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Blog Posts

Tomatoes anybody?

Posted by Natalie friend on August 12, 2014 at 4:38pm

Mason - Our Mascot

Posted by Mark Norton on April 23, 2014 at 7:33am — 5 Comments

Meet the Members: IthacaNancy

Posted by Alison F on February 9, 2013 at 12:00pm

Meet the Members: Rachel Firak

Posted by Katie Quinn-Jacobs on January 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

2013 IthaCan Slate of Events

Posted by Katie Quinn-Jacobs on November 20, 2012 at 8:00am

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Disclaimer

IthaCan is a volunteer citizens' advocacy effort and recognizes front and center that it is neither infallible or all-knowing. So, use your common sense before following any advice found on this site.

IthaCan and its administrative members assume no responsibility for information disseminated from IthaCan or for what may occur at food preservation gatherings at other people's houses.

General disclaimer: Use IthaCan at your own risk.

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Currants: red, black, rose and champagne.

Currants are ripe and ready this week.

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Latest Activity

Katie Quinn-Jacobs replied to Dave Lenweaver's discussion Tomato Soup in the group Canning
"Dave, I second Nancy's recommendation for increasing the acidity of the soup (using citric acid or lemon juice) as a precaution and to use a published recipe.  Canning, unlike cooking a soup up for dinner, is more of a chemistry lab with…"
13 hours ago
IthacaNancy replied to Dave Lenweaver's discussion Tomato Soup in the group Canning
"No worries Dave,  just add citric acid or commercially bottled lemon juice to your recipe - but you must use an approved recipe either from Ball, the canning folks, or from the Georgia Cooperative Extension, who does all of the research on safe…"
20 hours ago
Erik Shanton and Alice Bizri are now friends
yesterday
Dave Lenweaver added a discussion to the group Canning
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Tomato Soup

I want to can my tomato soup but am worried about the acidity level for hot water bath canning. I don't own a pressure canner. Any suggestions?See More
yesterday
Dave Lenweaver joined Katie Quinn-Jacobs's group
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Canning

Canning topics: water bath, pressure canning, supplies, etc.
yesterday
Jules Behrens posted an event
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Blackberry follow up at Whitehawk Ecovillage

August 23, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
For those who came to the blackberry pruning workshop only please! We will check out the effects of our pruning experiments, and pick berries for a few hours.See More
Aug 17
Gautam Bhattacharya joined Katie Quinn-Jacobs's group
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Fruits n' Nuts

Orchardists and nut growers gather here.
Aug 9
Gautam Bhattacharya replied to Chad DeVoe's discussion Just getting started in the group Fruits n' Nuts
"Chad, How is your orchard project going? I strongly second the suggestions made by Toby. Having worked with Prof. Robert Andersen, Stone Fruit Specialist, a close colleague of Dr. James Cummings, at Geneva, I have been very fortunate to know Dr.…"
Aug 9
Gautam Bhattacharya replied to Laura Woinoski's discussion Kefir Grains? in the group Fermentation
"My turn now? Should be very grateful for the smallest quantity necessary to start a glassful or a pint. Many thanks."
Aug 9
Gautam Bhattacharya joined Katie Quinn-Jacobs's group
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Fermentation

Discuss fermentation techniques, preferences, resources and gizmos here.
Aug 9
Gautam Bhattacharya is now a member of IthaCan
Aug 9
Katie Quinn-Jacobs posted a status
"Added Gene Logsdon's, The Pond Lovers, to the book resource list."
Aug 6
Katie Quinn-Jacobs commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event Blueberry: Work & Share 2014
"Had a good time at the Blueberry Work & Share. Here's the link for the chutney recipe for those interested.  Myself, I think I'll experiment with the basic recipe a bit next time.  I'll sub shallots for the onions,…"
Aug 6
IthacaNancy commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event Blueberry: Work & Share 2014
"Thanks for organizing this event Kate. I wouldn't have tried the blueberry chutney on my own, but I like it. It's nice to have a not so sweet recipe and I'm looking forward to trying the chutney with chicken. ; )"
Aug 5
michelle nickerson is now a member of IthaCan
Jul 27
Katie Quinn-Jacobs commented on Katie Quinn-Jacobs's event Blueberry: Work & Share 2014
"Thanks for letting me know, Andi.  Catch you on another one sometimes."
Jul 24

Some of our Members

ALERT! Little green man invasion!

We love our mascot Mason, but we also want to see a picture from you!

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IthaCan's Mission

IthaCan was created to help the people of Tompkins County, NY, meet up with others in our area who are interested in preserving food at home. You don't have to be an expert to get started, just have a willingness to learn and connect with like-minded people. The fun takes care of itself once you jump in.

Preserving food at home is important, because it...
• Is critical to the development of the local foodshed
• Builds community resiliency
• Encourages household self-reliance
• Can contribute significantly to individual efforts to lower carbon footprints
• Is a wonderful way to network with others, to learn and share.
 
 
 

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IthaCan is a web-based social network where home food preservers in Tompkins County organize food preserving events and share information.

Resources

Books

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Mar 24, 2009 at 5:38pm. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Aug 6.

Bulk Foods

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs May 17, 2009 at 8:45am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Jul 7.

Farmers

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs May 17, 2009 at 7:39am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Nov 18, 2012.

Recommended Websites

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Mar 23, 2009 at 10:00am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Oct 5, 2010.

Resources

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Mar 23, 2009 at 9:50am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Sep 19, 2010.

Retailers

Created by Katie Quinn-Jacobs May 17, 2009 at 8:27am. Last updated by Katie Quinn-Jacobs Feb 28, 2010.

Articles

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