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Jam/Canning lessons in Baltimore

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Does anyone know of any jam-making or canning classes in the Baltimore area? I've looked online and asked at the farmer's market, but I can't seem to find anything. Or is anyone on here experienced enough to want a helper? Or alternatively, am I just being a baby and should learn by myself?

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  1. http://www.homecanning.com/

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    1. re: hon

      thanks for the link. they have pretty good looking instructions. i've found very detailed instructions at the usda website as well. you'd think that being a microbiology graduate student, i wouldn't have a problem trying this on my own. after all, i follow very similar protocols all day in the lab, but i don't eat anything in my lab...and we study common food-borne bacteria, which makes me a little nervous about what i eat :)

      1. re: pigtowner

        I made jam for the 1st time ever last year. I didn't even have all the "proper" equipments. But with a good site, you should be just fine. My jam was so yummy and popular it was all gone within 2 month. My fingers are already itchy for the upcoming strawberry picking season....

        Here's the site I used last time.
        http://www.pickyourown.org/jam.htm