The Blue Ridge Cannery will open for the 2014 season on Tuesday, July 8 at 8:00 AM. The cannery provides a clean and convenient place to prepare, pack, and process vegetables and fruits for customers each canning season.
Customers will need to bring their products ready to pack and process as well as the supplies needed. Customers can choose whether to bring in their own glass jars which will be processed for .40 cents per quart, or metal cans may be obtained from the cannery and will be processed for .70 cents per can. First time users will be taught how to use the facility.
Families have used the cannery for years and the tradition continues. The cannery allows customers to quickly process larger quantities of food than possible at home.
The cannery will be open on July 8 and then on each Tuesday and Thursday in July and August at 8:00 a.m. The product must be ready for the cooker by 12:00 p.m. (noon). The schedule for September will be announced at a later date.
The cannery is managed by Rhonda Mathews Fannin County High School Agriculture Education Teacher, Jeffery Wilbanks Fannin County Middle School Agriculture Education Teacher, and operated by the Fannin County Board of Education
The cannery is located in the old State Farmers Market complex off East First Street. For more information please call 706-632-0208.