Today we had our first ever Canning Class at the farm. It went really well, but I learned a lot, like everything ALWAYS takes longer in real life then in your head or on paper. But my "Guinea Pigs" were very kind. I had said the class would start at 4 and end around 6. We started a couple minutes after 4 but did not end until 7:30.
In that time the 6 of us made 24 jars of pepper jelly and 16 jars of salsa. Everyone went home with 3 jars of pepper jelly and 2 jars of salsa.
All in all I think it went well. I think the group opinion was not to do less but to just plan on scheduling more time.
I hope everyone walked away with the confidence to try their own canning at home. I feel like Julie in Julie & Julia "No fear! No fear!" Easy and safe as long as you follow some basic rules.
I guess more classes are in our future! Need to buy more stuff!