Canning Basics - An Introduction In Water Bath Canning - Archived

  • October 7, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Common Ground Farm

    1330 Taylor Rd E
    DeLand, Florida 32724
Ticket Price $25.00 This event is now over

Learn the basics of canning in our introductory level canning and jam making class taught by Jack Bussell. This class covers a high-level overview of food preservation with a more detailed focus on water bath canning. Participants in this class participate in the jam making process and each participant leaves with a jar of jam.


In this class, we will cover:

  • The tradition of canning and preserving.
  • Deciding what to can and preserve.
  • The difference between water bath canning and pressure canning.
  • The tools needed to can.
  • How to make jams and jellies.
Date & Time

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue Details

Common Ground Farm

1330 Taylor Rd E
DeLand, Florida 32724 Common Ground Farm
Common Ground Farm

Common Ground Farm, located in DeLand, FL, was started in 2009 by John and Pat Joslin. We are a for profit community sustained agriculture (CSA) farm that also offers a weekly farm market open to the public. While our produce is not certified organic it is grown following organic standards without involving the bureaucracy and its exorbitant fees. Only organic and natural fertilizers and organically certified pest or disease control products are used in the growing of the crops. No genetically altered or chemically treated seeds are used in planting.

Our market store, which is open to the public, carries a wide selection of products, which includes our vegetables and herbs. We proudly partner with more than a half-a-dozen other local farms in Central Florida, which allows us to offer a large selection of raw goat and cow milk products, which includes a large selection of cheeses, free-range eggs, microgreens, fresh fruit and locally raised beef, chicken, and pork. In addition, we offer a large selection of dried organic beans and grains, RBST free (bovine growth hormone) butter, organic pasta, pasta sauce, Amish wedding products, pickled vegetables, jams and an extensive collection of spices, seasonings and extracts.  

In addition to our CSA and weekly market, we offer a variety of classes throughout our season along with a couple festival type events. The classes and festival events have an additional fee and are open to the public.