subsidiary of PASA, will talk about how to find, choose and appreciate great local foods, and support the farmers and lands, which produce them. Jim Switzenberg from the John Wright Restaurant will demonstrate how to incorporate local produce into your meals. Catch this presentation at the Family Living Stage.

  • Family Living Stage:
    • 12 – 1 pm Buy Fresh Buy Local and Jim Switzenberg from the John Wright Restaurant.

Rick Kralj from Penn State Cooperative Extension will teach the basics of pressure canning, including meats at the Family Living Stage. Rick will share tips and recipes from Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Let’s Preserve – Meat & Poultry. Recipes and helpful resources will be available at the demonstration, and you can also visit the Penn State Cooperative Extension booth at the Farm Show for more information. Here’s when you can catch this presentation.

  • Family Living Stage:
    • 1 – 2 pm How to Pressure Can Meat with Rick Kralj
Robin Joss

Robin Joss

Robin Joss, popular food blogger, at Big Red Kitchen, and the queen of Mason jar meals will share her secrets for making your own fast, healthy family Mason jar meals. Watch her demos at the Preservation Station on Wednesday afternoon. Robin will join us all day tomorrow too. Check our blog tomorrow for all the details.

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station: Mason Jar Meals with Robin Joss
    • 4 pm Pork meatballs with Chipotle Apple Butter
    • 5 pm How to build a Mason Jar Salad

If you can’t join us today, here’s our schedule for the rest of the week. Don’t forget to enter your chance to win our PA Farm Show Canning Kit below.
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