Discover You Can: Learn, Make Share Food Preservation Program At Local Farmers Markets Supports Farm-to-Table Movement

Market on Central - Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge, IA has been selected for the Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share program where farmers markets educate visitors on safe canning and preserving foods techniques.

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Market on Central - Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge, IA

Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share will be joining the farmers market to help visitors....use fresh local produce to enjoy and share favorite dishes with friends all year long

Fort Dodge, IA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Market on Central - Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge, IA is a favorite summer destination for farm-fresh, local produce and community collaboration. This year, the popular food preservation program, Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ will be joining the farmers market to help visitors learn to can and vacuum seal food, make recipes, and use fresh local produce to enjoy and share favorite dishes with friends all year long.

The education program is particularly timely as the ever-growing farm-to-table and home-canning and vacuum sealing movements continue gaining momentum. Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share resulted from a partnership between the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), FoodSaver®, the #1 vacuum-sealing system, and makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, in order to support healthy, sustainable food practices.

Makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products and FoodSaver® Brand supplied 50 FMC farmers market organizations with the materials needed to host instructional canning and vacuum sealing demonstrations for their local communities. The program spreads awareness of the benefits of food preservation for healthy, sustainable living, and provides tools to support farmers market experiential educational programs.

“Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ offers creative ideas and tools to get people excited about learning to can and vacuum seal,” says Elizabeth Comiskey, membership and outreach coordinator. “The program supports local farmers and food artisans while inspiring market goers to preserve and save seasonal produce, meats, and cheeses to enjoy throughout the year.”

Visit Market on Central - Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge, IA for a schedule of local activities, or visit FarmersMarketCoalition.org, FreshPreserving.com or FoodSaver.com for additional information about the 2014 Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ education program.

Market on Central - Farmers Market in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge, IA
Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA
HOURS OF OPERATION - 2nd and 4th Saturday - June to September from 9 am to 1 pm
Cheryl O'Hern/515-302-8026
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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 http://www.farmersmarketcoalition.org.

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