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slowfoodgrrl Jul 7, 2008 08:38 AM

Hey, Twin Cities hounds, where do you buy your canning supplies (pot, rack, tongs, jars)? I'd buy online, but I want a local source, especially for jars and lids, so I can stock up and replace things as needed. Thanks.

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    churchka Jul 7, 2008 01:19 PM

    Ace Hardware on 38th and Nicollet is my place for all canning supplies.

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      NordeastB Jul 7, 2008 01:13 PM

      We go to any of the Fleet Farms.

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        slowfoodgrrl Jul 7, 2008 11:33 AM

        Thanks. Can anyone recommend where to purchase the set up for a boiling water operation or, this would be really great, a place where I can talk to someone about and then purchase a pressure canner?

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        1. re: slowfoodgrrl
          aronningen Jul 7, 2008 12:59 PM

          I'd hoped for this but after searching around town ended up buying a pressure canner online. I haven't used it for pressure canning yet but it worked better than my boiling water canner for regular canning.
          I have seen boiling water canners at thrift stores on occassion.

          1. re: slowfoodgrrl
            rp1760 Jul 7, 2008 03:44 PM

            Your local Ace Hardware should have what you need. On my recent trip there for 1/2 pints I saw canning pots, jars, cheesecloth, pectin, ect, ect. Didn't notice if there was a pressure cooker - sorry.

          2. bob s Jul 7, 2008 08:41 AM

            The best place that I've found locally is Fleet Farm. However, in a pinch, Lunds (at least the Uptown Lunds) has reduced sugar pectin and a limited supply of lids, jars, etc. They had at least a few of these things last week when I bought some pectin.

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            1. re: bob s
              mnitchals Jul 7, 2008 11:20 AM

              The Cub Foods at 60th and Lyndale carries the supplies as well (jars, lids, paraffin, pectin). I think the stuff is in the row with saran wrap and aluminum foil and baggies and is toward the back wall.

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