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Learn how to preserve your local goodness

Fall is right around the corner and canning is in. If your grandmother didn't teach you how to preserve fruits and vegetables, worry not. The Canning Diva is one local culinarian that can teach you the skills of the trade.


Fall canning classes are being offered through The Canning Diva.

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For those finally coming into an over-abundance of tomatoes and other warm-weather produce, Diane Devereaux aka The Canning Diva teaches a variety of canning skills for both first-timers needing the basics and those more experienced and looking for new ideas. She provides classes in Grand Rapids at the Bekins Cooking School as well as create demonstrations at Rylee Ace Hardware on a regular basis.

Devereaux walks her students through recipes such as:

  • Basil diced tomatoes
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Pickled beats
  • Saurkraut
  • Pickles
  • Corn relish
  • Ginger carrots
  • Pickled garlic

Keep an eye on her schedule here to learn about upcoming opportunities in Grand Rapids and the surrounding area.



Eric Tank lives with his lovely wife and daughter in the East Hills area. He is a photography enthusiast and supports local art, food, and entertainment.

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