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Canning Makes A Comeback

July 15, 2013, 5:04 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Canning Makes A Comeback
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The Fruit Club is trying to bring an old tradition to the younger generations.

"I love peaches! I love fresh fruit. And there's nothing better than fresh fruit right from the farm," new canner Darlene Skinner said.

Fresh fruit is a summertime favorite, but fruit doesn't stay fresh forever.  That's why the Fruit Club is teaching people about canning.

"It's fun. It's kind of what your grandma used to do, so let's just continue that tradition," Fruit Club Director Audrey Stake said.

"My mom always canned. And when I got married, I married a farmer. We lived in town and we have this big, huge garden every year. And I just naturally took off after her," long-time canner Sherry Forsberg said.

"I've never done it, but I'm going to give it a shot! And we've got a fantastic group on Facebook that will be able to teach us all. And we'll all work together and it will be fun," Skinner said.

The Fruit Club is using Facebook and word of mouth to try to encourage people to make their own preserves.  One of the benefits that's drawing many people in is knowing exactly what they're getting.

"I think there's more and more people that are worried about what is in the food. Pesticides and all of that other stuff. This way they can control exactly what's in there," Forsberg said.

"That way you have your own fruit. It's fresh. You made it, you're in control of what goes in it, and not some company that makes it," Stake said.

While Skinner isn't sure her peaches will last long enough to can, she's really enjoying the process.

"We all share each other's ideas and everything and so yeah, we're all going to get peaches all over our face," Skinner said.

Stake says their business is perfect for canners.

"We buy in bulk and we sell in bulk. So people get a huge lug of peaches. 25 pounds is 60 to 80 peaches. I don't think someone could sit and eat 60-80 peaches in one sitting. So to preserve them and keep them fresh longer, I think people like to can," Stake said.

You can learn more about the Fruit Club on its website, or by going to the Facebook page.

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