The best part of summer, for me is my garden. I loathe summer for any other reason. I hate the heat, I hate the humidity and heck, I can't even say I like the beach that much. I am much more an autumn/winter kind of girl, but summer does have one perk and that is the satisfaction of seeing hard work come to fruition through the garden. This time of year we have lovely offerings coming out of our garden in the form of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, peppers and berries. We have plums and lemons as well. While we can all year long, this time of year is really crunch time because you want to can at the peak of freshness. So while summer may seem endless and canning may never seem to end this time of year, the good folks at Ball have made it a fun celebration of an age old tradition!
National Can it Forward Day will be celebrated and observed on August 1st this year and is an homage to home canning. A way to bolster those of us who may have been canning for many years and a way to encourage those who have an interest but just don't know where to start! So I hope you will join me and others on Saturday to celebrate National Can it Forward Day! You can tune into the Ball website for a live demonstration and lots of great presentations all day long. You are going to love the learning opportunities that will be presented! Here is some information on what you will be able to see and learn on this fun day celebrating home preserving!