There were occasions even in the 1880s when Niagara growers and canners
experienced labour shortages.
Eugene Gadsden usually speaks haltingly, but ask him about the indignities facing "canners
"--the approximately 10,000 New Yorkers who support themselves by picking aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles off city streets--and he becomes loud and impassioned.
Jerry Evans, vice president, is currently putting ceramic bearings to the test with a large-scale food canner
in the U.S.
He warns that food preserved at home by inexperienced canners
may be the more potent threat.
The only way to achieve this temperature is in a pressure canner
As early as 1889, a Baltimore canner
wrote to the Maryland Bureau of Industrial Statistics and Information that the employment of children was primarily designed to induce the employment of their mothers: "Do not care for child labor at all, but in our business we are often compelled to employ children and, to a certain extent, take care of those not able to labor, in order to get the women."(25)
After sliding by more than 2% in 1984, canned fruit sales in supermarkets picked up by about 2.6% last year, giving the canners
something to cheer about in their struggle to keep consumer pantries well-stocked with their products.
They may also offer demonstrations or classes through their local extension office, and check pressure canner
gauges to ensure safety.
Based on an article "How to Successfully Use a Pressure Canner
" in the July/August 2017 issue of Countryside we decided to invest in a pressure canner
Nosugar jams with added pectin do just fine on the shelf if they're processed in a boiling water bath or steam canner
for 10 minutes.
The Oregon State University Extension Service is offering its summer food preservation and safety hot line for queries on testing pressure canner
gauges, ensuring jam sets properly and preparing tomato salsa, among other questions.
1 Gather equipment: canning jars with matching metal lids and rings, a boiling-water canner
with rack, a widemouthed funnel, tongs, and a jar lifter.
Geoffrey Burcher (centre) with guest speakers Paula Kanesanathan and Bryn Gough.; From left, Cathy Edwards, John Hilbourne, Graham Parker and Chris Edwards.; David Slade with Nicky and David Clarke.; Norma Calman, Marie Lovatt, Eddie Hardy and Conrad Charles.; Richard Canner
, Victoria Canner
and Iain Howarth.; Karen Gilmore, Julia Werner and Amy Green.
The automatic canner
has a conveyor belt feeder, a carbon dioxide gas "pre-purge" feature (to flush oxygen from cans prior to filling) and a five-head can filler.