Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠
Posted On: March 28, 2014
As the food preservation movement continues to gain momentum, we are once again bringing you creative resources and tools to educate your community about the benefits of buying and preserving local produce and meats this summer and help them discover ways to make and share “from-farm-to-table” meals all year long!
This year, the popular food preservation program, Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ is back with new benefits. Jarden Consumer Solutions, makers of FoodSaver® vacuum-sealing system is joining the education alliance with Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, expanding the options and approaches of food preservation beyond produce to include meat, fish, cheeses, and more.
We are also increasing the number of eligible host organizations from 30 to 50, providing farmers markets across the nation more opportunities to support the local food movement and preserve fresh, locally grown favorites to enjoy year round. If
among the 50 selected organizations, you’ll have the opportunity to host food preservation demonstrations and events, teaching your community the benefits of buying and preserving local produce, meats, and cheeses. Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ will help your community learn how to can and vacuum seal food and make favorite recipes so they may share the fun of food preservation with others and enjoy the tastes of summer and seasonal foods throughout the year.
Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share℠ is offering 50 FMC member farmer market organizations the opportunity to apply for $1,200 in funding. In addition to funding, the selected 50 organizations will also receive a starter kit filled with canning and sealing supplies and signage to help you fulfill your education mission, as well as coupons and samples to provide to farmers market visitors.
If you are interested in participating in this program, click here to complete the application before Sunday April 20, 2014 at 10p CST. Please contact Amber Meairs at DiscoverYouCan@imschicago.com or (312) 242-4723 with any questions.
Select farmers markets will be announced the week of April 28, 2014 and welcome kits will be mailed thereafter.
Apply now and get ready to learn!
What will you make today?
Who will you share with tomorrow?