Discover You Can: Canning Demonstrations with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

There’s nothing like the taste of an Indiana tomato in the dead of winter.

If you love locally grown produce, and are running out of room in your freezer, come discover the joys of canning. Experts from Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard will demonstrate the boiling-water-bath process, and answer your questions about canning.


You’ll find free instructions, recipes, coupons for Ball Jars and other canning supplies, plus give-aways! Find out how you can enjoy local food all year long. Look for these demos on the Plaza, by the steps to City Hall, with a Tuesday Market demo next door to Bloomingfoods Near West Side.

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is partnering with the City of Bloomington Farmer's Market, through a Grant from the Ball Corporation.

At the City of Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market:
Saturday, July 16 – Tomato-based Salsa
9am and 10:30am demos
Saturday, August 20 – Dilly Beans/Pickled Green Beans
9am and 10:30am demos

At the Tuesday Farmer's Market
next to Bloomingfoods Near West Side
Tuesday, July 26 – Peach Chutney
demo at 5pm

Also: Food Preservation Workshop with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Join staff from Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard to learn about the many ways to preserve food this harvest season. This class will go over the most popular methods: canning, fruit preserving, drying and freezing, as well as traditional salting and lacto-fermentation. The workshop also includes a hands-on food preservation demonstration, and (did we mention?) tasting.

Thursday, July 28, 6-8:30pm
Food Works Kitchen, 318 S. Washington Street
Donation suggested, if possible.
To register for this class, call 812-355-6843 or
contact Kayte at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thursday, July 28, 6-8:30pm
Food Works Kitchen, 318 S. Washington Street