The Moscow Farmers Market in Moscow, Idaho (a 36 year old Farmers Market and the oldest market in the State of Idaho) is a great place to buy farm-fresh local produce and connect with our local community. This year the Discover You Can – Learn Make Share℠ canning education program will be on hand to help market visitors learn to can and make canning recipes using fresh local produce. In this way, visitors will be able to enjoy and share with friends the local produce from the Market all year long.
The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) and Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, supplied 30 FMC farmers market organizations with the materials they need to host instructional canning programs for their local communities. The Discover You Can – Learn Make Share℠ program spreads awareness of the benefits of canning for healthy, sustainable living, and provides tools to support educational programs that illustrate the three simple steps of safe home canning processes. The three steps are:
- Prep — Wash your jars and lids and heat your water.
- Pick — Select your recipe and prepare it.
- Preserve — Process your filled jars in boiling water.
"Discover You Can – Learn Make Share℠ provides the tools and the ideas to get people excited about learning to can today, and also making something they can share tomorrow," says Elizabeth Comiskey, membership and outreach coordinator, Farmers Market Coalition. "This program really inspires people to find a healthy, new passion that they can share with others. It also gives farmers markets a new opportunity to educate their communities and support local farmers."
Learn how to can and preserve fresh foods from the experts, as well as discover new recipes that you can share with your family and friends. Visit the Moscow Farmers Market, now through Labor Day and Discover You Can! The first demonstration will be Strawberry Jam on June 15th. Visit the Moscow Farmers Market Facebook and webpage on the City of Moscow's website for details including: a schedule of local activities. Or visit FreshPreserving.com for additional information about the 2013 Discover You Can – Learn Make Share℠ program. Supporting your local farmers market helps ensure your community will have healthy, flavorful food for generations to come.
Moscow Farmers Market
Main Street and Friendship Square
May – October
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Barry McGarrah, Market Coordinator
About Farmers Market Coalition
The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets for the benefit of farmers, consumers, and communities. FMC represents farmers markets managers, farmers, state farmers market associations and other organizations and individuals dedicated to helping farmers markets thrive in the long-term. Through education, networking and advocacy, FMC helps farmers markets nationwide maximize their capacity to support agricultural entrepreneurship, provide healthy alternatives for consumers, and strengthen communities. Learn more at www.farmersmarketcoalition.org.
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