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Welcome to Guildbrook Farm

We live off the grid in the foothills of Appalachia and share with you all we know (and don’t know) about canning, cooking, critters, gardening, solar, building stuff, living debt free, and the journey to be self-sustainable. Click on a topic and get started!

Canning 101:  Start Here

Canning 101: Start Here

What is canning? Why can your own food? How do you start canning and what tools do you need? This is a comprehensive learning to can video that attempts to give a basic understanding of home canning using both a water bath canner and a pressure canner. We cover several types of canning methods, what is approved and not approved by the USDA, how to read canning recipes, and common questions and problems.

Home Canning Equipment

Here is the complete video on how to get started with canning:

Pressure Canning Potatoes

Pressure Canning Potatoes

Using Mylar Bags for Food Storage

Using Mylar Bags for Food Storage