Whole Health: Preserving the Past

Leave it to the recession to revive a fading culinary art. Canning the food-storage process that most people associate with their grandmothers is making a comeback, and supermarkets that have the goods are seeing a significant sales lift. We are seeing sales increases of almost 40% over last year in supplies for home canning, freezing and jelly making, wrote Mary Ellen Burris, senior vice president

Leave it to the recession to revive a fading culinary art. Canning — the food-storage process that most people associate with their grandmothers — is making a comeback, and supermarkets that have the goods are seeing a significant sales lift.

“We are seeing sales increases of almost 40% over last year in supplies for home canning, freezing and jelly making,” wrote Mary Ellen Burris, senior vice president of consumer affairs for Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., in a recent online

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