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Canning Through the World Wars

The Great Depression

Successful Canning and Preserving

(Powell, 1918)

The canning center movement was accelerated by the wide-spread decrease in farm income and by progressive unemployment in towns and cities, which threw millions of people upon the relief rolls.



--Stienbarger, M. C. & Birdseye, M. (1935). Community canning centers. United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Home Economics. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/CAT31038847

Community Canning Centers

(Community Canning Centers, 1935)

 

 

Community canning centers provided rural communities with communal access to equipment, like pressure canners, which might otherwise have been cost prohibitive.These centers also increased the safety in home canning through supervision by trained staff, which assisted in adherence to proper safety measures of the time.

Community Canning Centers

(Community Canning Centers, 1935)

Competent supervision is absolutely essential to the success of a canning center. If untrained persons are assembled to work with perishable foods, and to use unfamiliar equipment, without expert guidance and control, there is certain to be waste of material and time, and possible menace to health.



--Stienbarger, M. C. & Birdseye, M. (1935). Community canning centers. United States Department of Agriculture Bureau of Home Economics. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/CAT31038847

 
Community Canning Centers

(Community Canning Centers, 1935)