Citrus County Canning Center
3405 W. Southern Street
Lecanto, Florida 34434
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The Canning Center is good for:
- Auditorium - 100 person capacity
- Classroom - 50 person capacity
How does the community canning kitchen operate?
The kitchen is equipped with all of the necessary tools and appliances that you will need to preserve fruits and vegetables, sauces, relishes, jams, etc., pea shellers and juicers are also available for your use.
You bring your own canning jars, produce, and recipe ingredients such as; spices, vinegars, etc.
After you wash and prepare your produce, you will fill your sanitized canning jars and apply the lids.
The canning kitchen is a self-help facility equipped for the preparation, preservation, and heat processing of seasonally available fruits and vegetables, pickles and relishes, sauces and syrups, and of course, jams and jellies.
The resources of the Canning Kitchen enable you to bring in homegrown produce, or what you have purchased, to preserve them for future consumption.
Foods are processed by using the "home-style" method of canning, which uses traditional water-bath canners and dial-gauge pressure canners on commercial gas ranges.
Home processing fresh garden produce or putting up a special favorite sauce or relish is an enjoyable and highly satisfying experience; not to mention the health benefits offered for those with special diet needs. Those who are sensitive or allergic to commercial chemical preservatives or added salts can benefit greatly by home processing foods.
Canning Kitchen Recipes
- Blueberry Marmalade
- Bread and Butter Pickles
- Cranberry Jelly
- Peach Conserve
- Peach Mango Jam - (Lower Sugar)
- Spiced Wine Jelly