Photo by Elly Johnson

Making food preservation a party

preservation station

Preservation Station is an enclosed cargo trailer that unpacks into a high-efficiency, three-season food preservation kitchen and workshop space. The trailer can be pulled onto farms, community gardens, farm markets or your own backyard for a canning or preservation party at the peak of produce ripeness.

Preservation Station is currently outfitted for hot water bath canning of high acid foods, as well as pickling, fermenting and jellying. In the future, the trailer will include equipment for pressure canning, meat curing, drying, freezing, smoking and other traditional preservation techniques.

Learn a new skill, sharpen your techniques, and join friends or family to make food preservation a fun new tradition in your community! For more information, contact us at blanch@crosshatch.org.

Preservation Station at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Preservation Station at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons