Guide to Great Canning Blogs

A canning newbie can find a community of support online.
A canning newbie can find a community of support online. | Source

Whether new to canning or experienced in food preserving, an online community exists to give support, encouragement, and a bounty of recipes. A personal touch, when creating a canning blog, is a must to attract new people to this domestic art. Here are a few of the best, in no particular order, that provide an invitation to preserving.

Canning Granny

Canning Granny-Sharing the dying art of homemaking...canning, dehydrating, preserving,and storing food...and enjoying myself in the process.

The Canning Granny is a site rich in canning recipes, pictures, and instructions in the process of preserving food. She updates her blog regularly, and has companion sites on Facebook and Twitter. A section is provided for followers to submit their own recipes. She is an award winning, prolific blogger with multiple blogs on different topics.

Canning Homemade

Canning Homemade (SB Canning)-Sustainable Living and Preserving the Future

SB Canning is packed full of not only great recipes, and instructional graphics, but also safety procedures for water bath and pressure canning. SB takes pride on the close interaction with her followers. She is generous with her tips and suggestions, especially on her companion Facebook page.

Simply Canning

Simply Canning-Canning, dehydrating, freezing. Sun ripened fruits, garden fresh vegetables and home grown meat. We all know just how good and how nutritious they are.Learn to provide healthy nutritious foods for your family and have fun doing it. Don't get me wrong, filling your pantry is a lot of work up front.The benefits you enjoy throughout the year are OH SO worth it.Are you looking for someone to come alongside? Do you wonder where to start? Let me help! My goal is to help YOU succeed.

Simply Canning is a beautifully laid out site with striking pictures of her handiwork. It is a wonderful place for a canning newbie to start their adventure. She has an entire section of the site dedicated to the beginning canner. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Food In Jars

Food In Jars-A blog dedicated to canning, preserving and the art of putting up.

One of the first blogs on canning, this site is definitely the work of a professional food writer. She teaches classes on canning and has recently published a lovely book on the subject. She may, in the future, offer online canning classes. Food In Jars can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Saving the Season

Saving the Season-This is a blog about home canning—or "putting up" as one might say where I'm from—and it will cover jams and other fruit preserves, pickles and briny things, canned vegetables (above all tomatoes) and the complement of condiments that includes relishes, sauces, salsas and those related preparations that result when you chunk bits of seasonal produce and preserve them in a syrup either piquant or sweet.

The Saving the Season blog is one of the most stylish sites out there. It is the Vogue of the canning world. Kevin West, the creative preserver, is successful at making canning attractive to younger generations. West can be followed on Twitter. 

About the Author

Catherine Dean is a freelance writer, gardener, quilter, and blogger. Her professional background includes nonprofit program development, grant writing, and volunteer management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Georgia College & State University.

Her blog, Sowing A Simple Harvest, chronicles a modern couple trying to live a simplistic, sustainable life. To explore Catherine's professional credentials, visit her website. She can also be followed on Twitter.

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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Thanks for putting these links to canning information together for us with your reviews.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Sure thing. I love sharing the site I go to often for support and advice. Thanks for commenting.


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Pavlo Badovskyy 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting. It is always nice to do anything yourself. I liked the hub and information.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thanks Pavlo. Hope everything is going well in your corner of the world.


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jcevans2009 4 years ago from Boise, ID

So glad to know that there are online communities where people can learn about canning. I watched my mom can veggies from our garden when I was a kid, and I just may try it myself! Voted up and useful. Sharing and pinning, too!


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thanks so much for commenting and pinning! Please do give it a try. With all the pesticide and bad health practices of the food industry, it is a great hobby to have.


SparrowMinistries 4 years ago

Thanks for this! I will be saving the information for I hope to soon have time to "put up" and preserve! Voted Up, Useful, Awesome, and Interesting!


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thanks so much!


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cygnetbrown 4 years ago from Alton, Missouri

Canning can become addicting. I've come to the point where I have foregone the freezer in favor of the canner.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

I fully agree. I just pressured canned for the first time today and now I know I am addicted. Our freezer is so small that I can only placed items that have to be frozen there. Thanks for commenting.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This is a great hub! I do quite a bit of canning in the summer, but would always like to learn how to do more. These look some really great links. Bookmarking this hub for future reference. Voting up, useful and sharing! Thanks so much! :)


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mvillecat 3 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia Author

Thank you sgbrown! I have not canned since the fall and I too am looking forward to starting back. I gave a lot of my jams away at Christmas and family members have been coming back for more jars since. I am so glad they have been a hit.

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