It's Our Heritage
What does one do when one lives nestled between counties named Kerr and Mason? Why, you can things, of course! Although these are the names of long passed military folk, it’s more than ironic that these names are synonymous with the iconic glass jars of a bygone era. These familiar place names are also names associated with the pioneers of canning. We’ve all come across these jars in garage sales or antique stores. It was the innovation of men like these who enabled countless women pioneers to line their cupboard with provisions for the long winter ahead. It was out of necessity that these mothers and grandmothers created the art form of canning. While the modern conveniences of the supermarket buffer us against perishing at the hands of a long winter, the artisanal pursuit of canning lives on.