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How to Can Food

is your complete beginner's guide to

canning food -- right in your own home!

In How to Can Food, you will:

📚 Hit the books (and the country store shelves) to load up on reading material, resources, and, of course, so many jars.

🍲 Discover all about the different kinds of canners - water bath or pressure canning, you'll be ready to roll!

🍓 Whip up some delicious, basic recipes that anyone can tackle. Can we say amazing jelly??

🍗 Process fresh meats (yes! meat!) and make them shelf-stable and safe for years.

🔖 Learn how to store your filled jars properly so you can enjoy your canning efforts for months to come.

🥧 (BONUS) Get my out-of-this-world from-scratch pumpkin pie recipe (just in time for the holidays!)

Who is this course for?

Whether you are:

🥄 the never-ever-been-a canner who is interested in learning a new skill to feed your family.

🥄 the only-ever-made-pickles canner who wants to expand your repertoire.

🥄 the been-there-done-that canner who knows that you NEVER stop finding new things to can

🥄 this course is for every kind of canner.

Even you? Yes, you!

Meet Your Instructor!

🖐 Hiya! I'm Paige.

You know, from Farmhouse Vernacular?
We might have met while I was:

  • renovating my 1905 farmhouse with my husband.
  • sharing densely packed fancy thrift hauls.
  • swooning over many dramatic room reveals.
  • canoodling with some cats.
  • tending to my (please don’t ask me how many) chickens.

I love all things history, design, and DIY.

I've picked up quite a few skills in my day — sewing, baking, chair caning, knitting, and crochet just to name a few!

But in the fall of 2020, I fell in love with canning.

What the heck is canning?

Oh, I'm SO glad you asked.

Canning is the process of preserving food in sealed glass jars.

There is a LOT more to it than that, but let me just tell you the important part.

Properly canned food can be safely stored for YEARS - without electricity.

Can you imagine having dozens of delicious, safe, ready-to-eat meals on your pantry shelves, EVEN if your power goes out?

THAT is what canning can do for you.

And that's what I want to help you learn with How to Can Food!

Why should you can?

I started canning because my mom got sick. Really sick. The end of 2020 pitched my family into absolute chaos the likes of which we had never seen.

There was so much uncertainty about my mom's health and the future of our family, I almost didn't know how to function. I was desperate for an activity that would calm me down and give me a sense of purpose.

Then I found canning. And...my mind became quiet.

As I prepped jars full of food and as my shelves became heavy, I found the sense of grounding I had been searching for.

I was doing something good.

And as my mother miraculously recovered and needed easy, simple meals, my pantry provided for us ten-fold. All that work? Completely paid off.

The love of canning stuck with me and since then, have put up over 1,000 jars of food in a year. That is a LOT of food!

I am so grateful for the peace it brought me.

And that's why I want to help YOU get the same sense of security from your own pantry.

Preparing for the Unknown

Some people can food because they are “doomsday preppers,” ready to go off-the-grid in the event of an apocalypse.

I won't say that thought never crosses my mind, but food security is about so much more than preparing for the end of the world.

Imagine yourself in each of these scenarios for a second. What would you do if...

🔦 ...the power goes out for two weeks and you can’t use your fridge, freezer, or stove?

🚗 ...the roads are impassable for days or weeks at a time?

🍞 ...grocery store shelves run empty for a month?

❤️ ...a family member is sick and needs meals on short notice?

💴 ...your family suddenly loses your income source?

Now imagine what having a well-stocked pantry of shelf-stable food could do for your peace of mind?
That is why I can - to make sure my family will always eat no matter what.

I want that kind of food security for you, too!

That’s why I created How to Can Food

I can't teach you everything you could possibly need to know about canning in one simple course. And I'm not trying to do that.

What I want to do is give you the gift that canning gave me.

I want to inspire you to develop a love of canning that will serve you -- and everyone at your table -- for many years to come.

Inside This Course

How to Can Food is jam-packed with amazing information to help you get started on your canning journey!
Some of the highlights include:

Getting Started: All the books, tools, and resources you need to run your first canning session.

Water Bath vs Pressure Canners: what's the difference and when to use them.

Guided recipe videos: step-by-step guided videos that walk you through a variety of delicious recipes.

Clean up and storage: How to safely store your canned goods, and use them in every-day meals.


Does enrollment close?

Enrollment never closes. We always want to welcome you in to learn How to Can Food!

How long will I have access to How to Can Food?

For always and eternity! This is a one-time purchase price for the course. So even if we raise the price someday in the future, you’ll never need to re-enroll or buy it again.

I thought canning was only in the summer. What can I can in the winter?

I thought the same thing! But when I wanted to learn to can, it was just starting to get cold out. No more fresh gardens overflowing with tomatoes and peppers.

I just wasn't willing to wait until the next harvest season. So I learned about all the wonderful things to can in the winter!

Some great winter canning foods include:

  • Dry beans
  • Meat
  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Chicken Stock
  • Beef Stock
  • Potatoes
  • And more!

What if I need help?

If you run into trouble with the course content or with your course access, email me and my team at paige@farmhousevernacular.com and we’ll be happy to help!

Can’t I learn all this on YouTube?

Sure you can. But if you know you can learn this stuff online, why haven’t you done it yet?

I’ll bet I know why. It’s DAUNTING!! So many videos, so many opinions, so many ways of doing things. Where should you start?

How to Can Food is here to help.

My goal is to give you enough information to start getting jars up on your shelves, and then you can take off running from there.

I won’t teach you absolutely everything there is to know about canning -- because that would be A. LOT.

I will give you a good grounding that will help you succeed when you continue on to other canning projects.

I’m a Vernacular Society member already. Should I buy this course too?

First of all, hello fellow Society Member! 

If you are a Society Member, you have access to nearly all of this content already. However, you only have access as long as you maintain your membership. 

If you want to keep the canning course information for always and eternity, you’ll want to buy this course, too.

What’s your cancellation/refund policy?

Not happy with your purchase? No problem.

Simply email me and my team at paige@farmhousevernacular.com within 7 days of purchase, and we will issue you a refund right away.

Are you ready to put up some food?